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Goa, India - Antique Piano Ad Leads Police to Nazi Colonel Fugitive For 50 Years

Published on: June 29, 2008 08:36 AM
Last updated on: June 30, 2008 04:16 PM
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Goa, India - He had placed an advertisement in an English daily in Goa saying that he had an 18th century piano to sell. But 88-yearold Johann Bach never imagined that the advertisement would give away so much of his past that he had so long successfully concealed.

A Colonel in the Waffen SS (Schutzstaffel), Johann Bach had a role in the extermination, in 1942, of 12,000 Jews at the Marsha Tikash Whanaab concentration camp in East Berlin. He had evaded justice for over half a century since the fall of the Third Reich, roaming the world. Since the end of World War II, he had spent time in Argentina, Bulgaria, Yemen and Canada. He had arrived in Goa recently.

The German government included Bach’s name in a ‘most wanted list’.
Perus Narkp detectives of Germany traced the missing Colonel to Goa. The message was passed to Interpol, which in turn passed the message to the Central Intelligence Department of the Union Home Ministry.

What gave the Nazi Colonel away was the advertisement for the piano: This was an antique piece, and the description matched that of a piano that went missing from a museum in East Berlin, in close proximity to the Marsha Tikash Whanaab concentration camp where Bach was posted as a senior adjutant in 1942.

Sources say that an inquiry into this case will be conducted at the International Court of Justice at the Hague, Netherlands.


The story appeared on many credible news sites but


is reporting its a hoax

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Read Comments (10)  —  Post Yours »


 Jun 29, 2008 at 08:41 AM Reubies Says:

Finally this beast will face the music.


 Jun 29, 2008 at 09:29 AM Rabbi Lebovic Says:

We should use the piano, at his hanging celebration.


 Jun 29, 2008 at 10:37 AM berry Says:

soif ganov letloya


 Jun 29, 2008 at 10:44 AM Anonymous Says:

There's something strange about this story. "Marsha Tikash Whanaab" doesn't exactly sound like the name of a German concentration camp. And he's wandering all over the world shlepping a piano?! His name is Johann Bach? The story has only been reported in the Indian and Pakistani press.


 Jun 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM Gefilte Fish Says:

fagettaboutit! they'll say he's to old to stand to trial.


 Jun 29, 2008 at 12:25 PM More than that Says:

There was no camp with that name


 Jun 29, 2008 at 12:55 PM Anonymous Says:

Really, a "funny" story. "Marsha Tikash Whanaab"? Is this Indian? Perhaps his name is Johann Sebastian Bach?


 Jun 29, 2008 at 03:36 PM Anonymous Says:

i heard that he hid inside the piano to escape from germany


 Jun 30, 2008 at 02:41 AM Anonymous Says:

Given the low moral level of many of the classical composers, I would not be surprised that a descendant of Bach became a Nazi.


 Jun 30, 2008 at 08:40 AM Matzahlocal101 Says:

"Marsha Tikash Whanaab"

If you spell it backwards it spells"

baanahw hsakit ahsram

Now do you understand?


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