Wednesday 26 September 2012 12:00
Suspected ex-SS officer dies in city

A SUSPECTED former SS officer whose son is a city councillor has died in the Capital.

Bohdan Tymkewycz, who died last week at the Western General, is understood to have been an officer in the 16,000-strong 14th Waffen SS Galizien Division, whose members have been accused of taking part in a string of atrocities during the Second World War.

There is no suggestion Mr Tymkewycz, who was 91 when he died, was directly involved.

However, he was named in 2006 as a suspected war criminal, along with 50 other former SS Galizien members, by London MP Andrew Dismore, a campaigner for former Nazi war criminals to be brought to justice.

Mr Tymkewycz’s son, Councillor Stefan Tymkewycz, SNP member for Craigentinny and Duddingston, has been unwilling to discuss his father’s past in public.