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German Nuclear Work for Nasser Described by Engineer Who Left Egypt

April 1, 1963
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Large groups of German scientists and engineers are working on non-conventional armament programs in Egypt, thereby “violating Germany’s basic law” which forbids postwar Germany to undertake any actions “designed to disturb the peace or the full co-existence of nations or to prepare war of aggression, ” a noted British journalist, Sefton Delmer, reported here today after a lengthy interview with a German engineer who has just resigned from the Egyptian projects.

The projects employ “leading Nazis who are helping Gamal Abdel Nasser with a plan to liquidate the survivors of Hitler’s terror and the State they built in Palestine, ” Mr. Delmer stated.

The British correspondent, who had acted in the same capacity 30 years ago when he followed Hitler’s career intimately, had just interviewed an engineer who had insisted on anonymity. The engineer was, until two months ago, a member of a team of 300 German aircraft technicians working in Egypt under Hitler’s ace aircraft designer, Prof, Willy Messerschmitt.

Jet fighters which the Germans are building for Nasser, according to this information. are being constructed at two vast factory complexes at Helouan, on the Nile. The planes are designed as powerful weapons of attack, with a Mach-2 speed capability, the informant told Mr. Delmer.


Mr. Delmer revealed that the Messerschmitt works in this country, which are producing essential parts for the American F-104, multi-purpose fighter-bombers under a NATO contract, have also been manufacturing and sending to the Egyptian plant parts vital for the German-designed Egyptian fighter planes being made there. He disclosed that other German and Swiss firms are also manufacturing machine tools for the Messerschmitt operations in Egypt.

“I find it unthinkable that Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s Government, which always shows itself fully aware of the Federal Republic’s need to atone for the crimes against the Jewish people, could have authorized the Messerschmitt exports,” Mr.Delmer stated. He reported that Nasser has poured almost $280,000,000 of Suez Canal revenues into the Helouan project, and that Messerschmitt insists on “cash payment for every screw delivered.”

He quoted the engineer whom he interviewed as declaring: “I quit the work in Egypt because of my growing misgivings concerning it. I couldn’t stand the everlasting fulminations of the ex-Nazi laments among my colleagues. Above all, I felt it was morally and politically indefensible for Germans to be associated with this enterprise which, one day, is bound to end in conflict with Israel, in view of our very special situation with regard to Jewry.”

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