Western Standard | 28Nov2005 | Orest Slepokura
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"Rest home for the wicked"

Re: "Rest home for the wicked", Oct. 31, 2005

Dr. Joseph Mengele had been dead for five years when, in 1984, Simon Wiesenthal sent a letter to The New York Times informing readers of his recent efforts to capture the Nazi. Wiesenthal described how his agents had managed to locate Mengele in a village in Paraguay. They were, he said, ready to finally arrest him on Jan. 05, 1983. In fact, Mengele died in Brazil in 1979. So, we can understand the late Justice Jules Deschenes' frustration with Wiesenthal who, after alleging that Canada was teeming with Nazi war criminals, proved incapable of providing any incriminating evidence to the Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals.

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alta