History, Department of
"The Cape of Last Hope": The Postwar Flight of Nazi War Criminals through South Tyrol/Italy to South America
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How was the flight of Nazi war criminals from Europe possible in practical terms? How did the concrete steps look, which groups, individuals, and institutions in Italy were involved in them? What were their motives and what was the form of their concrete support? Two elements will be singled out in this article: the flight over the Alps to Genoa or the special role of Italy and the border province of South Tyrol, and the escape assistance from the Argentine government.
Published in Transatlantic Relations: Austria and Latin America from 1800 to the Present (Transatlantica 1) 2006. Copyright 2006, Revues.org. Used by permission.