Top wanted Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner 'almost certainly' died in Syria: Nazi-hunting group

December 1, 2014 8:00 PM

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A Nazi war criminal who topped most wanted lists for his part in the Holocaust is "almost certain" to have died in Syria four years ago, a Nazi-hunting group says.

Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Jerusalem office, said a German intelligence officer had said Alois Brunner died four years ago in Damascus, where he had fled seeking refuge decades ago.

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