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 HQ Batallón) January 18, 2017

Justice wasn't served after the second world war for these high ranking Nazis. They managed to escape and avoid prosecution, or at least they were able to for a long time.

5. Adolf Eichmann

Sometimes referred to as the "architect of the Holocaust", Adolf Eichmann was in charge of managing the logistics and facilitating the mass deportation of Jews into ghettos and subsequently extermination camps. Eichmann used an alias to flee Germany at the end of the war and eventually settled in Argentina. It wasn’t until 1960 that his whereabouts was confirmed. He was captured and extradited to Israel where he was sentenced to death in 1962 for his war crimes.

4. Franz Stangl

An SS commandant of the Sobibor and Treblinka extermination camps, Franz Stangl escaped from prison in 1948 and fled to Italy where the Roman Catholic Bishop Alois Hudal, a Nazi sympathizer helped him to escape through a "ratline" and to reach Syria using a Red Cross passport. He lived there for three years before eventually settling in Brazil. It took until 1967 for Stangl to be tracked down. He was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of over 900,000 people but died 6 months later of a heart-attack.

3. Josef Mengele

Known as the "Angel of Death" for his deadly experiments on humans, including children, Josef Mengele was a Nazi SS officer and physician at Auschwitz. The sadistic doctor who took pleasure in torturing his victims was never tried for his crimes against humanity. Mengele fled Germany in 1949, eventually settling in Brazil. He eluded capture from the Nazi hunters until 1979 when he suffered a stroke while swimming off the coast of Brazil and drowned.

2. Gustav Wagner

Becoming one of the more brutal officers during the Holocaust, Gustav Wagner was known as the "Beast" or the "Wolf" during his time as deputy commander at the Sobibor extermination camp. After the war, he fled Germany with Franz Stangl ending up in Brazil. For three decades he lived in Brazil under an assumed name, eventually being arrested in 1978. Brazil refused to extradite him, and Wagner committed suicide in 1980 showing no remorse for his crimes.

1. Alois Brunner

The main assistant for Adolf Eichmann, Alois Brunner was responsible for sending more than 140,000 Jews to the gas chambers. A case of mistaken identity allowed Brunner to go undetected at an Allied prison camp. He eventually fled West Germany in 1954, settling in Syria, working as a government adviser. Brunner was protected by Syria, and survived several attacks by the Israeli covert operations unit 'Mossad'. Brunner only recently died in 2010 at the age of 98.


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