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Alois Brunner


Alois Brunner

Alois Brunner (1912 - ) is an Austrian war criminal who was Adolph Eichmann's right hand man. He served as a trouble shooter for the SS deportations to concentration camps from France.

Brunner lost an eye and several fingers from letter bombs sent him years ago by Israelís intelligence services.

While unsuccessfully hunted by Simon Wiesenthal, he is believed to live in Damascus, Syria using the alias Dr. Georg Fischer. In December, 1999, rumors surfaced saying that he had died in 1996 and had been buried. However, German journalists visiting Syria said Brunner was living at the Meridian Hotel in Damascus.