More than 60 years after the end of the Second World War, it became apparent today, that society cannot afford to rest on its laurels and think that the past will never repeat itself, when a high-ranking officer of the Waffen SS was arrested at Lowestoft Railway Station.
Gruppenfuhrer Fritz Neberlich, masquerading as 'Neil Lewington', 43, of Tilehurst, Reading, was arrested by officers of the Suffolk Constabulary after he tried to board a train to London carrying a suspiciously-large backpack, which, as it turned out, was packed with Frankfurters.
The Waffen SS, literally "Weapons SS", was the combat arm of the Schutzstaffel ("Protective Squadron") or SS, and was formed as a group of 322 men who were to act as bodyguards for Adolf Hitler.
The Waffen SS was declared a 'criminal organisation' by the International Military Tribunal during the Nuremberg Trials.
In a report in 2003, the British government claimed that over 1,400 former members of the Waffen SS were still living in the UK, and this latest arrest seems to be just the very tip of the iceberg.
Gruppenfuhrer Neberlich's own grandfather was a member of the Einsatzgruppen, annihilation squads who were instrumental in the Final Solution, and responsible for the deaths of more than 1 million Jews.
Police have said they had been watching Gruppenfuhrer Neberlich closely for months, as he was a known fare-dodger on trains all over Suffolk.