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Nazi Criminal Who Escaped from German Jail Vanishes in Cairo

Hans Walter Zech-Nenntwich, the former Gestapo officer who escaped from a Brunswick maximum security prison last month, four days after he was sentenced to four years in prison for complicity in the murder of 5,200 Jews in the Nazi-held Pinsk Ghetto, has disappeared from a -Cairo hotel where be was spotted last week with a woman companion, it was reported here today from Cairo. The fugitive bad fled from Germany to Switzerland in a private plane and then had proceeded to Egypt.

While the management of the Atlas Hotel in Cairo refused to give any information on the escaped Nazi, hotel employees said a man fitting Zech-Nenntwich’s description had spent several days there. A spokesman for the West German Embassy in Cairo said that his mission had no knowledge of the fugitive’s presence in Cairo but that on instruction from Bonn, “we asked UAR officials for information. “

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