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The Nazi of Damascus

Since word came last summer that Dr. Josef Mengele was dead, a man named Alois Brunner, once top aide to Mass Murderer Adolf Eichmann, has headed the list of living Nazi war criminals. Brunner has long been rumored to be living in Damascus, Syria, and last week the Munich-based magazine Bunte disclosed that its reporters had found him there. At age 73, it said, Brunner is missing most of his fingers and is half blind as a result of two letter bombs sent to him by unknown parties in 1961 and 1980. He boasted to Bunte of his war crimes, referring...