Was Adolf Eichmann’s superior abducted from Argentina four years before Eichmann?
According to this week’s issue of the German news magazine Focus, A former interior minister of Czechoslovakia told the magazine that his country’s secret agents kidnapped Heinrich Muller in 1956 from Argentina and handed him over to Russian KGB.
Known as “Gestapo Muller” to distinguish him from other Heinrich Mullers in the Nazi hierarchy, Muller was the chief of the Gestapo and Eichmann’s boss.
In his capacity as Gestapo head, Muller was directly responsible for the transport of million of Jews to the concentration camps.
Muller was last seen leaving Adolf Hitler’s Berlin bunker the day before Hitler committed suicide. He was believed to have been killed in the bombings of Berlin at the end of the war.
But former Czechoslovak Interior Minister Rudolf Barak, 82, told Focus that Ivan Serov, who in 1956 was head of the KGB, had assigned him to find Muller.
Barak told the magazine that Czechoslovak agents subsequently identified Muller in Cordoba, in northwestern Argentina, from where he was apprehended, flown to Prague and delivered over to the KGB.
Barak said he was convinced that the KGB wanted Muller as an informant, because he had valuable information about the entire Nazi leadership.
There was no information in the Focus report whether Muller was still alive.