Nazi Find Sheds Light on Egypt's Sensitive Past

[AP] Lee Keath - Nazi hunters urged Egypt on Friday to come clean about how much it knew about former concentration camp doctor Aribert Heim, a fugitive dubbed "Dr. Death," who reportedly lived there for decades until he died in 1992. But Egypt has long kept a strict silence about former Nazis reported to have taken refuge on its soil. A number of Nazis are believed to have been welcomed in the 1950s by the Egyptian regime of then-President Nasser, who enlisted some Nazis to train Egypt's military, produce anti-Israel propaganda, or help build rockets.

2009-02-10 06:00:00

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