ALOIS BRUNNER, THE COMPULSIVE NAZI
An elusive war criminal
Alois Brunner was personally responsible for the deaths of 130,000 Jews all over Europe, from the Baltic States to Austria, right up to the last moments of the Third Reich.
At the war's end, he escaped the Allied forces and became one of the most wanted Nazi war criminals.
Despite international pressure, the tracking down of "Nazi hunters", and the involvement of the Israeli secret service, who tried several times to have him extradited or to put an end to his life, he remained hidden and protected by the Syrian regime until his death, which is said to have occurred in 2001.