In a stunning revelation, evidence has emerged suggesting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was well aware of the controversial background of 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, who recently received a standing ovation in the Canadian parliament. Hunka is alleged to be a former Nazi war criminal with a dark history that includes the brutal killings of children. The shocking revelation comes from Steven Rambam, a private investigator renowned for his relentless pursuit of Nazi war criminals.
Trudeau’s Refusal to Accept Responsibility
Despite the mounting evidence and public outcry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has refused to take responsibility for the deeply embarrassing incident that unfolded in the national Parliament. During the ceremony, Canadian politicians and Ukrainian President Zelensky celebrated a Waffen SS veteran, a move that has drawn criticism from around the world.
In a brief statement to journalists, Trudeau acknowledged the gravity of the situation, saying, “This was a mistake that has deeply embarrassed Parliament and Canada. All of us who were in this House on Friday deeply regret having stood and clapped even though we did so unaware of the context.”
Questioning Trudeau’s Hypocrisy
However, Steven Rambam, a private investigator and Nazi hunter based in New York, has called out Trudeau’s hypocrisy in the matter. Rambam is widely recognized for his pro bono activities, which have included tracking down nearly 200 Nazi collaborators and war criminals across the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
Rambam dismisses the narrative that suggests everyone was surprised by Hunka’s identity, stating, “It’s ridiculous. Look, this person made no secret of who he was. He even had a website until yesterday. He posted and disseminated photos of himself in his SS uniform. He wrote about his experiences in the SS 14th Grenadiers. There’s a scholarship in his name at a university in central Canada, in Alberta. I mean, this is ludicrous that people could possibly have been surprised by who he was and what he did.”
The Dark History of Yaroslav Hunka
During World War II, Yaroslav Hunka served in the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, also known as SS Galichina. This division, created by Nazi Germany in 1943, was comprised of Ukrainian nationalist militants and was notorious for its brutal ethnic cleansing of Jews and Poles.
Rambam emphasizes the seriousness of Hunka’s alleged crimes, stating, “This is not a small criminal. He didn’t pick someone’s pocket or steal $100 from a store. This is an alleged mass murderer who killed old people, allegedly, who allegedly killed children with his comrades in the SS Galicia Division.”
Poland’s Pursuit of Justice
In response to the shocking revelations, Poland’s Education Minister Przemyslaw Czarnek announced steps toward the possible extradition of Yaroslav Hunka to Poland. Hunka’s unit was responsible for burning alive up to 1,000 Polish villagers, including elderly individuals, women, and children, in Huta Pieniacka in 1944.
However, Rambam is skeptical about the possibility of extradition, stating, “Canada does not extradite Nazi war criminals. They have never extradited a Nazi war criminal. This is not the only Nazi war criminal who was requested from Canada. And they are not extradited. They are not denaturalized. They are not deported like the US does. They are not prosecuted inside Canada, which they should be.”
Unveiling a Disturbing Truth
What’s even more shocking is that many former Nazis who found refuge in Canada did not hide their identities. Rambam points out that they were unafraid and unashamed, living openly under their real names. They bought houses, registered to vote, and even obtained business licenses, some becoming notary publics.
Rambam’s investigation uncovered approximately 1,000 alleged war criminals in Canada, including those from Ukrainian units, Latvian Arajs Kommando, murderers from Belorussia, and the special Einsatzkommandos of the Nazis. Of the 1,000, Rambam focused on the 200 most notorious.
A Troubling History of Anti-Semitism in Canada
Canada’s history as a safe haven for ex-Nazi collaborators, particularly Ukrainians, is deeply rooted in a culture of anti-Semitism. Rambam explains that it was easier for former Nazis to enter Canada than for Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust or survivors seeking a new life.
Rambam recounts a disturbing episode where a potential immigrant who had been an SS member was welcomed into Canada, despite his admission of killing communists. Canada’s former Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged the entry of such individuals, citing a desire to avoid exacerbating ethnic tensions.
Trudeau’s Failure to Address the Issue
Rambam believes that Nazism is now more tolerated than ever, with the Canadian government offering insufficient condemnation for the recent celebration of a former Nazi. He criticizes Trudeau’s response, saying that the example set at the top is incorrect and that Trudeau failed to acknowledge the severity of the situation.
In conclusion, the controversy surrounding Yaroslav Hunka’s celebration in the Canadian parliament has exposed a troubling history of Nazi war criminals finding refuge in Canada. While the world waits to see if justice will be served, questions remain about Canada’s role in harboring individuals with such dark and horrifying pasts.