The Real Odessa: How Peron Brought the Nazi War Criminals to by Uki Goni

By Uki Goni

Drawing on American and eu intelligence files, Uki Goni indicates how from 1946 onward a Nazi break out operation used to be dependent on the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, harboring such conflict criminals as Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele. Goni uncovers an intricate community that trusted the complicity of the Vatican, the Argentine Catholic Church, and the Swiss experts. The discoveries made during this meticulously researched ebook exhibit the entangled net of the Nazi regime and its sympathizers and has brought on Argentine officers to call for closed documents at the Nazi period from their present government.

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6 After Perón’s death and following the overthrow of his vice-president wife ‘Isabelita’ in 1976, a new military dictatorship set up Nazi-style death camps across Argentina. The generals were intent on defending what they considered to be the country’s ‘Western and Christian’ lifestyle. Their instruments were electric torture prods and mass killings. Instead of gassing their victims, the generals slit their stomachs open and threw them alive from planes into the freezing South Atlantic. That way they sank faster.

It also overlapped at strategic points with French-speaking war criminals, with Croatian Fascists and even with the SS men of the fictional Odessa, all in order to smuggle Hitler’s evil minions to safety. But in Argentina the Odessa trail was growing faint, and was in danger of being erased altogether. This trail led back to the presidential office of General Juan Perón; it could therefore conceivably tar the figure of his beloved wife Evita, who remains an icon of almost saintly devotion to her compatriots even today.

Anywhere else, people would have mocked loudly, but in Argentina nobody laughed at all. My attempts to discuss the ring with friends invariably foundered – met with blank stares. The ring’s message, I soon learned, was self-fulfilling. A line had been drawn. 6 After Perón’s death and following the overthrow of his vice-president wife ‘Isabelita’ in 1976, a new military dictatorship set up Nazi-style death camps across Argentina. The generals were intent on defending what they considered to be the country’s ‘Western and Christian’ lifestyle.

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