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Expedition in the Land of the Gaucho

Day 1 of this expedition...........

To form a foundation for our further research, we visit the graves of some notable men of the Third Reich as well as their homes.  Come along with us.
 

 

Any historian, even an amateur, knows the name Kapitän zur See Hans Langsdorff, Commanding Officer of the Panzerschiff GRAF SPEE.  He shot himself in the Immigrant Hotel after destroying his ship.  He has nothing to do with the men of the Third Reich who came here after the war, but it is important that we show this photograph.

     
 

Dr Carl Värnet was a Danish SS Sturmbannführer (Major) and the camp doctor at Buchenwald.  He had conducted experiments on homosexuals in an effort to change their sexual preference.  After the war Danish authorities were going to charge him with war crimes but he faked heart troubles and escaped - first to Brazil then to Argentina.

He operated a clinic in Buenos Aires, again in the attempt to change the behavior of homosexuals and we will see that building later.

Right - Doctor Carl Värnet  
     
Right - Doctor Friederich Bergus  
 

Doctor Friederich Bergius was a scientist who studied and improved the process of making fuel synthetically from coal.

He also worked on making sugar from wood.

Because he worked with I. G. Farben during the war, he was under suspicion and rather than face a long fight in Europe, he emigrated to Argentina and was Advisor to the Ministry of Industry.

     
 

Ludwig Freude was Director of the Banco Transatlantico Allemann, the German Overseas Bank and one of the ten wealthiest men in Latin America.  He is indicated by the arrow in the above photo with his close friend Juan Peron (hand in his pocket).  Freude was instrumental in helping a tremendous number of men escape the crumbled Europe and begin their new lives in Argentina.  When the Allies wanted Freude deported to face chares in Europe, Peron more or less said that Freude was his personal friend and he wasn't going anywhere.

Freude lived in the very upscale "el Tirge" district and Peron was a guest in his home many times.  He was also instrumental in setting up "die Spinne" (the Spider), better known as Odessa.

Who doesn't know of Doctor Josef Mengele?

It is well known that he came to Latin America and spent much of his time in Argentine.

 

Note the photo below left - that is Mengele on the front porch of the house of his friend Gerhard Malbranc in Buenos Aires.

Note the photo below - that is the same house and the photo was taken in January 2014 by Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983).

     
 
 
Above - The same house from another angle   Mengele with the Malbranc family
 

You will remember that we said the Presidential Palace of Juan Peron was literally back door to back door with...............it was this palatial house of Doctor Josef Mengele!  These homes were close enough to each other that one could throw a ball from one to the other.

This is only one of the homes of Mengele.  He had several in Buenos Aires and other places as well.

 

   

.....and likewise, who does not know the name Adolf Eichmann?  Unlike almost all the others who escaped Europe, Eichmann was relatively poor.  He did not have huge reserves of money and in fact, worked in a factory and on weekends sold fruit juice at the beach.

His house was tiny.  It stood on the property in the photo below left.  He sold fruit juices at the marina and beach in the photo below.

     

 

     

 

Eichmann worked first in the FV Factory where they made accessories for toilets.  His next job was in the factory at Orbis where they made water heaters and related equipment.  His last job was at Mercedes Benz and he had to ride the bus three hours each way.

This is the corner where he got off his bus and men of the Mossad were waiting on this embankment.  They kidnapped Eichmann and took him to Israel.

     

 

This is the tiny house in which Eichmann lived with his two sons, the famous "House on Garibaldi Street".  After he was kidnapped, his eldest son reacted by flying the Swastika Flag and wearing the armband as seen below.

     

 

The photo above left is the shop of the tailor who made all of Eichmann's suits.  He talked with us for half an hour but insisted that we did not film or tape him.  We complied with his wishes.  During our time with him, Francisco told us that his kids played with Eichmann's two sons when they were all young.  He said that the sons referred to Eichmann as their uncle and said that their father was killed in the war - obviously meant to keep Eichmann's identity a secret.

The youngest son was quite talkative and said on many occasions that before coming to Argentina, they stayed for some time in the Vatican and that they had met with the Pope several times.

Both of Eichmann's sons still live in Buenos Aires but for obvious reasons, they refuse to speak with anyone and they have changed their names.

This sums up our first day in Argentina.  We have seen and learned much, which will be covered more extensively in our book and in this book, we will also give the addresses of these houses.  What book?  New announcement will be forthcoming soon.

In the meantime...........who is the man with the Hitler Youth dagger tucked in his pants here?  Where was this photo taken?  When was it taken?  What was the event?  Keep checking.....

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