BUENOS AIRES (Aug. 25)
The Argentine Supreme Court, named recently by the new Ongania government, rejected today an appeal by Nazi mercy killer Gerhard Bohne against an extradition order to return him to West Germany for trial. The extradition was requested two years ago by officials of Limburg, West Germany.
The extradition request was granted several months ago but action was postponed while Bohne asked for a reversal from the Appellation Court which confirmed the initial extradition ruling. Bohne then took his case to the Supreme Court which, in confirming the extradition order, called his Nazi career activities “grave and hateful” and not subject to political asylum.
Bohne was a member of a Nazi team responsible for the planning and implementation of Hitler’s euthanasia program for killing Germans considered unfit to live. He was also involved in creating and camouflaging Nazi death camps and in selection of execution squads which later murdered masses of Jews.