Why am I not surprised?
David adds, "It will be interesting to see if we ever find out WHO was paying the hotel bill and his living expenses".
ZDF said that in a joint effort with the New York Times, it located a passport, application for a residence permit, bank slips, personal letters and medical papers — in all more than 100 documents — left behind by Heim in a briefcase in the hotel room where he lived under the name Tarek Hussein Farid.
Though he did not know Heim's real identity, Egyptian dentist Tarek Abdelmoneim el Rifai said he knew him through his father, Abdelmoneim el Rifai, 88, who was Heim's dentist in Cairo.
If it turns out to be true, however, he said that "the German police have a very important investigation on their hands in terms of prosecuting people who helped Aribert Heim escape justice."
He pointed out that Ruediger Heim has previously said that the only contact he had since his father went into hiding in 1962 were two notes that appeared in his family's mailbox, and that he had no idea if he was alive or dead.
"Ruediger has been lying," Zuroff told The Associated Press in an interview from Jerusalem. "Either he is lying now or he was lying before, and he has a vested interest in this so anything he says has to be taken with a certain amount of skepticism and suspicion — and the most important thing is missing: the body. There's no grave, there's no corpse, there's no DNA tests."
Ruediger Heim refused to comment on the discrepancies in what he has said, or on the assertion that his father had died in 1992, when contacted at his home by the AP.
"The whole story is very emotional, and I'm not able to say anything at this time," he said.
Don't you love when the spawn of Nazis (that help hide these mass murderers) talk about "emotional".
Born June 28, 1914 in Radkersburg, Austria, Heim joined the local Nazi party in 1935, three years before Austria was bloodlessly annexed by Germany.
He later joined the Waffen SS and was assigned to Mauthausen, a concentration camp near Linz, Austria, as a camp doctor in October and November 1941.
While there, witnesses told investigators, he worked closely with SS pharmacist Erich Wasicky on such gruesome experiments as injecting various solutions into Jewish prisoners' hearts to see which killed them the fastest.
Read the rest here.
UPDATE: Andrew Bostom is blogging this here.
Dr. Aribert Heim, an SS doctor who worked at the Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen and Mauthausen concentration camps, eluded investigators for decades while living “a quiet life” in Cairo as the Muslim convert Tarek Hussein Farid, where he died in August 1992. He was the most-wanted Nazi war criminal still believed to be at large.
Prisoners outside the hospital barracks at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, in a photo made by a Swiss prisoner during World War II. Dr. Heim was known there as Dr. Death.
Dr. Death, aka Tarek Hussein Farid rarely allowed himself to be photographed during his time in Egypt. This picture, taken in 1971, is believed to have been taken in Alexandria, Egypt, where he owned a house.
As revealed in this February 4/5, 2008 :
A dusty briefcase with rusted buckles, sitting nearly forgotten in storage here in Cairo, hid the truth behind Dr. Heim’s flight to the Middle East. Obtained by The New York Times and the German television station ZDF from members of the Doma family, proprietors of the hotel here where Dr. Heim resided, the files in the briefcase tell the story of his life, and death, in Egypt.
Aribert Ferdinand Heim, was a member of Hitler’s Waffen-SS, and a psychopathic “medical doctor” who committed the most heinous atrocities at the Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen and Mauthausen concentration camps, including: the performance of operations on prisoners without anesthesia; removing organs from healthy inmates, who were then left then to die on the operating table; injecting poison, including gasoline, into the hearts of others; and taking the skull of at least one victim as a “souvenir.” Josef Kohl, a former inmate at Mauthausen, gave the following testimony regarding Heim to a United States war crimes investigating team on Jan. 18, 1946, less than a year after the German surrender.
Dr. Heim had a habit of looking into inmates’ mouths to determine whether their teeth were in impeccable condition. If this were the case, he would kill the prisoner with an injection, cut his head off, leave it to cook in the crematorium for hours, until all the flesh was stripped from the naked skull and prepare the skull for himself and his friends as a decoration for their desks.
Heim converted to Islam (in his case, at the renowned Al Azhar mosque in Cairo), becoming “known to locals” as Tarek Hussein Farid—like scores of other Nazis, who found safe haven in Egypt, such as Johannes “Omar Amin” von Leers. Bat Ye’or has described this phenomenon, as follows (here, pp.154-55):
…they lived under false names and worked in anti-Zionist propaganda centers, such as the Institute for the Study of Zionism, which was founded in Cairo, in 1955. Its director, Alfred Zingler (alias Mahmoud Saleh), worked together with Dr. Johannes von Leers (d. 1965, alias Omar Amin), who had been a specialist on the “Jewish Question” in Josef Goebbels’ propaganda department. Zingler’s main assistants were Dr. Werner Witschale and Hans Appler (Saleh Shafar), who had also served on the staff of Goebbels’ ministry, as well as Louis Heiden. Heiden was the editor of one of the many Arabic versions of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and of a translation of Hitler’s Mein Kampf into Arabic. In 1955, the Cairo Egyptian special services for anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist propaganda hired Appler.
