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Alleged Mossad agent Alexander Verin (aka Uri Brodsky) along with another man going by the name "Michael Bodenheimer" discussed acquiring a passport for Bodenheimer in late March 2009 with a German lawyer in Cologne, weekly Der Spiegel reported on Monday.
With Verin's assistance, Bodeheimer claimed that his father, Hans, had emigrated to Israel to escape persecution under Nazi rule and provided his supposed parents' marriage certificate and his "father's" passport.
'Brodsky affair legal issue only'
Poles support agent's extradition
Verin is currently awaiting extradition proceedings that seek to transfer him from Polish authorities to Germany.
Earlier in late 2008, an old man who identified himself as Hans
Bodenheimer appeared at the German Embassy in Tel Aviv and requested
German citizenship, claiming he had fled Germany during Nazi rule. His
request was approved and he was sent a German passport in the mail.
"It is our obligation to prevent his extradition," Industry, Trade and
Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer told Der Speigel
The German government will not stop the investigation of alleged Mossad
agent Uri Brodsky despite Israeli diplomatic pressure to do so, Der Spiegel
reported last Saturday.
Brodsky was arrested earlier this month in Poland for allegedly forging
one of the passports used by the team that purportedly killed Hamas
commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January.