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"Marriage and family", as Article 6 (1) of the Basic Law guarantees, "are under the special protection of the state order". On the one hand, the family is seen as the nucleus of the state; on the other hand, the state must not interfere in family matters.

There are good reasons for this: the brother or father of a murderer or rapist may be of interest to the tabloid media, but legally he has nothing to do with the deeds and misdeeds of his relative and must not be held liable for them.

Last Thursday they could New York Times and the ZDF report a world sensation: the alleged war criminal Dr. Aribert Heim, who disappeared in 1962, is no longer alive, but is said to have died in August 1992. According to the report, the fugitive, whose capture is offered a reward of around 300,000 euros, had converted to Islam and lived undisturbed as Tarek Hussein Farid in one of the poorer districts of Cairo.

It was Rüdiger Heim, the 53-year-old son of the wanted man, who gave the reporters details of the life and death of his father. In the ZDF media library on the Internet there is a two-hour interview with Rüdiger Heim, in which he tells how he sought contact with his father in 1976 or 1977 (he is no longer sure) and then met him in a hotel lobby in Cairo: the concentration camp doctor on the run and a long-haired German who "wanted to be an American and a hippie".

Interview halved

It is a moving sight how the son reports in carefully considered words of his interest in the absent father, who had been told he lived in Berlin until he learned from classmates that this father was an internationally wanted man-smuggler.

Nobody will fail to sympathize with the son when he talks about this "shock meeting" and then describes how Aribert Heim suffered from great pain and finally succumbed to cancer. The former concentration camp doctor wanted to make his body available for research, but then he was buried anonymously.

German investigators doubt this and now want to research in Cairo. Rüdiger Heim's story also seems "very strange" to Efraim Zuroff from the Simon Wiesenthal Center. "You will understand, therefore, that I am not closing the investigation into the Heim case."

On August 24, 2008, Rüdiger Heim had an interview with Picture on sunday claims: "If he should be dead, I do not know where he is buried ...". Brought within the current coverage bild.de a link to this interview, but it suddenly broke off with the reporter's question: "Mr. Heim, do you know where your father is?" On television something is called "cliffhanger", the moment when the action breaks off at a crucial moment so that the audience can tune in again next time.

Explained on request picture-Speaker Tobias Fröhlich on Friday that the second part of the interview was blocked due to an injunction. He couldn't say who initiated this that it wasn't the son. Rüdiger Heim authorized the interview, his statements appeared as he wanted them to be.

"He should face"

Three hours after the request, the conversation was suddenly restored. Whoever wanted could read the slightly outdated oath of the young home, with which he answered the question about his father's whereabouts: "I would shout it out to the whole world that he should face himself and answer the terrible accusations."

And the injunction? When asked, Fröhlich said that half of the interview had already been blocked in October, although it was only about a short passage - not a statement from Heim, but an editorial insert. A third person is said to have been related to Aribert Heim. Because the case is now up to date again, half of the interview has been unlocked again. Except for the said insert.

Thanks to his son, thanks to loyal family members who apparently supported him financially for over three decades, Dr. Aribert Heim no longer faces. He, who, according to witnesses, brutally mistreated and killed prisoners in the Mauthausen concentration camp, is spared. Marriage and family are under the special protection of the state.