Argentine Police Identify 20 Members of Neo-nazi Terrorist Group
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Argentine Police Identify 20 Members of Neo-nazi Terrorist Group

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Twenty men suspected of being members of a neo-Nazi gang with whom police exchanged shots last week near the group’s hide-out in a wooded area 30 miles from this capital have been identified and are now sought by federal police, Minister of the Interior Juan S. Palmero declared here yesterday. He said there were indications that the principal aim of the gang was to avenge the death of Adolf Eichmann, who was executed in Israel after a trial which provocated worldwide interest.

A delegation representing the DAIA, central organization of Argentine Jewry, met yesterday with Jose Vesco, Deputy Minister of the interior, and urged speedy apprehension of the neo-Nazis. Among the items discovered in the gang’s secret hide-away, police said, was a photograph of 27-year-old Horst Eichmann, son of Adolf, wearing a Nazi uniform. A list of prominent Argentinian Jews apparently marked for attack by the Nazis was also discovered. All of the members of the group that fired at the police escaped.

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