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June 21, 1985 - Image 20

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, June 21, 1985

LIQUIDATION SALE - NOW IN PROGRESS

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By Order of Secured Party Former Assets of

bruce m. weiss

DESIGNER'S INN

Jewelers

(Corner of 1-75 and 11 Mile) HOURS: Mon. thru Sot. 10-8, Sunday 12-5

ALL ITEMS 50% OFF - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

Featuring Brand Names such os: Santo Cruz, Gasoline. Chic. Sergio Valente, Britannia, Bill Blass, Van-
derbilt, Union Boy, Lee, Danielle. Zeno, Hong-Ten, DeeCee, Genesis, Panama Jack, Etc., Brand Nome
Women's Jeans, Swimsuits, Shirts, Vests, Skirts, Brand Nome Pants. Approx. 4000 pcs. of Jewelry: ear-
rings. necklaces. bracelets, belts, etc.

Southeast corner Northwestern
Behind Gabe's Fruits
In The Mayfair Shops

Mon.-Sat. 10-5:30
Thurs. 10-8:30

PLUS MANY MORE TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION

ALL SALES FINAL - DEALERS WELCOME

AL'S SAVES YOU MONEY!

CUSTOM WALL MIRROR SPECIALISTS

Al's Stocks It All!

$99111

3' Bifolds
Glazed
CLM

• Chrome or gold frames
• Clear, bronze or
textured glass
• custom units

FRAMED MIRRORS
ON DISPLAY

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SPECIALS

TUB ENCLOSURE

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$9988

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TIRES & ACCESSORIES

SOUTIMPIELD: 24777 Telegras*

353-2500

enter Wallow Warne and Unpin Park

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• 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4 thick
• Clear, gray or
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• Beveled glass
• patterns

Reg.

SAVE $75.62

#458

EXPIRES 6-30-85

with air-conditioning

*or $243.00/mo.**

What do you expect from a car? You want performance. You want clean,
. a high degree of comfort . . . and a car that comes
contemporary design
fully' equipped.

Peugeot offers sedans that come stunningly well-appointed . . . and have actually been termed the most comfortable cars in
the world. Whether you choose the 505GL, the 505S, or the 505 STI Sedan.

'Freight, Dealer Handling, Taxes, Title, and License additiorial

**48 month closed end lease, zero down.

AUTOBAHN
MOTORS
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il tori
Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Rills
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II

(one mile North of Square Lake Rd.)

would be another
$15,000.
South America seems filled
with people whose palms itch
when they hear that a North
American is tracking Nazis.
The media have spent a lot of
money buying phony tips. A.
U.S. newspaper and a televi-
sion network recently lost
more than $50,000 apiece on
wild Mengele chases. So I ap-
proach each information
source with considerable
skepticism.
But it is always difficult to
tell the genuine from the
counterfeit. If nothing else,
Nazi brokers are persistent
and imaginative. Last year I
was in Curitiba, about 150
miles south of Sao Paulo and
the capital of the Nazi-infested
Brazilian state of Parana — a
rather ironic touch, I thought
— tracking down some promis-
ing leads. Shortly after I ar-
rived, I got a telephone call
from a man who said he was a
retired Brazilain policeman.
He offered to sell me his entire
Bormann and Mengele file for
just $1,000. Later that week,
another man called claiming to
be a retired Brazilian police of-
ficer. He said that the first
caller was a fraud because his
files consisted only of transla-
tions from articles about Nazis
printed in German magazines.
Meanwhile, the second caller
offered to sell me his Bormann
and Mengele files "filled with
secret intelligence documents"
for just $1,500. He said that all
I had to do would be to bring
the cash to a rendezvous that
night and exchange it for the
papers. I passed on both offers.
In Argentina I had tea in
downtown Buenos Aires with
a greasy-looking attorney to
whom I had been introduced
by an Argentinian federal
judge. The lawyer told me that
he could obtain a copy of his
country's Mengele . file. For
only $2,000.
When I told him I wasn't in-
terested, he leaned over the
restaurant table and whispered
that he had one item that I
couldn't pass up: Mengele's
ring. Whereupon he reached in-
to his jacket pocket and pro-
duced, with a flourish, a small
velvet bag. He carefully untied
the bag and dropped a large
silver ring into the palm of his
hand. The ring had a swastika
stamped into its top.
The lawyer told me that the
Argentinian federal police had
picked up the ring in a 1958
search of one of Mengele's
Buenos Aires residences. He
said he had paid $500 for it,
and swore that it was authen-
tic. I could buy it for only
$1,000. I declined. The follow-
ing week I visited a local flea
market in the Santelmo section
of Buenos Aires, where, to my
horror and great relief, I saw a
vendor selling a tray full of
"Mengele" rings. THe price,
complete with swastika: $3.
In Corumba, a small Bra-

take

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Continued from Page 18

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• Clear or bronze
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zilian border town in the vast
Mato Grosso region, a police-
man offered me Mengele's
"original" fingerprint card for
a mere $500. The only problem,
as I pointed out to the sales-
man, was that the prints were
so smudged that they were
only black marks. He shrugged
and told me that that why the
price was so low. If the prints
had been legible, he said, I
would have to pay at least
$2,000. I thanked him and left.
Fortunately, not all of the
sources of information about
Nazis are phony. Some are
gold mines of hard data in an
area where rumor, speculation
and fraud often sparkle more
brightly than the truth. Fug-
itives, no matter who they

Fortunately, not all
of the sources of
information about
Nazis are phony.
Some are gold
mines of hard data

• •

are or how well they dis-
guise themselves, are still
flesh and blood human beings
who take up space in the real
world, buy things, drive cars,
visit doctors, pay taxes, talk
to other people, write things
down. Whatever names they
travel under, they obtain
passports, driver's licenses,
checking accounts, deeds to
property, government docu-
ments of one kind or another.
Mengele was no exception.
For example, Mengele left
Europe in the summer of 1949,
traveling to Argentina on In-
ternational Red Cross passport
No. 10051, which bore the
name "Helmug Gregor" and a
picture of Mengele's young
brother, Alois, and checked in
with the federal Police in
Buenos Aires on September
17, 1949.
So it is possible, though dif-
ficult, to do serious, docu-
mented research on his life as
a fugitive, and my book is
based on that information.
The people who had the best
information about Joseph
Mengele's whereabouts and
past movements are usually
former Nazis or neo Nazis. I
have met many of them in the
course of my research, and
most were unrepentent be-
lievers in the cause. In fact,
most were strong defenders of
Mengele and very vocal in
their attacks on the "Jewish
press and propaganda," which
they blame for their current
miseries. And some were
highly placed business - ex-
ecutives and military officers
in Latin American countries.
These are not the kind of
people one fools around with.
Although I was aware of this,

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