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Egypt Provided Escaped Nazi with Visa While He Was on Trial in Germany

Hans Walter Zech-Nenntwich, the former Gestapo officer who escaped from a Brunswick maximum security prison after he was convicted of complicity in the murder of 5, 200 Jews in Nazi-occupied Pinsk, fled to Cairo with an Egyptian visa in his passport which was issued while he was on trial for war crimes, according to the magazine, Der Stern.

The magazine said that Zech-Nenntwich told its Cairo correspondent that the Egyptian embassy in Bonn put the visa in his passport. The fugitive this weekend disappeared from Cairo after he was spotted in a hotel there with a woman companion.