One of the last major Nazi war criminals hiding in South America, Aribert Heim, is on the verge of being found. And, when they find him, good riddance:
"What we expected to do — and so far we have been successful — is to put in place the tools that will lead to his capture in the next few weeks — or at the most, months," Zuroff said while in Bariloche.
Heim was indicted in Germany after World War II on charges he murdered hundreds of inmates at the Mauthausen concentration camp in 1941. The Wiesenthal center says he injected the corrosive poison phenol directly into the hearts of many and used "other torturous killing methods."
Zuroff says that Heim's children have made no claim to a bank account with euro1.2 million (US$1.6 million) and other investments in Heim's name. To do that, they would have to produce proof that "Doctor Death" was dead.
Presumably they'd know. Of course, it doesn't help that other war criminals are alive, well, and receiving honors in Germany.