Former High-ranking Nazi, Living in Cairo, Wounded in Munich Attack
Menu JTA Search

Former High-ranking Nazi, Living in Cairo, Wounded in Munich Attack

Download PDF for this date

A German exporter who was seriously wounded last week when a bomb exploded in his car in Munich, was described today in reports from, Bonn as a former high-ranking Nazi who, in recent years, had been working for the Egyptian secret service and had his headquarters in Cairo.

Bonn dispatches said that Dr. Wilhelm Brisner, 49, was listed as a member of Hitler’s Elite Guard, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the security service. He had been living in Cairo and made periodic visits to Germany to visit his family. Press reports attributed the attack to a French underground terrorist organization which sought out Nazis who had escaped punishment for their crimes.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund