senior Nazi involved in the deportation of Jews to Auschwitz, and
who is still alive, has been discovered, says Efraim Zuroff.
Another senior Nazi involved in the deportation of Jews to Auschwitz, and who
is still alive, has been discovered. According to Nazi hunter Dr.
Efraim Zuroff, head of the Jerusalem-based Wiesenthal Center, the
fugitive is likely to be exposed very soon.
Zuroff told Israel's Channel 2 in an interview on Sunday, “In two or three weeks,
we will reveal this Nazi that we recently uncovered, who played an
important role in the deportation of Jews to Auschwitz. His name
has not yet been published, for fear that he will flee.”
Zuroff has carried out more than 1,300 investigations
of Nazi war criminals in Poland, Germany, the U.S., Canada and Italy.
"Our people are busy and the investigations
are continuing,” Zuroff emphasized, noting that the conviction of
Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, “Ivan the Terrible,” played an
important part in their work.
The Simon Wiesenthal Institute in 2008 published a
list of those worldwide Wanted Nazi Criminals who are still among
the living. Some have died since the publication of their names,
among them Demjanjuk, who died last week as he awaited appeal of
his conviction in a German rest home.
At the top of the list is Dr. Aribert Heim, an Austrian
national who served as a doctor in the Mauthausen concentration camp.
Heim was known for the appalling experiments he performed on the
bodies of prisoners in the camp, many of which resulted in their
deaths. The Wiesenthal Center, together with the governments of Austria
and Germany, have offered a reward of $485,000 for information leading
to his capture.
Second on the list is Sandor Kapiro, a Hungarian national
accused of involvement in the killing of 1,000 civilians in Serbia
during the war.
Other suspects include Milivi Asner, who was a commander
of police during the war in Croatia, and a suspect because he was
responsible for the deportation of hundreds of Serbians, Jews and
Roma, whom he sent to their deaths; and Soren Kahm, a former member
of the S.S., Schutzstaffel, elite Nazi forces, who is wanted for
the assassination of a journalist in Denmark in 1943.
Expulsion from Germany was prevented last year by
the Bavarian district court, which ruled there was insufficient evidence
to convict Kahm on several murders.