Nazi Criminal Says Mixup Aided His Escape

Publié le par The New York Times

BONN, Nov. 6— The Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, a top aide to Adolf Eichmann, said in an interview published today that he evaded capture by the Allies because of an identity mixup and that another SS member, Anton Brunner, was hanged for his crimes.

Nazi Criminal Says Mixup Aided His Escape

Mr. Brunner, accused of deporting 80,000 Jews to death camps, said he eventually fled to Egypt from West Germany, renting a room from Jews who were ''quite nice people, really.''

He has lived in Syria since 1961. Mr. Brunner, widely considered the most wanted Nazi alive, was interviewed by two reporters from the West German magazine Bunte at his home in Damascus last month. The magazine published the second installment of the interview today.

Bonn asked Syria last year to extradite Mr. Brunner, but Damascus has not replied to the request. A French military court sentenced him to death in 1954.

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