What do these countries all have in common? Well, other than being located in South America, Chile, Uraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela, and Brazil are noted for assisting Nazi war criminals flee justice, giving them a safe haven after Hitler was defeated in 1945 after WWII. The Simon Wiesenthal Centre reports that at that time, Argentina President Juan Perón organised rescue missions to smuggle Nazi officers out of Europe and relocate them as "technicians" in Argentina's armed forces.
The highest-profile catch was Adolf Eichmann, one of the orchestrators of the Holocaust, who was kidnapped by Israeli agents in Argentina in 1960 and spirited to a trial in Jerusalem where he was executed two years later. Those who evaded capture included the Auschwitz doctor, Josef Mengele, who lived in Argentina before dying in Brazil in 1979, and the Butcher of Riga, Eduard Roschmann, blamed for the deaths of 40,000 Jews in Riga in Latvia, who died in Paraguay in 1977.
- Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4
- I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and PARTED MY LAND. Joel 3:2
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