Title

Declassified CIA Report: Argentine Government Illegally Facilitating Escape Routes for Former Nazis

Date

5-26-2016 11:00 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 11:15 AM

Location

WUC Columbia Room

Department

History

Session Chair

Patricia Goldsworthy-Bishop

Session Title

History Senior Thesis Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

John Rector

Abstract

This presentation will examine the “Illegal Immigration of Nazis from Germany to Argentina” document. This document is a correspondence by unknown author(s) involved in the now defunct Office of Strategic Services of the United States. Accessible through the CIA archives as part of the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act, the report was written on January 22, 1946. The document contains information about the known whereabouts of secret Argentinian contacts located in Europe. It alleges that Carlos Werner Schulz, an Argentinian citizen of German birth, was forging passports and recruiting former Nazis for the Argentinian Army. The document also alleges that the Argentinian Legation in Denmark was tasked with purchasing Nazis and was compensated by the Argentine government for each former Nazi delivered to Argentina. It shows that former Nazis and Nazi sympathizers were acting as contacts in Europe to help facilitate the escape of Nazis wanted by the Allied forces. Furthermore, the document shows that government officials in Argentina were also acting as contacts, incriminating Argentinian President Juan Peron.

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Declassified CIA Report: Argentine Government Illegally Facilitating Escape Routes for Former Nazis

WUC Columbia Room

This presentation will examine the “Illegal Immigration of Nazis from Germany to Argentina” document. This document is a correspondence by unknown author(s) involved in the now defunct Office of Strategic Services of the United States. Accessible through the CIA archives as part of the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act, the report was written on January 22, 1946. The document contains information about the known whereabouts of secret Argentinian contacts located in Europe. It alleges that Carlos Werner Schulz, an Argentinian citizen of German birth, was forging passports and recruiting former Nazis for the Argentinian Army. The document also alleges that the Argentinian Legation in Denmark was tasked with purchasing Nazis and was compensated by the Argentine government for each former Nazi delivered to Argentina. It shows that former Nazis and Nazi sympathizers were acting as contacts in Europe to help facilitate the escape of Nazis wanted by the Allied forces. Furthermore, the document shows that government officials in Argentina were also acting as contacts, incriminating Argentinian President Juan Peron.