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Wiesenthal Says He is Close to Capturing War Criminal Mengele

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Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal, head of the Nazi Documentation Center in Vienna, told Israel Radio today he was closer to the capture of Nazi concentration camp war criminal Josef Mengele than he had ever been.

He said in a telephone interview that Mengele now spent his time moving between Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia. Wiesenthal said that while a year ago he and his colleagues had known where Mengele had been a year previously, they now knew where he had been as recently as five weeks ago.

“We are now closing in on him,” Wiesenthal said, noting that the sum of $100,000 was available to anyone giving information which would lead to his capture, with another $10,000 available as a donation to the police welfare fund of the force actually capturing him.

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