List of Most Wanted Nazi War Criminals according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center

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Each year since 2001, Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center produces an Annual Status Report on the Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals which, since at least 2005, includes a list of "most wanted" criminals.

The 2014 list is as follows:[1]

  1. Gerhard Sommer (age 93. Last known location: Germany)
  2. Vladimir Katriuk (age 93. Last known location: Canada)
  3. Hans Lipschis (age 95. Last known status: Arrested in Germany, 2013,[2] found unfit for trial due to dementia).
  4. Ivan Kalymon (age 93. Found in United States, lost US citizenship, died in 2014 while awaiting extradition to Germany)
  5. Søren Kam (age 93. Last known location: Germany)
  6. Algimantas Dailidė (age 93. Last known news: Deported from USA to Germany in 2004. Sentenced to five years imprisonment, but was diagnosed "medically unfit to be punished".)
  7. Theodor Szehinskyj (age 90. Last known location: United States)
  8. Helmut Oberlander (age 90. Last known location: Canada)

Named on previous lists[edit]

  • Aribert Heim - listed until 2013, death uncovered a year earlier[3]
  • Alois Brunner - listed until 2013, presumed dead.[3] In 2014, it was reported that he had died in Syria in 2010.[4]
  • Mikhail Gorshkow - fled to Estonia and stripped of his U.S. citizenship; listed until death in 2013.[3] Cleared of charges in 2011 due to inconclusive evidence.[1]
  • László Csatáry - listed until 2013,[3] died 10 August 2013
  • Charles Zentai - listed until 2012,[5] the Australian High Court ruled that Zentai could not be sent for trial to Hungary, alleging that the category of "War Crimes" did not exist at that time in Hungarian law.
  • Klaas Carel Faber - listed until 2012,[5] died in the process of extradition from Germany to Netherlands on 24 May 2012, aged 90.[6]
  • Sándor Képíró - listed until 2011,[7] tried and found not guilty that year; died 3 September 2011.
  • Adam Nagorny - listed until 2011,[7] died 2011.[8]
  • Milivoj Ašner - listed until 2011,[7] died 14 June 2011.
  • Samuel Kunz - listed until 2010,[9] died 18 November 2010.[10]
  • Adolf Storms - listed until 2010,[9] died 28 June 2010 while awaiting trial.
  • Peter Egner - listed until 2010,[9] died January 2011 while awaiting trial.[11]
  • Ivan Demjanjuk - listed until 2009,[12] deported to Germany for trial in 2009, and was convicted in 2011 pending appeal, died 17 March 2012. He died before his appeal could be tried by the German Appellate Court, and as a result, his previous conviction was not upheld. A few days after his death, the German court clarified that, according to German law, Demjanjuk was "presumed innocent", that he did not have a criminal record, and that his previous interim conviction was invalidated.[13]
  • Heinrich Boere - listed until 2009,[12] convicted 2010 and sentenced to life in prison. Died December 1, 2013.
  • Harry Männil - listed until 2009,[12] cleared of charges in 2005 after four-year investigation,[14] died 11 January 2010.
  • Erna Wallisch - listed until 2007,[15] died 21 February 2008 while under investigation.
  • Lajos Polgár - listed until 2006,[16] died 12 July 2006.[17]
  • Ladislav Niznansky - listed until 2005,[18] tried in 2005 and acquitted by German court due to lack of reliable evidence.[19] Died 23 December 2011.[20]
  • Jack Reimer - listed until 2005,[18] extradition granted but died before he could be deported.[21]
  • Nada Šakić - listed until 2004. Died 2008.[22]
  • Rosemarie Albrecht - listed until 2004,[22] died 7 January 2008.
  • Petras Bernatavicius - listed until 2004[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Simon Wiesenthal Center 2014 Annual Report on the Status of Nazi War Criminals (PDF). Los Angeles: Simon Wiesenthal Center. 2014. 
  2. ^ "Germany arrests 'former Auschwitz guard' Hans Lipschis". BBC. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Simon Wiesenthal Center 2013 Annual Report on the Status of Nazi War Criminals. 
  4. ^ http://www.timesofisrael.com/alois-brunner-most-wanted-nazi-died-unrepentant-in-syria/
  5. ^ a b SWC Annual Status Report on the Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals. Simon Wiesenthal Centre. 2012. 
  6. ^ "Klaas Faber: de laatste Nedernazi is dood". De Nieuwe Pers. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Simon Wiesenthal Center's Tenth Annual Report on the Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals". Simon Wiesenthal Centre. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.operationlastchance.org/PDF/26.1-12.doc
  9. ^ a b c Zuroff, Ephraim (31 March 2010). "Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals". Simon Wiesenthal Center. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Topping, Alexandra (22 November 2010). "Suspected Nazi death camp guard Samuel Kunz dies before trial". The Guardian. 
  11. ^ Myers, Laura (31 January 2011). "Accused Nazi dies just before US citizenship trial". Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c "Wiesenthal Center Annual Report on the Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals". Simon Wiesenthal Centre. April 20, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  13. ^ Aderet, Ofer (23 March 2012). "Convicted Nazi criminal Demjanjuk deemed innocent in Germany over technicality". Haaretz. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Kaitsepolitsei ei leidnud Harry Männilil veresüüd". Postimees (in Estonian). 20 December 2005. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  15. ^ "Wiesenthal Center Annual Report Notes Rise in Number of Convictions of Nazi War Criminals During Past Year; Slams Austria, Germany and Twelve Others for Failure to Bring Holocaust Perpetrators to Justice; Praises US and Italy for Continued Successes". Simon Wiesenthal Center News Release. Simon Wiesenthal Center. 15 April 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2008. 
  16. ^ "Wiesenthal Center Annual Report on Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals". 23 April 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  17. ^ Johnston, Chris (13 July 2006). "War crimes suspect dies amid controversy". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b "SWC Annual Report on Nazi War Criminals Reveals Dramatic Rise in New Investigations; Slams Ukraine and Others; & Praises US for Outstanding Success". Simon Wiesenthal Center. 4 May 2005. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Ex-Nazi officer acquitted of three massacres". Associated Press. 19 December 2005. Retrieved 6 May 2005. 
  20. ^ Ladislav Niznansky profile, tvnoviny.sk; accessed 13 November 2014.
  21. ^ http://www.themennonite.org/issues/15-3/articles/Mennonites_and_the_Holocaust
  22. ^ a b c "Worldwide Investigation and Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals (1 April 2003 – 31 March 2004). An Annual Status Report". August 2004. Retrieved 26 April 2013.