A Treasure Trove Of Nazi Artifacts Recently Discovered In Argentina

By | July 29, 2020

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Some of the 75 pieces of Nazi art seized during an operation carried out on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Numerous sculptures and crafted objects including an eagle of the Third Reich were found in two shops and a home in the north of the capital, the se

World War II ended in 1945, but the Nazi story didn't end there. With the German defeat inevitable, many top-ranking Nazi officials fled Europe and hid in the relative obscurity of South America, taking with them the items that were important to them. In 2017, acting on a tip, authorities in Argentina discovered a hidden room in a house that was full of Nazi artifacts. This treasure trove offers us priceless insight into the distorted and cultish world of Hitler's Nazis.

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Using a system called "ratlines," several former Nazis escaped to South America. (pilotguides.com)

Following The Ratlines

With the Allied Forces closing in on them, many Nazis escaped to South America via a "ratline" system, traveling to Spain and then on to Argentina. Many people remained in Argentina, in and around the capital city of Buenos Aires, but others scattered to Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia, and Uruguay. Conspiracy theorists contend that Adolf Hitler may have also escaped to South America, but most historians believe the story that Hitler and his brand-new bride committed suicide in a bunker as the Third Reich fell. Nazi hunters routinely tracked down notorious Nazis living new lives in South America.