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Who are the world's most wanted Nazis?

Twelve men are on the list of the most wanted Nazi-era war criminals, compiled by a Jewish human rights organisation. The hunt continues after a Nazi death camp guard was convicted this week.

John Denjanjuk was convicted yesterday of accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp
John Denjanjuk was convicted yesterday of accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp
Image: Matthias Schrader/AP/Press Association Images

THE CONVICTION OF Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk could set a precedent for bringing other war criminals to justice, but who are the most wanted Nazis?

Demjanjuk has been sentenced to five years in prison after a landmark ruling in Germany which saw him prosecuted not for any specific crime, but based on the theory that if he was in the Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, then he was a participant in the killing of people there.

For Efraim Zuroff, chief Nazi hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre – an international Jewish human rights organisation – the hunt goes on. Demjanjuk has now been struck off the number one spot on the list of the world’s most wanted Nazis, but who else is being pursued? The Wiesenthal Centre this month updated its ‘most wanted’ list.

Most wanted Nazis

Who are the world's most wanted Nazis?
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  • The world's most wanted Nazis - Alois Brunner

    Source: Anonymous/AP/Press Association Images
  • The world's most wanted Nazis - Aribert Heim

    Source: Anonymous/AP/Press Association Images
  • The world's most wanted Nazis - Sandor Kepiro

    Source: Bela Szandelszky/AP/Press Association Images
  • The world's most wanted Nazis - Milivoj Asner

  • The world's most wanted Nazis - Klaus Carl Faber

  • The world's most wanted Nazis - Gerhard Sommer

  • The world's most wanted Nazis - Adam Nargorny

    Source: ALIK KEPLICZ/AP/Press Association Images
  • The world's most wanted Nazis - Karoly (Charles) Zentai

    Source: Robert Duncan/AP/Press Association Images
  • The worlds most wanted Nazis - Soeren Kam

  • The world's most wanted Nazis - Ivan (John) Kalymon

    Source: Paul Sancya/AP/Press Association Images
  • The worlds most wanted Nazis - Algimantas Dailide

    Source: Mindaugas Kulbis/AP/Press Association Images
  • The world's most wanted Nazis - Mikhail Gorshkow

    Source: /AP/Press Association Images

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