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The Mengele Trail Heats Up
BY SHERWOOD D. KOHN
Special to The Jewish News
A million dollar reward and
new details on the Nazi
fugitive highlighted a week
of Senate hearings.
No one is willing to speculate on
how close we are to bringing Dr. Josef
Mengele, the "Angel of Death" of Au-
schwitz, to justice, but the pressure is
mounting to find him.
This week, the Simon Wiesenthal
Center posted a $1 million reward for
information leading to the capture and
extradition of Mengele. Further, two
U.S. Senators brought to light docu-
ments indicating that the CIA had
been monitoring the movements of the
infamous death camp doctor for at
least 13 years and had done nothing
with the information.
In a press conference on Tuesday,
held in a Senate hearing room, New
York's Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato and
Pennsylvania's Sen. Arlen Specter re-
vealed 11 CIA reports and memos de-
Mengele's involvement in illegal
His „ability to move with relative
freedom and under his own identity in
Pressure mounts in search for Mengele.
Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil;
His apparent protection in 1972
by Paraguay's President Alfredo
The good possibility that the doc-
tor's family firm, Mengele & Son,
which manufactures heavy farm
machinery and has offices in Paraguay
and Argentina, served as a device "to
move or launder large sums of money,
as well as to cover the movement of
The probability that Mengele had
lived in Paraguay in 1968 with Martin
Borman, Hitler's designated suc-
cessor, whom many believe to have
died in Berlin in 1945, and
The likelihood that Mengele had
undergone plastic surgery around
1968 and looked younger than his 73
Both Senators criticized the CIA
and other U.S. government agencies
for not following up on information
concerning Mengele's whereabouts.
Sen. D'Amato charged that agencies of
the United States, as well asother na-
tions, had exhibited a lack of initia-
tive, intent and coordination in an "in-
vestigation that has languished for
almost 40 years."
Sen. Specter said that the CIA
"had not been diligent" investigating
the Mengele case and urged correction
of the situation. The United States, he
said, has wanted to sweep the unsav-
ory subject of Mengele under the rug,
and charged that the "acts of omission"
by various government agencies "con-
stitute protection" of the fugitive.
Specter and D'Amato have written a
letter to Secretary of State George
Shultz, apprising him formally of the
Continued on Page 28
MARCH 1, 1985
A new organization
Detroit and Israel
Story On Page 40
BY ELLYCE FIELD
Special to The Jewish News
It started routinely enough. We
were surrounded by scissors, construc-
tion paper, scraps of material, markers
Jordan was rummaging through
the linen closet for the parts of last
year's costumes that were still in one
piece — a beard and broken crown
from Ahasuerus, a wrinkled all-
purpose white cape, and two tumbled
and torn Mordecai turbans.
The boys were arguing about who
they were going to be. Andrew wanted
to be the King.
"What does he have?"
I explained for the 16th time, "A
big fancy crown, a long, white beard, a
purple robe . ."
The Field twins give the Purim tale a twist.
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