Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner ‘died in Syria’

The chief investigator pursuing Alois Brunner, one of the world’s most wanted German Nazi war criminals, has told the BBC that he is “99% sure” that he died four years ago in Syria.

“We cannot prove it forensically, but we are certain that is the case,” Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff said.

SS captain Brunner, who would now be 102, is accused of deporting more than 128,000 Jews to death camps in WWII.

For many years there has been uncertainty as to whether he is dead.