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AFP: Hitler aide Bormann ‘escaped to Latin America’


COMMENT: A num­ber of sto­ries have  sur­faced over the years, point­ing to Reich­sleit­er Mar­tin Bor­man­n’s escape [1] from Berlin at the end  of World War II. Although some have proved to have been delib­er­ate­ly plant­ed [2] in order to dis­cred­it inves­ti­ga­tors, avail­able evi­dence sug­gests that the Third Reich and Ger­man fas­cism per­pet­u­at­ed them­selves in under­ground fash­ion, uti­liz­ing the transna­tion­al cor­po­rate con­nec­tions of the inter­na­tion­al car­tel sys­tem and the polit­i­cal lever­age afford­ed by those con­nec­tions.

AFP [3]

BRUSSELS — Top Nazi Mar­tin Bor­mann [4], who Ger­man author­i­ties say died in 1945, escaped Berlin and lived in Latin Amer­i­ca dis­guised as a priest, a for­mer Bel­gian col­lab­o­ra­tor said in an inter­view pub­lished Sat­ur­day.

Paul van Aer­schodt, 88, who was sen­tenced to death in Bel­gium in 1946 but broke out of prison before his exe­cu­tion and now lives in Spain, told the Derniere Heure [5] news­pa­per he had met Bor­mann four times in La Paz, Bolivia, around 1960.

“Bor­mann had come from Paraguay and was plot­ting with some 20 offi­cers a coup to over­throw (dic­ta­tor Juan) Per­on in Argenti­na,” van Aer­schodt said. Read more » [3]