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Until today, around Nazi Germany and its leader, there are many rumours, such as conspiracy between the Germans and the West, the aid of the Argentine government to the defeated Nazis and until the secret flight of Adolf Hitler in a submarine. The Argentine writer Abel Basti revealed to Sputnik Mundo some conclusions that he made after investigating the subject.
Just as other versions indicate, the writer recounts that the Nazis attempted to transfer their assets and personnel to the Atlantic Ocean coast during and after World War II.
“At the end of the conflict, Nazis made an agreement with the US behind the Soviet Union, which was betrayed because they were allies [to the United States], about the transfer of everything that constituted capital of the Third Reich: foreign exchange, human capital and scientists, “Basti told Sputnik Mundo .
This plan would have been drawn up by Hitler in advance as plan B before the possible defeat, comprising several secret programs of transfer of all types of goods during the evacuations, including submarines and with the help of Argentina.
But, Sputnik’s interlocutor points out, Nazi Germany would have maintained contacts with Argentina throughout the war. Why Argentina, then?
“Because while the American continent was opting for support for the Allies and alienating itself with the US, there were few countries that would maintain to the end the neutrality that sometimes hid some support from the Nazis,” Basti said.
After Brazil declared war on the Axis powers in August 1942, Argentina remained the only neutral country with the Atlantic coast until March 1945, when the Argentine government yielded to international pressure and joined the Allied forces.
According to Basti, Nazi Germany’s war material was displaced by land, sky and sea. If at the beginning of the conflict the Nazi Navy (Kriegsmarine) had 57 submarines, in the end, more than 1,000 Unterseeboote (known as U-Boot) sailed from Germany, experts calculate.
In July and August of 1945, soon after the capitulation of the Nazi army, two German submarines, U530 and U977, surrendered in the port of Buenos Aires. But, the writer notes, they would have been just the tip of the iceberg.
Basti points out more than 3,000 kilometres of uncontrolled beaches on the Argentine coast, a region that would have been investigated by the Nazis even during the First World War.
In addition, there were large parts of the coast that belonged to German capitals or settlers who, in turn, offered terrestrial logistical support and necessary infrastructure for landing, loading and unloading, adds the writer.
During the war, there were many Nazi submarines arriving on the Atlantic coast and returning, because Germany could stock up on certain things only through submarines, explains the expert. However, “as of 1945, no-return voyages begin to arrive, because many would sink to keep no trace,” he said.
Information on sunken submarines can be found in the declassified documentation of the Argentine Navy. The writer cites as an example the Gulf of San Matias, near the Argentine city of Viedma, where the submarines were sunk a few meters from the coast in a rather deep place, but not far to facilitate landing.
“The most significant cases are the submarines that arrived at Argentine military ports under the protection of the government, not to mention those who surrendered in Mar del Plata, but this information is protected as a state secret, is not disqualified, so we have to base on witnesses and versions of the time, “concluded Basti.
Source: Sputnik News