Bonn (Oct. 28)
The case of Martin Bormann, Hitler’s deputy, has been closed though it would be re-opened immediately if new evidence comes to light that Bormann is still alive, according to a spokesman for the Frankfurt Attorney General’s office. The spokesman said it was “presumed” that Bormann, a member of Hitler’s personal entourage, died in Berlin at the end of World War II. He admitted however that no evidence exists to prove Bormann’s death though reports over the years that he had been seen in South America and elsewhere are equally lacking in confirmation. The position of the prosecutor’s office seemed to confirm the opinion expressed by Reinhardt Gehlen, former German secret services’ head that Bormann was dead.