NEW YORK (Jul. 15)
“It’s being openly stated in South Africa that two secret Nazi centers are operating in the apartheid country,” Atlas magazine reports in its current issue. One, formed near the end of World War II, is comprised of former SS members, and the other, called “The Spider,” is a successor to the pre-war rightist organization called “The Link,” the magazine says. The aim of the latter seems to be “to unite Nazi sympathizers all over the world,” the magazine says, adding: “Reportedly more Nazis are now hiding in the Republic of South Africa than in any country outside Europe with the exception of Argentina.” The magazine also reported that more than 40 Arab guerrillas – 22 Jordanians, 12 Egyptians, three Frenchmen, three Iraqis, three sympathetic Germans, and even some Americans – are being trained in commando tactics near Bonn. The group, part of the Palestinian Liberation Army, is called Mudschahid El Falastin and is being instructed in the arts of grenade throwing, Molotov cocktail mixing, document faking and radio communications “in the Venusberg woods above elegant homes,” Atlas says. The group is also said to include some Italians and an Irish blonde.