JERUSALEM (Jul. 18)
Israel will continue to seek agreement with Argentina on the Eichmann case through diplomatic channels, it was said here today following a weekend meeting in Buenos Aires between the Argentine Foreign Minister Diogenes Taboaca and Israel Ambassador Aryeh Levavi.
Some progress was reported as a result of this meeting but informed sources denied news agency reports that Argentina had abandoned its demand for the return of Adolf Eichmann to Argentina. It was said that there has been no change in the Argentine attitude on this score.
(In Buenos Aires, police authorities said yesterday that they believed that Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi physician who performed “medical experiments” in the Auschwitz concentration camp, crippling thousands of Jews and other inmates, has succeeded in fleeing from Argentina. West Germany has demanded his extradition from Argentina to face charges as a war criminal. )
Commander Avraham Selinger of Israel’s Sixth Bureau was conferring today with Dutch police authorities in Amsterdam on the availability of evidence dealing with the wartime activities of Eichmann. The Israeli police official is interested in obtaining evidence on Eichmann’s role in the deportation of Jews from Holland. Eichmann visited Holland on several occasions to direct the deportations.
A further 15-day remand of Eichmann was meanwhile ordered yesterday by Dr. A. Bach. Haifa magistrate, who held court at Eichmann’s undisclosed place of detention. The remand was at the request of the police.