Germans await OK on Cairo trip to check Nazi death

New information indicates Austrian-born camp doctor Aribert Heim lived in Cairo under an Arab name before his death from cancer.

By
February 9, 2009 14:15
Germans await OK on Cairo trip to check Nazi death

heim 224.88. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

German authorities are awaiting approval from Egypt to travel to Cairo and investigate claims that a notorious Nazi doctor died there in 1992, a police spokesman said Monday. New information indicates Austrian-born concentration camp doctor Aribert Heim lived in Cairo under an Arab name before his death from intestinal cancer. Heim is accused of killing hundreds of Jews at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Horst Haug, a spokesman for the Baden-Wuerttemberg state police unit tasked with Nazi-era crimes, said investigators hope to go to Cairo by the end of this week to search for proof of Heim's death by trying to locate his corpse. Heim was supposed to have been buried in a cemetery where graves are reused after several years, which could make the task difficult. Egypt's government spokesman, Magdi Radi, said the country would be willing in principle to share any information it has with Germany, though added he did not know if authorities had yet received the request sent by Haug's office. "In such a case, it will be dealt with on the basis that a German citizen was here in Egypt," he said. "If they need information, I think, within the legal framework, we could exchange (information)."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Joan Rivers
August 28, 2014
Joan Rivers rushed to hospital following throat surgery

By JPOST.COM STAFF