Saturday, February 2, 2019

Ireland's Nazi Commando: Otto Skorzeny

These podcasts look at the story of Otto Skorzeny, a notorious Nazi with a long but forgotten connection to Ireland. It is set in the aftermath of World War II to the intriguing backdrop of the hunt for Nazi war criminals after the war. Once labelled the most dangerous man in Europe the focus of the podcast, Otto Skorzeny, was a man plagued with rumours of war crimes, gun running and Neo-Nazi activities all his life.  His arrival in Ireland in 1957 started a dark chapter in our history one steeped in controversy mystery and unsettling revelations about some of Irelands most prominent figures... The podcasts continue this bizarre story using recently released files from Ireland's intelligence agency G2. These files contain serious allegations about Skorzeny in Ireland.   Was he using Cork Harbour to smuggle arms to North Africa?   Was he guilty of testing a gas gun on concentration camp inmates?   Why did he reportedly meet with IRA leader Ruairi O'Bradaigh in Spain in 1971 with a view to import weapons to Ireland?   Did Ireland's future prime minister Charles Haughey turn a blind eye to some of these activities?

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