Wiesenthal Center Seeks “legal Clarification” In Heim Case To Determine Who Is Lying: Heim’s Lawyers Or His Son Ruediger

Jerusalem/Berlin-The Simon Wiesenthal Center’ chief Nazi-hunter Israel director Dr. Efraim Zuroff today applied to Berlin Attorney-General Ralf Rother for “legal clarification” in connection with assertions made by the lawyers of escaped Nazi war criminal Dr. Aribert Heim in a Berlin court case in 2001 which clearly contradict Heim’s son Ruediger’s claim that his father died in Egypt in August 1992. According to court transcripts obtained by the Center, one of Heim’s attorneys R.A. Hoepfner sought a reduction in taxes on his client’s property based on the fact that his colleague Dr. Steinacker “regularly has contact with Dr. Heim who is living abroad.”

According to Zuroff:

“These assertions clearly contradict the version of Heim’s death presented by his son Ruediger and publicized in early February 2009 by ZDF and the New York Times. In practical terms, this means that either Heim’s lawyers committed perjury, for which they should be disbarred, or that Dr. Heim was alive long after his supposed death and may still be alive today.”

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