The hunt for an Austrian concentration camp doctor has officially ended, as German authorities have announced with certainty that the Nazi fugitive, known infamously as Dr. Death, died in Egypt in 1992.
Aribert Ferdinand Heim, who was named the most-wanted Nazi war criminal in 2008 by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, had escaped the authorities for decades. But after linking an Egyptian driver’s license with a photograph of Dr. Heim under the name Tarek Hussein Farid, with a death certificate of the same alias and a certificate confirming Heim’s conversion to Islam and subsequent name change, it has become clear that the search can finally be laid to rest.
Heim was a part of Hitler’s elite Waffen-SS. He worked at the Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen and Mauthausen concentration camps. Heim was reported to have murdered healthy prisoners in senseless operations and with lethal injections to the heart.