Hunt for top Nazi heating up


Investigators are focusing on Spain and Austria in their hunt for one of the last living Nazi war criminals.

Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine said authorities were focusing on friends and relatives of Aribert Heim, a Nazi doctor accused of having killed hundreds of inmates at the Mauthausen concentration camp using heart injections.

Heim, 93, is presumed to be living in Spain or Latin America, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

For decades Germany has been searching for the man known in Mauthausen as “Dr. Death.” Austria has offered a $68,260 reward for information leading to the arrest of Heim and Alois Brunner, an aide to Adolf Eichmann who helped organize the deportation of Jews to death camps, Reuters reported.

Recommended from JTA