Israel's 'most wanted' Nazis





Ten Nazi war criminals are still at large and on a "most wanted" list published by Israel's Simon Wiesenthal Centre.

Top of the list and still thought to be living and sheltered in Syria is Alois Brunner, a "key operative" of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi leader who orchestrated the Holocaust.

Brunner was convicted in absentia for the deportation to Nazi death camps of 128,500 Jews from Austria, Greece, France and Slovakia.

Syria has rebuffed all international attempts to extradite or apprehend Brunner, after he fled there in 1954.

John, born Ivan, Demjanjuk is still awaiting deportation from the United States for his role in the mass murder of Jews in the Sobibor and other death camps, located in occupied Poland.

Nicknamed "Ivan the terrible" by his victims, Demjanjuk, a Ukrainian, escaped justice until the 1970s, living and working as a US citizen in Ohio.

Dr Sandor Kepiro is still under investigation in Hungary for the mass murder of more than 1,200 civilians in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Milivoj Aser, a former Croatian police chief wanted for persecution and deportation to death of hundreds of Serbs, Jews, and Gypsies, is still sheltered in Austria.

Soren Kam, a former Danish SS officer is wanted for murder and for questioning over his alleged role in the deportation of hundreds of Jews to Nazi concentration camps. He is living Bavaria, Germany.

Heinrich Boere has been indicted in Germany for the murder of three Dutch civilians while a member of a Waffen-SS death squad.

Charles, born Karoly, Zentai is in Australia under threat of deportation to Hungary on charges of persecution, and murder of Jews.

Mikhail Gorshkow is currently under investigation in Estonia for the murder of Jews in Belarus.

Algimantas Dailide was convicted for his role the arrest of Jews by the Nazis but the authorities in Lithuania have not executed his prison sentence.

Harry Mannil is sheltering in Venezuela. He is accused of have arrested Jews and Communists who were executed by Nazis and Estonian collaborators.



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Alonzo Hamby - 2/6/2009

I'm puzzled. Are both the TELEGRAPH and the Wiesenthal Center so short on historical memory that they have forgotten the fiasco of the Demjanjuk trial in Israel several years ago and his eventual release by the Israeli Supreme Court?

Or did the Center's list actually name "Ivan the Terrible," once believed to be Jan Demjanjuk?

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