Top Nazis who fled the collapsing Third Reich to Cairo to become advisers to President Nasser of the United Arab Republic have established a special headquarters in Cairo which directs neo-Nazi activities throughout the world, according to a documented report published here today. The report was prepared by Joseph Ariel, former Israel Minister to Belgium and now a researcher at the Yad Vashem Memorial Authority here, which collects material on Nazi crimes against Jews.
The report lists 16 of the key Nazis who are among the most active in Cairo, They include SS Gen. Johan von Leers, who fled to Argentina and after the fall of Juan Peron there moved to Cairo to become Nasser’s key adviser on anti-Jewish propaganda; Dr. Hans Eiscle, who murdered hundreds of concentration camp inmates in “scientific experiments” on them and who is now a surgeon in Cairo’s largest military hospital; and Bernard Bender, who headed the Gestapo’s special department on the Polish anti-Nazi underground. Bender is now in the political prisoners’ department of Egyptian Security.
Others listed are Leopold Gleis, the Warsaw Gestapo chief, who was sentenced to death in absentia in 1945 and who is now adviser to the Egyptian Security Service, and former SS Col. A. Buberle, who is in charge of organizing Egyptian youth along the lines of the Hitler Jugend. The report gives the Arab names now used by the Nazis.
Other Nazis also are listed, most of whom work in the Egyptian Security Service, particularly in the political departments. Others work in Nasser’s concentration camps and some are in military headquarters offices. The report says that Neo-Nazi activities are financed through funds taken by the fleeing Nazis and secreted in Argentina.
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