Nazi hunters from the Simon Wiesenthal Center arrived in Chile to search for the notorious German war criminal Aribert Heim, 94, known as "Dr Death," who is believed to be hiding in Chile or Argentina.
SANTIAGO - Nazi hunters arrived in Chile on Monday on the trail of Aribert Heim, nicknamed Dr. Death for killing hundreds of inmates at an Austrian concentration camp during World War Two, who they believe may be lurking in picturesque
Heim, who kept the skull of a man he decapitated as a paperweight, is the most wanted Nazi war criminal still thought to be alive. He would be 94 and his family says he died in 1993.
“We are not here thinking that his capture is imminent, but we have to bolster a campaign that we launched a few months ago,” Sergio Widder, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Buenos Aires, told Reuters on his arrival in Santiago.
Widder was accompanying Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff, who head’s the
Heim, an Austrian who killed hundreds of inmates at the Mauthausen concentration camp by injecting gasoline or poison in their hearts, has been on the run for 46 years since evading police in
A doctor with Adolf Hitler’s SS, Heim removed organs from victims without anesthetic.
Holocaust survivors remember him relishing the fear of death in his victims’ eyes. After administering lethal injections, he timed death with a stopwatch.
The center believes Heim is likely in Chilean or Argentine Patagonia, the region between the Andes and south
Hundreds of Nazis sought refuge in Latin America after World War Two, many lured to
Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” at Auschwitz, escaped to
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