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Brazil Denies Knowledge of Presence of Top Nazi Leaders in Country

Brazilian authorities said today that they had no information to indicate that Martin Bormann, Adolf Hitler’s deputy, or Dr. Josef Mengele, the Auschwitz physician who selected victims for the gas chambers, were in Brazil.

Dr. Gregorio Topolevsky, Argentina’s former Ambassador to Israel, said at a press conference yesterday in Tel Aviv that both Bormann and Mengele had fled from Argentina to Brazil when they heard that Adolf Eichmann was captured last year. Dr. Topolevsky said later that he had no official information on the whereabouts of the two ex-Nazis and that he had gotten his information from Argentine newspapers.