1. Most likely he Wasn't killed on Gen. Linden's approval.gebhk wrote: ↑22 Apr 2022 14:04Surely the point is that it is unlikely that he was shot by, at the behest of or with the approval of gen Linden?I see nothing unusual about a man empathising with a victim giving that victim the means to exact revenge.Why would one American Pvt. give his rifle to an inmate shoot Wicker as he could do so by himself?.Sorry, but I somehow doubt that people driven to violence by extreme emotion would be dispassionately contemplating whether the object of their hatred or fear belongs to one or another class of SS and therefore whether he will or will not be put on trial and his chances of being executed if he is!.And why shoot Wicker? If he committed war crimes it would have been easier to put him on trial and jail or hang him?, as he was after all an career-SS-Totenkopfverbände Soldier.
2. How exactly did Wicker victimise this Dachau inmate?, I would't so eagerly give my gun to anyone wanting revenge. Plus didn't Wicker lawfully surrender to the American, thus making himself an prisoner of war.
3. You never know he could have been succesfully sentenced. Why do people while emotional during war have to kill someone?