I recently watched a film called Black Book. One of the best war films I have seen in a long time, which I highly recommend.
In the film, near the end, after the Nazi's have surrendered, a top SS man tells a Canadian (might have been English) officer that he has the right to execute another Nazi, Muntze, who was to be executed for treason against the state. Muntze escaped, but later on is found again. The execution went ahead as the SS officer looked on at the execution of Muntze.
Someone has to please tell me that this did not actually happen? Or did it? And if so, why were the Nazi's allowed carry out their own executions after the war? Was it only against Nazi officials and soldiers?
I am not sure if the SS officer tricked the Canadian officer, or if it was policy and subsequently, they had the right to carry out executions. Seems strange that it would be.