FRANKFURT (Jul. 9)
The Frankfurt public prosecutor said today that he believed that Martin Bormann, Hitler’s chief deputy, was alive in Paraguay but that all requests for his extradition “have remained unanswered.”
Other reports reaching Bonn indicated that Bormann was living in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, and that Josef Mengele, the long-sought “selection doctor” of the Auschwitz death camp, also was in Asuncion. The prosecutor said he knew of many German families in Paraguay who decorated their homes with swastikas, pictures of Hitler and Nazi slogans. “We don’t know what Paraguayans think of the mass murders of Jews in Nazi Germany; but, so far, all extradition requests have remained unanswered,” he said.