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

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Granta Books, 2003 - 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  - berthirsch - LibraryThing

Uki Goni, whose both father and granfather were Argentine Ambassadors, has written a well researched and written thorough account of the Peron Regime's support and collaboration with the Nazi Party ... Read full review

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User Review  - BrianHostad - LibraryThing

A book on an area I knew little about, so very enlightening. However, the vast number of people mentioned can make this very confusing and difficult to follow at times. It may have been better to make ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

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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