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A recent Sunday programme on TVNZ reported on a “remarkable survivor” of World War II who arrived in New Zealand in the 1950s. This was not a Jewish refugee who survived the war and the horrors of death camps. Nor was the subject of celebration an ANZAC survivor of an alpine ski unit. The reporter, Cameron Bennett, was interviewing Willi Huber – a former Nazi Waffen SS soldier.

Huber’s Nazi past was given a light once-over treatment by a fawning Bennett. His main focus was the fact...