Unraveling the Mengele mystery

30.04.2011                      26.Nisan, 5771                      Kedischim; Tag 11 des Omer

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Unraveling the Mengele mystery

More than 30 years after the infamous Nazi doctor died under mysterious circumstances, an internal police report reveals just how much effort Israel invested in tracking him down.

"Mengele was executed by Israeli commandos," reported Haaretz in December 1973, citing news agency reports. "Unknown men, apparently Israelis, killed Mengele," it was reported several days later. Spokesmen for the Brazilian police were quoted by the country's news agencies as saying that three unknown men – who had infiltrated the home of the infamous Nazi doctor on the border between Brazil and Paraguay – beat him to death in front of his wife and children. The report ended as follows: "The search for the three men, who fled afterward, continues."
Shortly afterward, it turned out that this so-called "Mengele" was actually an old farmer of German descent who had nothing whatsoever to do with the "Angel of Death" from Auschwitz….