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The man in charge of West Germany’s hunt for Josef Mengele declined comment on a report that he has asked Austria to exhume the body of the man whose identity apparently was assumed by the Nazi war criminal in Brazil. The report in the Bonn newspaper Welt am Sonntag said that in order to resolve any final puzzles about the identity of the remains exhumed in Brazil nearly three weeks ago, “there is to be a second exhumation at the wish of German authorities. The remains of Mengele’s friend (Wolfgang) Gerhard are to be examined in Austria.”


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