Most wanted Nazi war criminals

Murderers responsible for thousands of Jewish deaths believed to be at large in Syria, Europe, Australia.

April 13, 2007 09:00
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Most wanted Nazi war criminals

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Wiesenthal Center: 'It's not too late to convict Nazis' 1. Alois Brunner - Syria

  • Key operative of Adolf Eichmann
  • Responsible for deportation of Jews from Austria (47,000), Greece (44,000), France (23,500), and Slovakia (14,000) to Nazi death camps Status: Living in Syria for decades; Syrian refusal to cooperate stymies prosecution efforts; convicted in absentia by France 2. Aribert Heim - Whereabouts unknown
  • Doctor in Sachsenhausen (1940), Buchenwald (1941) and Mauthausen (1941) concentration camps Murdered hundreds of camp inmates by lethal injection in Mauthausen Status: Disappeared in 1962 prior to planned prosecution; current whereabouts unknown but strong evidence that he is still alive 3. Ivan Demjanjuk - US
  • Participated in mass murder of Jews in Sobibor death camp; also served in Majdanek death camp and Trawniki SS-training camp Status: Denaturalized in US; ordered deported from US; under investigation in Poland 4. Milivoj Asner - Austria
  • Police chief of Slavonska Ponega, Croatia
  • Active role in persecution and deportation to death of hundreds of Serbs, Jews, and Gypsies Status: Discovered in 2004 in framework of "Operation: Last Chance;" indicted by Croatia which requested his extradition from Austria which has hereto refused to extradite him 5. Sandor Kepiro - Hungary
  • Hungarian gendarmerie officer; participated in mass murder of over 1,200 civilians in Novi Sad, Serbia Status: Discovered in 2006 in framework of "Operation: Last Chance;" was originally convicted but never punished in Hungary in 1944 and apparently in absentia in 1946; Hungary recently refused to implement his original sentence but has opened a new criminal investigation against him 6. Mikhail Gorshkow - Estonia
  • Participated in murder of Jews in Belarus Status: Denaturalized in US, under investigation in Estonia 7. Erna Wallisch - Austria
  • Guard at Majdanek death camp; admitted role in mass murder Status: Austria refuses to prosecute due to statute of limitations; under investigation in Poland 8. Soeren Kam - Germany
  • Participated in the murder of anti-nazi Danish newspaper editor Carl Henrik Clemmensen; stole the population registry of the Danish Jewish community to facilitate the roundup and subsequent deportation of Danish Jews to Nazi concentration camps, where dozens were murdered. Status - Kam was indicted in Denmark for the murder of Clemmensen, but a German court refused to approve his extradition to stand trial in Copenhagen. The Danish judicial authorities have recently launched an investigation of his role in the deportation of the Jews at the request of the Wiesenthal Center. 9. Karoly (Charles) Zentai - Australia/
  • Participated in manhunts, persecution, and murder of Jews in Budapest in 1944 Status: Discovered in 2004 by "Operation: Last Chance;" Hungary has issued an international arrest warrant against him and has asked for his extradition from Australia; Zentai is currently appealing his extradition to Hungary 10a. Algimantas Dailide - Germany
  • Arrested Jews who were then murdered by Nazis and Lithuanian collaborators Status: Deported from US; convicted by Lithuania, which has hereto refused to implement his sentence of imprisonment 10b. Harry Mannil - Venezuela
  • Arrested Jews and Communists who were then executed by Nazis and Estonian collaborators Status: Cleared by investigation in Estonia; barred from entry to US

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