Nazi artifacts-HITLER’S LEGACY: Argentine find a secret Nazi room with Firer’s personal belongings
Firer’s personal belongings in BUENOS AIRES, Argentina!
A treasure trove of Nazi artifacts has been discovered near the capital of Argentina. It’s being called the biggest collection found in the country’s history, The Associated Press is reporting.
Approximately 75 items were found in the home of an unnamed collector in Beccar, a Buenos Aires suburb.
Police believe the items were originally owned by high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II, the AP reported.
“A preliminary investigation suggests that these are the originals,” Patricia Bulrich, AP’s security minister, told the agency.
Old photos were also found, including Hitler. Among the objects in the Nazi room is the statue of the:
- Nazi eagle
- Nazi sandy clock
- Box with a mouth accordion.
Police are trying to determine how the artefacts entered Argentina and came to be in the room hidden behind a library in the house, she said. The raid that found them was carried out on 8 June.
The main hypothesis among investigators and members of Argentina’s Jewish community is that they were brought to Argentina by a high-ranking Nazi or Nazis after the second world war, when the South American country became a refuge for fleeing war criminals, including some of the best known.
As leading members of Hitler’s Third Reich were put on trial for war crimes, Josef Mengele fled to Argentina and lived in Buenos Aires for a decade. He moved to Paraguay after Israeli Mossad agents captured Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann, who was also living in Buenos Aires. Mengele later died in Brazil in 1979 while swimming in a beach in the town of Bertioga.
While police in Argentina did not name any high-ranking Nazis to whom the objects might have originally belonged, Bullrich noted there were medical devices.
“There are objects to measure heads that was the logic of the Aryan race,” she said.