Reported Nazi victim

Here’s a photograph from the May 19 1938 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a man who was allegedly kidnapped by the Nazis in New York.

Ignatz Theodor Griebl (1899-unknown) was a doctor, specializing in obstetrics, who immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1925. He was also the head of the German spy network in the U.S., and he fled to Germany in May 1938 on the S.S. Bremen to escape prosecution. He reportedly became a physician in Vienna.

He was interviewed by the U.S. Consulate in Berlin in September 1938; he hoped that the interview would lead to the release of his wife, who had been arrested as part of the same espionage trial.

Griebl was arrested in Austria in 1945. Charges were dropped against him in 1950. A search turned up a photograph of him from 1943.

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