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Aribat Heim in 1950. AP Photo

Is it a lie that Nazi doctor is dead?

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BERLIN (AP) -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking Berlin prosecutors to open an investigation to try and determine if the family or attorneys of the world's most-wanted Nazi war criminal, SS doctor Aribert Heim, have been lying about whether he was dead or alive.

The suit comes after Heim's son, Ruediger Heim, claimed in a February television interview that his father had died in 1992 in Cairo, where he had been living under an alias.

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