Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Argentina's largest ever trove of Third Reich artifacts is found hidden inside a house's secret room

In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history.

A total of 75 of objects of Nazi paraphernalia were found at a collector's home in the town of Beccar, a suburb of Buenos Aires, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size.

The device used to measure head size was part of the logic of identifying those not of the Aryan race. Agent raiding the collectors home noticed a large bookshelf and found behind it a hidden passageway to a room filled with Nazi imagery.

Authorities say they suspect the items are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II.

'Our first investigations indicate that these are original pieces,' Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said Monday. Some pieces were accompanied by old photographs. 'This is a way to commercialize them, showing that they were used by the horror, by the Fuhrer. There are photos of him with the objects.'

Among the disturbing collection were toys that Bullrich said would have been used to indoctrinate children  (more...)


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