how many nazis fled to south africa


It is estimated that between 10,000 and 20,000 Nazis fled to South America after the fall of the Third Reich in 1945. Many of these former Nazis found safe haven in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. A smaller number made their way to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru.

While the exact number of Nazis who fled to South Africa is not known, it is thought to be between 1,000 and 2,000. These former Nazis found a warm welcome in apartheid South Africa, where they were able to put their skills to work in the service of the white minority government.

Many Nazis who fled to South America were able to assimilate into the local population and live relatively normal lives. In contrast, those who went to South Africa were often treated with suspicion by the white population and were not fully accepted into society.

Despite this, the Nazis who settled in South Africa were able to make a significant impact on the country. They helped to establish the South African Defence Force and played a key role in the development of the country’s nuclear weapons program.

The Nazis who fled to South Africa were not only able to find a safe haven from justice, but they were also able to continue their work in furthering the cause of white supremacy.

It is estimated that between 5,000 and 15,000 Nazis fled to South America after the Second World War, with the majority going to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. Several hundred also went to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. A smaller number went to the Caribbean, with the majority going to Cuba.

South Africa was also a popular destination for Nazis, with an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 making their way there. Many of these Nazis were former members of the SS, and they were welcomed by the country’s pro-German government.

The Nazis found a ready-made support network in South Africa, with many of the country’s white citizens sharing their views on race. The Nazis were also able to find work in the country’s security forces and in the government.

The Nazis remained active in South Africa after the war, and they continued to promote their racist views. This led to tension with the country’s Jewish community, and in 1962, a group of Nazis attacked a synagogue in Johannesburg.

The South African government has been accused of turning a blind eye to the activities of the Nazis, and in recent years, there have been calls for the country to do more to confront its dark past.


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