The Eternal Nazi is coming

Nicholas
author photograph © 2013 Tyler Hicks

NICHOLAS KULISH was born in Washington in 1975 and raised in Arlington, side effects
Virginia. He graduated from Columbia College in New York with a bachelor’s of arts degree. He worked a series of odd writing and Internet jobs in Hong Kong and New York before landing as a news assistant at The Wall Street Journal. He worked his way up to staff reporter in the paper’s Washington bureau, pilule
covering everything from economics to the presidential recount in Florida following the 2000 election. Kulish embedded with a Marine helicopter squadron for the invasion of Iraq, men’s health
where he began working on Last One In. He left the Journal to take a Fulbright creative-writing grant in Berlin. He now works as an editorial writer for The New York Times but is leaving in August to become the paper’s Berlin bureau chief.

Nicholas
author photograph © 2013 Tyler Hicks

NICHOLAS KULISH was born in Washington in 1975 and raised in Arlington, side effects
Virginia. He graduated from Columbia College in New York with a bachelor’s of arts degree. He worked a series of odd writing and Internet jobs in Hong Kong and New York before landing as a news assistant at The Wall Street Journal. He worked his way up to staff reporter in the paper’s Washington bureau, pilule
covering everything from economics to the presidential recount in Florida following the 2000 election. Kulish embedded with a Marine helicopter squadron for the invasion of Iraq, men’s health
where he began working on Last One In. He left the Journal to take a Fulbright creative-writing grant in Berlin. He now works as an editorial writer for The New York Times but is leaving in August to become the paper’s Berlin bureau chief.

It was a little more than five years ago that Souad Mekhennet and I wrote a story about the world’s most-wanted Nazi fugitive, viagra buy Dr. Aribert Heim. Authorities sought the former SS physician, prosthetic accused of terrible crimes at Mauthausen concentration camp, viagra in Chile. We discovered that he had been hiding not in South America but in Egypt. The Aryan former ice-hockey champion was living under the name Tarek Hussein Farid, a humble convert to Islam in a working class district of Cairo. In less than a week Doubleday will publish the book. In the meantime here is the article that started it all:

CAIRO — Even in old age the imposingly tall, athletic German known to locals as Tarek Hussein Farid maintained the discipline to walk some 15 miles each day through the busy streets of Egypt’s capital. He walked to the world-renowned Al Azhar mosque here, where he converted to Islam, and to the ornate J. Groppi Cafe downtown, where he ordered the chocolate cakes he sent to friends and bought the bonbons he gave to their children, who called him Uncle Tarek.

Friends and acquaintances here in Egypt also remember him as an avid amateur photographer who almost always wore a camera around his neck, but never allowed himself to be photographed. And with good reason: Uncle Tarek was born Aribert Ferdinand Heim, a member of Hitler’s elite Waffen-SS and a medical doctor at the Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen and Mauthausen concentration camps.

It was behind the gray stone walls of Mauthausen, in his native Austria, that Dr. Heim committed the atrocities against hundreds of Jews and others that earned him the nickname Dr. Death and his status as the most wanted Nazi war criminal still believed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center to be at large.

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  1. Hi

    Thanks for the book, read it in one sitting. Incredible story. I have a question, do you know if the family ever claimed the 1 million or so euros and if so did they give it to a Jewish Charity? I was wondering at the end of the book with so much ambiguity, and denial, about Heim held by his remaining relatives what may have been the outcome.

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