NEW YORK (Oct. 3)
Tuvia Friedman, director of the Nazi War Crimes Documentation Center in Haifa, said here this weekend that Israeli officials know “exactly where” Hitler’s deputy Martin Bormann is in Argentina and for “a $50, 000 reward we could get him overnight.”
Mr. Friedman, who had a key role in hunting down Adolf Eichmann, said the problem was that “nobody wants Bormann” because the former Hitler deputy “is an international criminal and it would be up to Germany or England or the United States to punish him.” He said that “after the Eichmann trial, they want none of this trouble, none of this heartache; but as for me, I still keep an eye on him.”
Mr. Friedman came to the United States to attend the letter auction where letters of Jacqueline Kennedy and Lee Oswald were auctioned. A letter by Eichmann in red ink, written in his prison cell to Friedman, was among the items at the auction. The four page letter was written about four months before Eichmann was executed in Israel in May, 1962. The letter sought to place the blame for the Nazi murder of 6, 000, 000 European Jews on Hitler and other top Nazis. The letter was sold for $1, 000 at the auction.