Menu JTA Search


  • New Regime in Paraguay Pledges to Find, Expel Nazi War Criminals

    On the heels of the Justice Department’s announcement that another former Nazi collaborator had deported himself to Paraguay, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith reported from there that its provisional president has pledged “immediate efforts to locate, arrest and expel Nazi war criminals living in the country.” General Andres Rodriguez made the promise in a… More ▸

  • Former Nazi Collaborator Fled U.S. for Paraguay in December

    A former Nazi collaborator who lived in the United States for 40 years deported himself to Paraguay in December, according to the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations. George Theodorovich, 66, who lived in Troy, N.Y., obtained a safe-conduct pass from the Paraguayan consul general in New York City on Dec. 6, 1988. It was… More ▸

  • Accused Nazi Skips Deportation Hearing for Paraguay, Lawyer Says

    Serge Kowalchuk, an alleged Nazi during World War II who has been convicted of lying about his past on his request for an American visa and later citizenship, failed to appear at a deportation hearing here Friday. His attorney divulged that he has fled to Paraguay to avoid the possibility of being returned to face… More ▸

  • President of Paraguay Pledges to Halt Anti-semitism

    Paraguay’s strongman, Gen. Alfredo Stroessner, has ordered an end to a wave of anti-Semitic outbursts which had swept his country in recent weeks, the World Jewish Congress reported. “There is not nor will there be anti-Semitism in Paraguay, “the General stated in letter to WJC president Edgar Bronfman. Stroessner’s letter was in reply to a… More ▸

  • Virulent Anti-semitism in Paraguay

    B’nai B’rith International, alarmed by a wave of virulent anti-Semitism sweeping Paraguay, has sent an urgent cable of protest to President Alfredo Stroessner urging his government “to act officially and decisively” to stem the tide of bigotry. The message, signed by BBI president Seymour Reich, noted that Jews are being attacked in the media and… More ▸

  • Senate Measures Urges Paraguay to Investigate Mengele’s Whereabouts

    A sense of the Congress resolution calling on Paraguay to launch an “immediate investigation” into the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele was passed unanimously last week by the Senate. The resolution urges the Paraguayan government to ascertain whether the notorious Nazi fugitive is still living in the South American country of which he… More ▸

  • Paraguay People Will Be Asked to Help Locate Mengele

    Nazi-hunter Serge Klarsfeld announced here that his wife Beate will appeal directly to the people of Paraguay to obtain information on the whereabouts of Josef Mengele, the notorious Auschwitz death camp doctor. Klarsfeld said his wife will go to Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, next weekend for a television appearance during which she will present… More ▸

  • Delegation Going to Paraguay in Effort to Bring Mengele to Justice

    A delegation seeking information that would lead to the arrest and extradition to West Germany of Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi war criminal who performed fatal medical experiments at Auschwitz, announced yesterday at a press conference that it will leave tomorrow for Paraguay, where Mengele is believed to live, as part of its effort to… More ▸