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February 15, 1985 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-02-15

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Friday, February 15, 1985

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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The pleasure of your company
is kindly requested at the

Mengele Eluded Capture
By Israel Secret Service

Twenty-First Anniversary Dinner

of

Akiva Hebrew Day School

Sunday, the third of March

nineteen hundred and eighty-five

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Special Guest Artist
Yoel Sharabi
*International Singing Star

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Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Road
Southfield, Michigan

Twins Elizabeth and Sarah Moscowitch, survivors of Dr. Josef
Mengele's gruesome Auschwitz experiments, testify at a
trial-in-absentia in Israel of the death camp doctor.

Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Cocktails 6:00 p.m.
Convert $150.00 per couple

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Jerusalem (JTA) — The former
chief of Mossad, Israel's secret
service, disclosed that its agents
almost caputred Auschwitz death
camp doctor Josef Mengele on
three occasions since 1960, but
narrowly missed him each time.
Issar Harel, who masterminded
the kidnapping of Nazi war crim-
inal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos
Aires in 1960, also disclosed that
Mossad agents had tracked down
and assassinated known Nazi war
criminals who could not be
brought to Israel for trial — as
Eichmann was — and that in
1959, with the government's ap-
proval, it foiled a large scale
neo-Nazi organization. He did not
say where.
Harel spoke on the final day of a
three-day congress of Holocaust
survivors at the Yad Vashem
Memorial, marking the 40th an-
niversary of the liberation of Au-
schwitz by the Red Army. The
congress was devoted to tes-
timony of Mengele's brutal and
inhumane medical experiments
by Auschwitz survivors, Jewish
and non-Jewish who endured
them.
The congress was opened by
President Yitzhak Navon.
Simone Veil, former president of
the Parliament of Europe and a
former minister of culture in
France, herself an Auschwitz sur-
vivor, dedicated a monument in
memory of those who died.
The personal testimony by wit-
nesses who lived through
Mengele's experiments was heard
by a panel that included Nazi-
hunter Simon Wiesenthal, Gi-
deon Hausner, the former Israel
Attorney General who prosecuted
Eichmann, and Telford Taylor,
the chief American prosecutor at
the Nuremberg war crimes trials.
The witnesses here confirmed
much of what is already well
known about Mengele. He was ob-
sessed with genetic research and
his favorite "guinea pigs" were
twins, persons born with inher-
ited handicaps, such as dwarfs, in-
fants and Jews in general.
He was also personally respon-

sible 'for selecting which Au-
schwitz inmates would go im-
mediately to the gas chambers,
which to the slave labor bat-
talions and which to his "clinic".
He did this, when every new
transport of prisoners arrived, by
"calmly gesturing" with the whip
he always carried, the witnesses
testified.
Mengele, now 73, is said to have
been hiding out in South America
since 1953. Harel said that in
1960, when he went to Buenos
Aires at the head of the Israeli
team that captured Eichmann, he
took along dossiers of other Nazi
war criminals.
One of them reported Mengele
to be living at a certain address in
downtown Buenos Aires. Harel
said he checked out the address to
find 'an American family living
there. Mengele had moved out
only a few weeks earlier.
Mengele was spotted on at least
three occasions in the next few
years, once in Argentina and
twice in Paraguay. But each time
he was able to elude his would-be
captors. Many Nazi-hunters be-
lieve Mengele is still in Paraguay,
living under the protection of the
rightwing military dictatorship
there.
Harel was critical of persons
who announce they know where
the death camp doctor is. The
search for Mengele should be car-
ried out quietly, he said.
Meanwhile, the United States
and Israel are preparing to coop-
erate in the search for Mengele.
The U.S. Department of Justice
said that it would accept evidence
from Israelis in the investigation
just ordered by Attorney General
William French Smith in the
whereabouts of Mengele and of
reports that in 1947 he was ar-
rested and released by American
authorities in Vienna.
Neal Sher, chief of the Justice
Department's Office of Special In-
vestigations (OSI) told a Voice of
Israel Radio reporter in Washing-
ton that the investigation will be
carried out in coordination with
other governments. He would not

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