"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
Who were the victims? German citizens or the non-military citizens of conquered countries.
How many people died while being made uncomfortable? Or or two.
Who were the victims? Unlawful combatants.
How is your sense of proportion doing?
An unlawful detention is an international incident. It may be a provocation. It may be a cause for war. But the civilian is NOT a POW.