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Nazis on the run : how Hitler's henchmen fled justice / Gerald Steinacher.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DD256.5 .S7413 2011

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    Steinacher not only reveals how Nazi war criminals escaped from justice at the end of the Second World War, fleeing through the Tyrolean Alps to Italian seaports, but he also highlights the key roles played by the Red Cross, the Vatican, and the Secret Services of the major powers. --from publisher description
    Uniform Title
    Nazis auf der Flucht. English
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Steinacher, Gerald.
    Published
    Oxford, U.K. ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2011
    Locale
    Germany
    Contents
    The Nazi escape route through Italy. Italy as a country of refuge ; Refugees, prisoners of war, and war criminals ; Illegal immigrants ; Smuggling goods and people ; South Tyrol, the Nazi bolt-hole ; Fake papers
    The co-responsibility of the international Red Cross. Red Cross travel documents ; How the ICRC issued travel documents in Italy ; The routine nature of false documentation ; The Red Cross calls a halt ; The Red Cross on the escape route ; Escaping with ethnic German identity
    The Vatican network. The Vatican relief commission ; The national subcommittees ; The network of Bishop Alois Hudal ; The monsignor and the Croatian fascists ; The role of the Church in South Tyrol ; Denazification through baptism
    The intelligence service ratline. Operation Bernhard ; The special case of Italy ; "Recycled" war criminals ; The origins of the Italian ratline ; The ratline players ; Escape along the ratline
    Destination Argentina. Argentinian immigration policy ; The recruitment of specialists ; Argentinian diplomats and agents in Italy ; Perón's escape agents in Italy ; Austrian pioneers in the escape network ; The escape of the concentration camp commandants ; A new start in Argentina
    Conclusion.
    Notes
    Originally published as Nazis auf der Flucht. Wie Kriegsverbrecher über Italien nach Übersee entkamen, c2008.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [342]-364) and index.
    The Nazi escape route through Italy. Italy as a country of refuge ; Refugees, prisoners of war, and war criminals ; Illegal immigrants ; Smuggling goods and people ; South Tyrol, the Nazi bolt-hole ; Fake papers -- The co-responsibility of the international Red Cross. Red Cross travel documents ; How the ICRC issued travel documents in Italy ; The routine nature of false documentation ; The Red Cross calls a halt ; The Red Cross on the escape route ; Escaping with ethnic German identity -- The Vatican network. The Vatican relief commission ; The national subcommittees ; The network of Bishop Alois Hudal ; The monsignor and the Croatian fascists ; The role of the Church in South Tyrol ; Denazification through baptism -- The intelligence service ratline. Operation Bernhard ; The special case of Italy ; "Recycled" war criminals ; The origins of the Italian ratline ; The ratline players ; Escape along the ratline -- Destination Argentina. Argentinian immigration policy ; The recruitment of specialists ; Argentinian diplomats and agents in Italy ; Perón's escape agents in Italy ; Austrian pioneers in the escape network ; The escape of the concentration camp commandants ; A new start in Argentina -- Conclusion.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780199576869
    0199576866
    Physical Description
    xxvii, 382 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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