A Nazi fugitive nicknamed “Dr Death” died in Cairo in 1992.
Aribert Heim was thought to be alive and well and living in Chile until German state-run broadcaster ZDF and the New York Times launched a probe to find him. The Austrian-born doctor had lived for years in the Egyptian capital where he converted to Islam under the name of Tarek Hussein Farid. Nazi-hunters at the Simon Weisenthal Centre said the news, if confirmed, was “earth shattering.” Drafted into Hitler’s SS, reports of his cruelty at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria are staggering. He is said to have removed organs without anaesthetic and kept the skull of a man he decapitated as a paperweight. The investigation found he was funded by money drawn from rented property in Berlin, transferred by his sister. He died of cancer at the age of 78 in 1992.