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  • 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 ▸

  • Israel’s New Ambassador to Paraguay Presents His Credentials

    Moshe Alon, Israel’s new Ambassador to this country, presented his official letters of credence today to Gen. Alfredo Stroesser, president of Paraguay. He was accorded the traditional honors given to a newly-accredited envoy, reviewing a military formation and being greeted by a military band playing the national anthems of Israel and Paraguay. He was accompanied… More ▸

  • Hunters of Mengele Reported ‘hot on His Trail’ in Paraguay

    The London Daily Express reported today from Ascuncion, Paraguay, that the hunt was on again there for Dr. Josef Mengele, the Auschwitz “selection doctor” and that hunters of Nazi war criminals were “hot on his trail in Paraguay.” The report said that Mengele, who fled to Paraguay from Argentina in 1961, was under the protection… More ▸

  • Nazi ‘Selection Doctor’ Eluded Capture in Paraguay by Minutes

    Josef Mengele, the long-sought “selection doctor” at the Auschwitz murder camp, eluded capture by Israeli agents in Paraguay by only minutes recently, Der Spiegel, a leading newsweekly of Hamburg, reported in its current issue. According to the weekly, 13 armed agents surrounded a hotel owned by a former Belgian SS man, but Mengele, warned by… More ▸

  • Bonn Presses Paraguay to Find Josef Mengele and to Extradite Him

    The West German Government today again requested that Paraguay intensify its search for Josef Mengele, the infamous “selection doctor” of Auschwitz, who alone decided the fate of hundreds of thousands of Jews. Today’s petition was presented by the West German Ambassador here, and is the latest action in the persistent but, so far, futile attempt… More ▸

  • Bonn Says No Evidence Exists That Bormann is Living in Paraguay

    A spokesman for the West German Foreign Ministry said here today that no evidence has so far emerged to confirm suspicions that Martin Bormann, Hitler’s chief deputy, is now living in Paraguay. He added, however, that the German Embassy in Paraguay has been instructed to keep a close watch on the matter. The Foreign Ministry… More ▸

  • Paraguay Accused of Refusing Request to Extradite Mengele to Germany

    Alfredo Stroesser, head of the Paraguayan Government, was accused here today by Der Spiegel, mass circulation weekly, of having refused to honor the Bonn Government’s demand for the extradition of Dr. Josef Mengele, the infamous Auschwitz “selection doctor,” because Mr. Stroesser’s own family is of Bavarian origin. According to the weekly, “Dictator Stroesser” has threatened… More ▸

  • German Prosecutor Charges Paraguay with Sheltering Top Naz is

    The Frankfurt public prosecutor said today that he believed that Martin Bormann, Hitler’s chief deputy, was alive in Paraguay but that all requests for his extradition “have remained unanswered.” Other reports reaching Bonn indicated that Bormann was living in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, and that Josef Mengele, the long-sought “selection doctor” of the Auschwitz… More ▸

  • Dr. Mengele, Nazi ‘selection Doctor,’ Reported Hiding in Paraguay

    Le Soir, Belgium’s largest daily newspaper, asserted today that Josef Mengele, the long-hunted “selection doctor” of the Auschwitz death camp, was in hiding in North Paraguay under the protection of one of the most influential army officers of the regime. According to the report, Mengele entered Paraguay from Buenos Aires in October 1958 and in… More ▸