>Other Nazis settled in Egypt as well. Most of them worked with the Egyptian government as advisers on anti-Zionist propaganda or assisted with the organization of police forces or as military trainers in Palestinian terrorist camps. In 1957, according to Frankfurter Illustrierte [August 25, 1957], the number of Nazis in Egypt was two thousand. [emphasis added] Erich Altern (Ali Bella), the chief of the Jewish section of the Gestapo in occupied Galicia [Eastern Central Europe, between Poland and Ukraine] during the war, escaped to Egypt in the early 1950s, where he served as a military instructor in the Palestinian camps. [Standartenfuhrer (an SS regiment leader)] Baumann (Ali Ben Khader), who had collaborated in the extermination of Jews in the Warsaw ghetto and went into hiding, became a military specialist in Egypt for the army of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
The pervasive impact of this ugly mentality is perhaps best illustrated by then Colonel Anwar El-Sadat’s 1953 “Letter to Hitler”. When, in September, 1953 several news agency reports were circulated claiming that Hitler was still alive, the Cairo weekly Al Musawwar, posed this question to a number of Egyptian personalities, including Sadat: “If you wished to send Hitler a personal letter, what would you write to him?” In response, Sadat wrote the following, published September 18, 1953: (, p. 155 )
My dear Hitler,
I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart. Even if you appear to have been defeated, in reality you are the victor. You succeeded in creating dissensions between Churchill, the old man, and his allies, the Sons of Satan. [emphasis added] Germany will win because her existence is necessary to preserve the world balance. Germany will be reborn in spite of the Western and Eastern powers. There will be no peace unless Germany once again becomes what she was. The West, as well as the East, will pay for her rehabilitation—whether they like it or not. Both sides will invest a great deal of money and effort in Germany in order to have her on their side, which is of great benefit to Germany. So much for the present and the future. As for the past, I think you made mistakes, like too many battlefronts and the shortsightedness of Ribbentrop vis-a vis the experienced British diplomacy. But your trust in your country and people will atone for those blunders. We will not be surprised if you appear again in Germany or if a new Hitler rises up in your wake. [emphasis added]
During 1979 Heim wrote in a letter to the German magazine Spiegel, after a report about his war-crimes case was published there in 1979. Whether he ever sent the letter, which was found in his files (along with numerous others were “written in meticulous cursive style in German or English”) is unclear. According to the Times report,
the letter…accused Simon Wiesenthal, who was interned at Mauthausen, of being “the one who invented these atrocities.” Dr. Heim went on to discuss what he called Israeli massacres of Palestinians, and added that “the Jewish Khazar, Zionist lobby of the U.S. were the first ones who in 1933 declared war against Hitler’s Germany.” The Turkic ethnic group the Khazars were a recurring theme for Dr. Heim, who kept himself busy in Cairo, researching a paper he wrote in English and German, decrying the possibility of anti-Semitism owing to the fact, he said, that most Jews were not Semitic in ethnic origin.
Apparently, Dr. Death became a devout Muslim (he “maintained the discipline to walk some 15 miles each day through the busy streets of Egypt’s capital…to the world-renowned Al Azhar mosque”), and bonded with his Muslim neighbors, who knew him as “Uncle” Tarek Hussein Farid.
He formed close bonds with his neighbors, including the Doma family, which ran the Kasr el Madina hotel, where Dr. Heim lived the last decade before his death. Mahmoud Doma, whose father owned the establishment, said Dr. Heim spoke Arabic, English and French, in addition to German. Mr. Doma said his neighbor read and studied the Koran, including a copy in German that the Domas had ordered for him. Mahmoud Doma, 38, became emotional when talking about the man he knew as Uncle Tarek, whom he described giving him books and encouraging him to study. “He was like a father. He loved me and I loved him.”
He recalled how Uncle Tarek bought rackets and set up a tennis net on the hotel roof, where he and his siblings played with the German Muslim until sundown. But by 1990, Dr. Heim’s good health began to fail him and he was diagnosed with cancer.
