2. The Wiesenthal list of 22 Lithuanian Nazi collaborators ..
‘The names of the seven former Lithuanians who had collaborated with the Nazis in exterminating Jews were included on an initial list of 22 suspects (collated by Lithuania’s Prosecutor General’s Office) who had settled in Australia after the war.’
‘Efraim Zuroff, director of The Simon Wiesenthal Centre, passed the list to Australia in 2002.’
Paul Daley (SMH) August 19, 2012.
22 men living in Australia about the time of the death of the Somerton Man and all of them fearing some sort of retribution. How could they not be? These 22 are in addition to the list of over 120 Germans brought to Australia in 47/48 in great secrecy by Great Britain to work on rocketry. They were employed at the South Australian Salisbury complex (pic), given new identities and allowed to live relatively freely.
The de-classified file containing the list of these 120+ men may also have their photos … may also have their aliases and some correspondence and if all goes well I might get a glimpse of it. Finding where the file is located was one thing, managing to find a suitably accredited person to get into the archive room was another.