MARBELLA, Spain, June 5 (UPI) -- Spanish police searching for a Nazi concentration camp doctor found instead a Norwegian who fought in the SS and received its highest decoration.
Fredrik Jensen, 93, was arrested in Marbella, Spain, The Independent reported Tuesday.
Investigators watching his home in the upscale Royal Nordic Club development believed it was that of Aribert Heim, nicknamed "Dr. Death of Matthausen." Heim, who allegedly used inmates at the Matthausen concentration camp as experimental subjects, ranks second only to Martin Bormann among Nazis who may still be alive.
Jensen joined the SS after Norway fell to the Germans at the beginning of World War II and became the most highly decorated Norwegian fighting with the Nazis, receiving the Gold Cross from Adolf Hitler.
After the war, Jensen spent some time in prison and then founded his own company in Sweden. He was later classified as a war criminal.