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  • Paraguay Revokes Mengele’s Citizenship

    Josef Mengele, the long sought Nazi war criminal, known as the “Angel of Death,” has had his Paraguayan citizenship revoked by the Supreme Court of Paraguay, Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center here, reported. Hier said he had been told by the Paraguayan ambassador to the United States that the Supreme Court… More ▸

  • Wiesenthal Says Mengele is Still Living in Paraguay

    Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal said Friday he believes that Josef Mengele the Angel of Death at Auschwitz, is still living in Paraguay. Paraguayan authorities told United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim last week that the Nazi doctor has not been in that country since 1962. “This is a lie,” Wiesenthal told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “We… More ▸

  • Helms Asks Senate to Urge Paraguay to Extradite Mengele

    Sen. Jesse Helms (R. NC), acting on requests from Jewish leaders associated with tracing Nazi war criminals, has asked the Senate to help bring about the extradition of Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death, ” from Paraguay to West Germany to stand trial for the killing of more than 200,000 children. Helms introduced a sense… More ▸

  • Wiesenthal Says Mengele, the Death Doctor of Auschwitz’ is in Paraguay

    Simon Wiesenthal, head of the Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna, said today he had evidence that Josef Mengele, one of the most notorious war criminals, is living in Paraguay. Wiesenthal said Mengele, who was known as the “death doctor of Auschwitz” and was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jewish camp inmates, lives the… More ▸

  • First Hebrew School in Paraguay

    The State of Israel school, the first Hebrew school in Asuncion, was officially inaugurated this week at ceremonies attended by President Alfredo Stroessner, his entire Cabinet, ranking Army officers and the Mayor of Asuncion. The school and adjacent kindergarten will admit children between the ages of 3-14 for studies entirely in the Hebrew language. Most… More ▸

  • Barbie Escapes from Bolivia: May Be Hiding in Paraguay

    Bolivian authorities were accused today of permitting the escape of the man believed to be Klaus Barbie, a wanted Nazi war criminal, as two French military judges were obtaining documentary evidence in Munich that would confirm the suspect’s identity. Mrs. Beate Klarsfeld, an anti-Nazi German who has been tracking Barbie, claims that a Bolivian citizen… More ▸

  • Auschwitz Doctor Reported Living in Paraguay; Protected by Gen. Stroessner

    Dr. Joseph Mengele, the notorious Nazi doctor of Auschwitz, is living in Paraguay, and the authorities there have refused all demands that he be tried there or extradited to West Germany, according to West Germany’s president, Dr. Gustav Heinemann. In a written reply to a request by Nazi-hunter Tuvia Friedmann, head of the Haifa Documentary… More ▸

  • Wiesenthal Says Martin Bormann is Living on Brazil-paraguay Frontier

    A claim that Hitler’s right hand man, Martin Bormann, is alive in South America was made this weekend by a man who aided in the arrest of Adolph Eichmann and other war criminals. Simon Wiesenthal, author of “The Murderers Are Among Us.” declared in a radio interview in Paris that “Bormann is living in Brazil,… More ▸

  • Argentine Jews Present Torah to Jewish Community in Paraguay

    The Argentine Federation of Jewish Communities presented a Torah scroll today to the Jewish community of Asuncion, Paraguay, where a fire recently destroyed all the synagogue’s Torah scrolls. In a solemn ceremony here today, Hirsch Triwaks, secretary of the Argentine Jewish Federation, and Rabbi Shlome Benhamu of Buenos Aires, personally handed over the scroll to… More ▸

  • Jews in Paraguay Hold Funeral Today for 11 Torahs Damaged in Fire

    Burial services, as required by Jewish Religious Law, will be held here tomorrow for 11 Torah Scrolls damaged in a fire at the Asuncion synagogue which is regarded by synagogue officials as stemming from arson. The tire occurred on December 31. The Representative Council of the Jews of Paraguay has acknowledged the help by official… More ▸