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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 26

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2&-Palm Beach Post, Monday, Nov. 11, 1968 Ease On Travel Bormann Hiding In Brazil, Agent Says VIENNA (API Communist Romania announced a measure Saturday which appeared to ease travel of Romanians abroad. A decree issued by the state council and the cabinet and published by the official news agency Agerpres said: "Romanian citizens have the right to obtain passports by which they may cross the state frontier in order to travel or to reside abroad." and the notorious Dr. Josef "In many ways,"he says "my work has simply prolonged my stay in a concentration camp, spiritually at least. In dealing all day long with atrocities, one never gets far bevond the barbed wire." time the biological solution will have intervened. Many of the Nazi criminals will eiiher be dead or too old to imprison," he explains. Wiesenthal won't be sorry to close down his documentation center. f TELEPHONE NOW! 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Bormann was reported to have swallowed cyanide shortly after Hitler killed himself in his Berlin bunker, but Wiesenthal, the world's No. 1 authority on Nazi war criminals, says this is nonsense. "Bormann spends his time flitting between Chile, Paraguay and Brazil," Wiesenthal claims. "He has plenty of money, and he travels with an armed bodyguard, but his health is poor. He suffers from high blood pressure." In fairness, it should be pointed out that other experts who have studied the case are just as convinced that Bormann is dead. But Wiesenthal says he has reliable reports that Bormann, who was Hitler's personal deputy, was seen in the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil, near the Paraguay border, earlier this year. "It would take a skilled commando group to smoke him out," the sleuth says. "Unfortunately, I have neither the money nor the resources for such an operation myself." 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