BONN (Sep. 13)
New evidence against Dr. Josef Mengele, Nazi camp physician at Auschsitz, whom West Germany seeks to prosecute for criminal activities, has been turned over to the public prosecutor at Freiburg, the International Auschwitz Committee announced here today.
Mengele has been reported in hiding in Argentina, and the Federal Republic has requested Argentina to extradite him. However, Argentine authorities have said they could not find the man. According to the Auschwitz Committee, the new evidence against Mengele includes statements sworn by some of Mengele’s accomplices, testifying to his conduct of medical “experiments” with Jewish victims at the death camp.
(In New York, the offices of the World Jewish Congress have announced that stops are being taken in Germany to prosecute a number of ex-Nazis responsible for was crimes at the Treblinka camp, where about 700,000 Jews were put to death. The WJC has requested Treblinka survivors in the United States who can testify about the atrocities to contact its New York headquarters.)