MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Mar. 8)
A synagogue in the central part of this capital of Uruguay was damaged last night by a bomb blast, and police authorities said they believe the desecration was a reprisal for the murder of a Latvian Nazi, Herbert Cukurs, whose body was found beaten and shot in a cottage in a fashionable part of Montevideo. The damage to the synagogue was not heavy, and no one was injured.
Meanwhile, with one man under arrest, in connection with the murder of the war criminals, police today sought two other suspects. The man arrested is Dionisio Mabridies, 32, a Greek national living in South America since childhood. Police say he worked as an interpreter for Waldo Heinz Taussing, an Austrian who had rented the cottage where Cukurs’ body was discovered. Taussing is one of the hunted suspects.
Cukurs, according to police, was believed to have been killed by agents of an organization calling itself “Those Who Can Never Forget,” Police attribute his assassination to “Jewish revenge” since he was involved in the mass-murder of 30,000 Latvian Jews in Riga.