Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

World Briefing / ISRAEL

Agents found Mengele in '60

September 03, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Israeli agents who kidnapped Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann from Argentina in 1960 also found the notorious death camp doctor Josef Mengele but let him get away, one of the operatives said.

Rafi Eitan, 81, an Israeli Cabinet minister, said he and other Mossad agents found Mengele living in Buenos Aires.

But they decided that trying to nab him would risk sabotaging the capture of Eichmann. Mengele died in 1979 in Brazil.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|