Alois Brunner - "Jew Hunter" in France

Alois Brunner -

Alois Brunner was a notorious "Jew Hunter" who, for a time, lived in France.  Simon Wiesenthal, in his memoirs, describes Brunner this way:

While Adolf Eichmann drew up the general staff plan for the extermination of the Jews, Alois Brunner implemented it.

It is estimated that Brunner sent at least 130,000 Jews to their deaths while he was an officer for the Third Reich. This image from the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) depicts how he appeared in 1941.

In 2001, the French government tried him for crimes against humanity and sentenced him - in absentia - to life in prison. He was the world's most-wanted war criminal.

In December of 2014, a Nazi hunter (Dr Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem) announced that Brunner likely died, in Damascus, during 2010. Evidence, he said, suggests that Brunner lived in Syria for many years and that he died there, unrepentant for crimes against humanity, after living a very long life.

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Image online, courtesy the Ministry of the Interior, Austrian government.


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