The Real Odessa: How Perķn Brought the Nazi War Criminals to Argentina

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Granta Books, 2002 - History - 410 pages
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It has long been known that Adolf Eichmann, Josef Mengele, Erich Priebke and many other Nazi war criminals found refuge in Argentina. In this book, a courageous Argentinian writer shows exactly how it was done, and reveals that the escapes were organized with the enthusiastic support of President Juan Peron. Even at this late date, when so much is known about the complicity of the Catholic Church and Allied intelligence agencies in the flight of the Nazis, Goni's material still has the power to shock. The paperback edition of The Real Odessa includes a revised introduction and conclusion, with a new afterword containing material that Uki Goni has recently researched and which focuses on Vatican complicity in providing sanctuary for war criminals.

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User Review  - Frank778 - Goodreads

Great book. Crammed with detail. At times a little repetitive as the stories were similar but every chapter held surprises. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Interesting subject with painfully little exposure to the post-WW2 world. However, awkwardly written and clumsily approached. Read full review

About the author (2002)

UKI GONI was born in 1953 and educated in Argentina and in Dublin where his father was Argentine ambassador from 1968-75. He is a regular contributor to the Buenos Aires Herald, Time magazine, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. He lives in Buenos Aires.

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