Current Wanted Nazi War Criminals- Who’s Still Out There?

Many of the Nazi war criminals that were wanted after the end of World War II were captured and tried for their crimes. Others committed suicide to avoid punishment and to carry on the Nazi belief of ‘death before dishonor’. Of course, some of the most wanted men from the Nazi Party actually fled the country and tried to move on with a new life as a new person somewhere else. Some people never changed their names, but most did. It was a matter of staying under the radar for as long as humanly possible.
Today, it is very unlikely that many (if any) of the war criminals from the Nazi Party are still alive. It has been nearly 70 years since the end of the Second World War, and most people who were a part of this horrible event in history have died simply because of age. Of course, taking the time to learn about all the fleeing criminals and those who were never held responsible for their crimes can help you gain valuable insight about the Holocaust.
The majority of the men who were considered war criminals were captured and tried at the Nuremberg Trials and other trials after WWII. Although there were many places where people fled after the way, Argentina and other South American countries were very popular. Now the question remains: this many years later, are there still war criminals at large? It has been assumed that the majority of the men who were on the most wanted list have since died for one reason or another. However, Nazi hunters and people who have inside information believe there may still be some criminals at large.
Those who are thought to be alive and well and still wanted as war criminals number into the ‘dozens’ according to Efraim Zuroff, the director of Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Nazi hunting resource. One such person was on the radar until earlier in 2012. Aribert Heim, also known as “Dr. Death”, was on the run for many years and believed to still be alive until September of 2012. At this time, it was discovered that he had died in 1992 in Egypt. Most cases of wanted Nazi war criminals end this way at this point in time because so much time has passed since the event. While organizations like the Simon Wiesenthal Center are still searching for many war criminals, it is mostly about determining when they died and where rather than finding them alive.