tel aviv - The Mossad reveals for the first time the end of the year how it was the hunt for Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi doctor. A tip of the veil was released yesterday by the Israeli newspaper, which published some of the striking methods of the secret service.
Mengele, or the 'English of Death', conducted during the Second World War a terrible medical experiment on prisoners, especially in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. He managed to escape before the Russian army liberated the camp and fled to South America.
There the Mossad knew in 1960 to capture another Nazi criminal, Adolf Eichmann. Then the Israeli spies concentrated on Mengele. The Israelis, who almost knew him in Brazil in 1962, focused on his son Rolf. An agent with the hiding name 'De Fee' stole his post while others interrupted him to photograph documents.
They also placed a so-called 'honeytrap': an attractive female spy had to seduce him, but that did not yield any results. Knowing that Josef and Rolf were the same day, they also listened to the phone's son by 16 March. The Mossad even performed operations from years after Mengele died in 1979 a secret death.