PARIS (Jul. 7)
Chile has categorically denied what it terms “reports coming from Europe” that it has named former SS officer Walter Rauff head of the Chilean Intelligence Services, the French Daily, “Le Monde,” reported last week. Col. Pedro Erwing, Secretary-General of the Chilean Military Junta, called the reports of Rauff’s nomination “totally false” and said they were inspired by “international Marxism” which is trying to portray the Chilean government as “fascist,” the paper reported.
“Le Monde” reported that Chile had appointed Rauff head of the “Direccion de Inteligencia Nacional (DINA), the Chilean Intelligence Services. Subsequently, the paper cited the Austrian newspaper. “Arbeiter Zeitung,” as the source of this report and also referred to “other sources” as the basis of the report. Rauff, now a merchant in Chile, is said to have been responsible for the deaths of some 100,000 Jews during Hitler’s Third Reich.