Nazi Hideaway Found Deep Within Argentinian Jungle

A site composed out of some three compact-walled lookouts and suspected to be a Nazi hideaway was discovered by a team from the University of Buenos Aires deep within the forest of Argentina recently.

The suspected Nazi hideaway was found in the Teyu Cuare park just across Paraguay’s Rio Parana and near the eastern border of Brazil. The team of researchers were able to unearth German coins bearing the dates  1938 to 1944 as well as porcelain stamped with the words Made in Germany. These just give weight to their belief that indeed, the inaccessible lair was a Nazi hideaway intended to house some of the leaders of the notorious German political organization in the event of defeat during the Second World War.

However, the team doesn’t think that the hideaway they discovered in the northeastern part of Argentina was ever used.

Nevertheless, one local legend states that Adolf Hitler’s private secretary, Martin Bormann, put up a different sanctuary for himself somewhere within the Misiones region, the same area where this recently discovered Nazi hideaway is located. But Bormann never had the chance to use his secret haven as he was either killed or committed suicide when the Soviet’s Red Army closed in on Berlin in May of 1945.

“Apparently, halfway through World War II, the Nazis had a secret project to build shelters for top leaders in the event of defeat – inaccessible sites in the middle of deserts, in the mountains, on a cliff or in the middle of the jungle like this,” said Daniel Schavelzon, the team’s leader. (images: YouTube)

It can be remembered that Argentina was just one of the several South American countries which accepted Nazi refugees who were fleeing prosecution after WWII ended. Nazi war criminals like Adolf Eichmann and the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele, took refuge in the country. Then Argentina president Juan Domingo Peron welcomed them into the country, granted them full Argentinian citizenship and even gave them false identities.

Suspected Nazi Hideaway Found in Argentina

Eichmann was subsequently captured by the Israeli Nazi hunter, Mossad, in 1960. He was hanged in Israel.

Heziel Pitogo

Heziel Pitogo is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE