FRANKFURT (Nov. 13)
Dr. Gerhard Bohne, a Nazi physician accused of participating in the “mercy” killing of more than 15,000 Jews and other victims of the Nazi euthanasia program, was hustled over to nearby Butzbach prison after he arrived here from Buenos Aires in the custody of two West German policemen.
Dr. Bohne, who disappeared in 1963 after he was charged with the killings and fled to South America, is the first Nazi war criminal ever to be extradited by the Argentine Government.
(Before his departure from Argentine this weekend, Dr. Bohne was driven in a truck to the heavily guarded Buenos Aires Airport where he was handed over to the two German detectives. Earlier, policemen armed with submachine guns guarded the prison where Dr. Bohne spent more than two years while Argentine courts considered the West German request for extradition.)