THE HAGUE — Nazi war criminal Pieter Menten, convicted for supervising a mass killing of Polish Jews in 1941, was released from prison today after serving seven years of a 10-year term.
Menten, 85, a Dutch millionaire, was convicted of complicity in the killing of 20 to 30 Jews by German SS troops. He walked out of Scheveningen Prison and drove away in a rental car with his lawyer.
Police prevented reporters from following Menten's car but he was believed to have driven to the town of Blaricum, southeast of Amsterdam, where his ex-wife, Meta Pauw, has a house.
The Irish government Thursday declared the art collector, a former Nazi SS officer, an undesirable alien and banned him from entering Ireland.