The Real Odessa : How Peron Brought the Nazi War Criminals to Argentina, Paperback

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

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It has long been known that Adolf Eichmann, Josef Mengele, Erich Priebke and many other war criminals found refuge in Argentina.

In this book, a courageous Argentinian writer shows exactly how it was done, and reveals that the escape mechanisms 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 afterward containing material that Uki Goni has recently researched, focusing on evidence of the Vatican complicity in providing sanctuary for war criminals.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages, facsimiles, , portraits
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781862075528



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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 more use the illustative example style of the last few chapters where a specific person is dealt with and how they escaped to Argentina, rather the main part of the book where the different routes are described in detail.

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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.The true story has been hidden by Argentine authorities for over 50 years. Through pain staking research, Goni sort out resources from Argentina , Europe and the USA to build a strong case against Peron. He also directly implicates the Vatican at its highest power in helping to shepherd Nazi criminals to Argentina. Their willingness to overlook crimes to humanity were overwhelmed by their own anti-semitism and fear of the "godless" Communists taking over Eastern Europe.Unfortunately, as he states in the afterward, Argentina still denies the connections he has unearthed. A great example of brave journalism and history.An important book for anyone interested in World War II, the Holocaust, Argentina and justice.

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