UPDATE: >Banefsheh found this site a few years back:
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Nazis during WWII
After the war…
|Altern Erich Post-war name: Ali Bella||Regional Chief SD (Himmler’s Security Services), Jewish Affairs in Galicia||In Egypt during the 50’s, then instructor in Palestinian camps|
|Appler Hans Post-war name: Sakah Chaffar||Information services with Goebbels||Egypt 1956: Minister of Information|
|Bartel Franz Post-war name: El Hussein||Assistant Chief of the Kattowitz Gestapo (Poland)||Since 1959, Jewish Affairs of the Ministry of Information in Cairo.|
|Baurnann, SS Standartenuhrer||Participated in liquidation of Jewish Warsaw ghetto||Minister of War in Cairo. Instructor for the FLP (Liberation Front of Palestine)|
|Bayerlein, Col. Fritz||Rommel’s camp aid||Egypt|
|Becher Hans||Gestapo Jewish affairs, Vienna||Alexandria, Egypt. Police instructor|
|Beissner, Dr Wilhelm||Section Chief VI C 13RSHA||Egypt|
|Bender Bernhardt Post-war name: Bechir Ben Salah||Gestapo, Warsaw||Consultant for Political Police in Cairo|
|Birgel Werner Post-war name: El Gamin||SS Officer||Cairo, Egypt. Worked in Ministry of Information|
|Boeckler Wilhelm SS Untersturmfuhrer||Wanted in Poland for the liquidation of the Jewish Warsaw ghetto||Egypt since 1949. Worked in Israel Department of Information Bureau in Egypt.|
|Boerner, Wilhelm Post-war name: Ali Ben Keshir. SS Untersturmfuhrer||Guard at Mauthausen concentration camp||Worked at Egyptian Interior Ministry. Also instructor of the FLP (Liberation Front of Palestine)|
|****Brunner Alois**** Post-war name: Georg Fisher and Ali Mohammed||In charge of deportation of Jews in Austria, Tchecoslovakia, Greece. Chief of Drancy concentration camp in France.||Damascus, Syria. Consultant for Special Services. Protected against extradition by Syrian government.|
|Buble Friedrich Post-war name: Ben Amman, SS Obergruppenfuhrer||Gestapo||Director of Egyptian Public Relations Department -1952. Consultant for Egyptian police force.|
|Bunsch Franz, SA. OBersturmfuhrer||Collaborator with Goebbels||Israel Department in the Information Ministry in Cairo, Egypt.|
|Daemling Joachim Post-war name: Jochen Dressel or Ibrahim Mustapha||Dusseldorf Chief of Gestapo||Consultant for Egyptian penitentiary system. Active member of Radio-Cairo (Radio-Le Caire)|
|Dirlewanger Oskar, Oberfuhrer||Chief of 36th Waffen SS division (USSR-Poland)||Some say in Cairo since 1950. Others claim that he died June 7 1945 in Germany under house-arrest.|
|Eisele Dr Hans||Chief doctor of Buchenwald concentration camp.||Died in Cairo in 1965.|
|Farmbacher Wilhelm, SS Lieutenant-General||Wehrmacht Eastern Front, Supervisor of Vlassov Army in France in 1944||Military consultant for Egyptian President Nasser.|
|Gleim Leopold Post-war name: Lt-Col Al Nashar||Unit Chief in Warsaw||High ranking officer in Egyptian national security departement, in charge of political prisonners.|
|Gruber Post-war name:Aradji||Canaris recruit in 1924. Egyptian resident||1950: Influencial agent within the Arab League|
|Heiden Ludwig Post-war name: El Hadj||Journalist for anti-jewish agency Weltdienst (NSDAP)||Converted to Islam. Translator of Mein Kampf into Arabic. Lived in Egypt in the 1950’s.|
|Heim, Heribert. SS Hauptsturmfuhrer||Medical doctor at Mauthausen concentration camp||Became medical doctor for Egyptian police.|
|Hitholfer Franz||High ranking officer of Gestapo in Vienna||Lived in Egypt in 1950’s|
|*** Von Leers, Dr Johannes*** Post-war name: Omar Amin||Goebbels’ assistant, in charge of antisemitic propaganda.||In Egypt, he was in charge of anti-israeli propaganda in Cairo since 1955.|
|Luder, Karl||Chief of Hitler Youth movement. Held responsible for anti-semitic crimes in Poland.||War Minister in Egypt.|
|Mildner, Rudolf. SS Standartenfuhrer||Gestapo Chief in Kattowitz. Chief of police in Danemark.||In Egypt since 1963. Member of Deutscher Rat organization.|
|Moser Alois, Gruppenfuhrer SS||Wanted in USSR for crimes against Jews.||Instructor of paramilitary youth groups in Cairo.|
|Munzel Oskar||SS General||Military consultant Cairo, during the 50’s.|
|Nimzel Gerd von. Post-war name: Ben Ali||Egypt. 1950’s.|
|Oltramare, Georges Post-war name: Charles Dieudonne||Director of Pilori in France during German occupation||Responsible for TV show ‘La voix des Arabes’ (The voice of Arabs) in Cairo. Died 1960.|
|Peschnik Aehim Dieter Post-war name: El-Said||Resides in Egypt|
|Rademacher Granz Post-war name: Thome Rossel||1940-43. Headed Anti-jewish section of Foreign Affairs Ministry.||Journalist in Damascus.|
|Rauff, Walter||Chief of SD (Himmler’s Security Services) in Tunisia.||In Syria until 1961. Was arrested and released in Chili in 1962.|
|Seipel. SS Sturmbannfuhrer Post-war name: Emmd Zuher||Gestapo in Paris.||Converted to Islam. Security Services with Interior Ministry in Cairo.|
|Sellman, Heinrich Post-war name: Hassan Suleiman||Chief of Gestapo in Ulm.||Ministry of Information in Cairo. Egyptian Special Services.|
|Thiemann, Albert. Post-war name: Amman Kader||SS officer in Tchecoslovakia||Information Ministry in Cairo.q|
|Weinmann, Erich, SS Standartenfuhrer||Chief of SD(Himmler’s Security Services) in Prague.||Said to have died in 1949. In fact, he became consultant to Alexandria’s police force in Egypt.|