Did any Nazis sneak into foreign countries among refugees fleeing the War and/or Holocaust? If so, what did they do?


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Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

Not in America, they walked in settled down and lived pretty good until they got into with their neighbor and the neighbor turn them in.

Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered


In fact, quite a few SS troops from the Eastern Front joined the French Foreign Legion.  The FFL used them in VietNam, until France gave up that mess and the US tried its hand there.

Of course, most of their scientists were taken in by either the US or USSR.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Many leading Nazis were assisted in their escape by the Odessa network and, of those, many settled in South America where they were protected by sympathetic regimes.

But the smaller fry often made their way to the Allied countries where they settled down secretly and, for the most part, lived out their lives like anybody else.

My next-door neighbour for almost 30 years was such a man. He had been in the Hitler Youth during the 1930s, joined the Luftwaffe during WWII, and emigrated to Australia during the chaos that followed the wear.

He died, an old man, in the 1990s, but until then he still maintained his love for Hitler and his hatred of the Jews. Old Nazis didn't suddenly become decent people, they just learned to cover up most of their beliefs.

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Rath Keale
Rath Keale commented
Shocking, and there he was -- right next door.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
We had quite a few discussions about it over the years. I couldn't persuade him and there was no way he was going to persuade me.
Rath Keale Profile
Rath Keale answered

We've had a few in Canada.  One guy has been battling 20 years of litigation and appeals to have Canadian citizenship returned.  During all this, Nazi sympathizers make supportive statements.  It's ongoing.  And it needs to continue.

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