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Latino Daily News

Saturday September 3, 2011

Did Evita Trade Visas for the Holocaust’s Stolen Goods?

Did Evita Trade Visas for the Holocaust’s Stolen Goods?

Photo: Evita and Juan Domingo Perón Cheered by the crowds

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A new book accuses Eva Perón of accepting the stolen Jewish family treasures from the Nazis in return for safe haven for the war criminals.

In ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Latin America,’ authors Leandro Narloch and Duda Teixeira wrote: “It is still suspected that among Perón’s possessions, there were pieces of Nazi treasure that came from rich holocaust victims’ families killed in concentration camps.” They added, “Perón himself even spoke of goods of German origin that the Argentine government had appropriated.”

Among those who fled to Argentina was Adolf Eichmann, a key supporter and organizer of the concentration camps. He lived under a false name and worked for Mercedes Benz until 1960, when he was kidnapped by Mossad agents and taken to Israel. He later faced trial and was hanged for the war crimes he committed. Josef Mengele, the Nazi “Angel of Death” responsible for human experiments on Holocaust victims, also found refuge in Argentina and lived in South America until his death in 1979 at the age of 67.

The second wife of Juan Perón, Evita, died from cancer in 1952 at the age of 33 and is still regarded as a national heroine.