Germany's foreign intelligence agency, the BND, helped Nazi fugitive Alois Brunner avoid capture following WWII, Der Spiegel
reported on Friday.
The BND allegedly misdirected authorities searching for Brunner on purpose, Der Spiegel
reported, citing declassified documents.Der Spiegel
reported in July that the BND shredded more than 500 pages of documents related to Brunner in the 1990s, fueling speculation that he worked for the BND after the war and was being protected by senior German officials.
A deputy to Eichmann, Brunner assisted in implementing the Final Solution and is held directly responsible for the deaths of at least 130,000 Jews. He is believed to have spent some 40 years hiding in Syria and was later rumored to have fled to South America.