NEW YORK (Jun. 25)
“Pockets” of Nazi communities, consisting of the children of Nazi war criminals and local Nazis, have developed in several South American countries.
According to Gerald Posner, a New York attorney who is co-author of the newly published “Mengle: The Complete Story,” (McGraw Hill, $18.95), there are at least 20-25,000 hard core Nazis in South America, with large “pockets” in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
“The remnant of the Nazi killing machine is alive in South America,” the 31-year-old lawyer, who spent months in South America in the guise of a Nazi propagandist, told an Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith luncheon here.
“The Fourth Reich Nazis in South America hate the Jews with passion,” he said, adding that the “second generation” of Nazis, the sons and daughters of the German Nazis who took refuge in South America, are unrepentent and willing to carry on with the atrocities committed by their fathers.
BECAME INTERESTED IN MENGELE IN 1981
Discussing his new book, which he co-authored with John Ware, Posner said he became interested in the Mengele case in 1981 when he was retained to represent twins who had survived the gruesome experiments conducted on them by Mengele, the “Angel of Death” at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.
Posner disclosed that there are 118 known twin survivors who were tortured by the “medical” experiments of Mengele. About 97 of them live now in Israel, he said.
Until Adolf Eichmann was abducted in 1960 from Argentina by Israeli intelligence agents, Mengele lived in Buenos Aires almost openly, Posner said. But following the Eichmann abduction Mengele fled to Paraguay, where he lived in constant fear of the Israelis, Posner said.
According to Posner, Mengele’s whereabouts were known to Israeli agents since 1962, but for reasons of manpower, budgetary considerations and the fact that the Mossad’s resources were diverted to other cases, Mengele was not captured, and finally died in Brazil in 1979 in a swimming accident.
Posner, who obtained exclusive access to Mengele’s 5,000 pages of writings and diaries, said that the “monster” died unrepentent. He said that had Mengele been captured and brought to trial, his testimony could have been used as an answer to all those who now say that the Holocaust never happened.