• Short Summary

    Johann Hartmann (also known as Ehrmann), 72-year-old German who has been living in the Colombian jungle sine 1928, gave a press conference n the cattle town of Pasto yesterday (Sunday) shortly after being cleared by authorities of the suspicion of being Nazi war criminal Martin Bormann.

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    Johann Hartmann (also known as Ehrmann), 72-year-old German who has been living in the Colombian jungle sine 1928, gave a press conference n the cattle town of Pasto yesterday (Sunday) shortly after being cleared by authorities of the suspicion of being Nazi war criminal Martin Bormann.

    Bormann disappeared at the time of Hitler's death in 1945 and has not been seen since, but Hartmann is the 16th an to have been arrested--and later released--in South America suspected of being the Nazi leader.

    A Colombian magazine, "Siete Dias" (Seven Days), published an article showing 15 points which they claimed proved Hartmann was Bormann. But, following the arrival of Bormann's fingerprints and other identification points from Germany, local authorities were able to free Hartmann, who along had maintained that the had been in South America in 1926, married an Indian woman, had two children and a grandson.

    SYNOPSIS: Reporters surrounding the police station of the Colombian cattle town of Pasto, on Sunday--waiting to see the man who was to be released after forty-eight hours in prison under suspicion of being Nazi War Criminal Martin Bormann. Seventy-two year-old Johann Hartmann (also known as Ehrmann), had maintained steaofastly that he had been in South America since 1926, and living in the Colombian jungle with his Indian wife since 1928.

    A Bogota magazine published an article earlier, highlighting fifteen points which they claimed proved Hartmann was Bormann. But the arrival of Bormann's fingerprints from Germany had proved conclusively that the old recluse was not Bormann. And so the old recluse was not Bormann. And so the sixteenth Martin Bormann to be discovered since 1945, was released.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1A6DRP2SB7WLNX7U5F3Z7E30
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1A6DRP2SB7WLNX7U5F3Z7E30
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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