The Gunzburg Clan

For decades the well-respected family in the picturesque Bavarian town of Gunzburg had kept the secret, much as Sicilian clans honor omerta, the code of silence. Stories about searches for and sightings of the Auschwitz death doctor had come and gone, but the Mengeles of Gunzburg said nothing, never offering so much as a sliver of information about Josef Mengele's possible fate to the West German investigators assigned to the case. "Not once," said - Hans-Eberhard Klein, the federal prosecutor who has handled the West German part of the probe since 1974. "Never."

Last week, as forensic experts in Brazil worked...

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