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Fri Jun 23, 2017, 06:11 PM

Nazi spies planned bombings in Chile, archives reveal

Documents show Chilean supporters of the Third Reich received paramilitary training and sent information to Germany during the second world war

Reuters in Santiago
Thursday 22 June 2017 19.06 EDT

Chilean police have released archive documents relating to investigations during the second world war that uncovered how Nazi supporters in the country supplyed information to the Third Reich and planned to bomb mines in Chile.

Young members of families of German descent underwent paramilitary training in southern Chile, while Nazi supporters in the country routinely sent information to Germany about the routes of Allied merchant vessels, the documents showed.

The discovery comes the same week that a cache of Nazi artefacts was found hidden behind a bookcase in Buenos Aires, the Argentinian capital.

There was significant support within Chile and Argentina for the Axis powers during the second world war. After the cessation of hostilities, many leading Nazi officials fled Europe to hide out in South America.


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Fri Jun 23, 2017, 11:34 PM

1. I really got into this topic

a while back and have read a lot about the Nazi connections to South America. A History Channel series I found fascinating is "Hunting Hitler." They go in-depth into the South American Nazi connections and leave you with more questions about what really happened back then. From my research, I believe there is a lot that most people will never know about this topic. Here's a clip from "Hunting Hitler":

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