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The Resource Hunting Nazis in Franco's Spain, David A. Messenger

Hunting Nazis in Franco's Spain, David A. Messenger

Label
Hunting Nazis in Franco's Spain
Title
Hunting Nazis in Franco's Spain
Statement of responsibility
David A. Messenger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the waning days and immediate aftermath of World War II, Nazi diplomats and spies based in Spain decided to stay rather than return to a defeated Germany. The decidedly pro-German dictatorship of General Francisco Franco gave them refuge and welcomed other officials and agents from the Third Reich who had escaped and made their way to Iberia. Amid fears of a revival of the Third Reich, Allied intelligence and diplomatic officers developed a repatriation program across Europe to remove these individuals and return them to Germany where occupation authorities could further investigate them. Yet, due to Spain s longstanding ideological alliance with Hitler, German infiltration of the Spanish economy and society was extensive, and the Allies could count on minimal Spanish cooperation in this effort. In Hunting Nazis in Franco s Spain, David Messenger deftly traces the development and execution of the Allied repatriation scheme, providing an analysis of Allied, Spanish, and expatriated Germans responses. Messenger shows that by April 1946, British and American embassy staff in Madrid had compiled a census of the roughly 10,000 Germans then residing in Spain and had drawn up three lists of 1,677 men and women targeted for repatriation to occupied Germany. While the Spanish government did round up and turn over some Germans to the Allies, many of them were intentionally overlooked in the process. By mid-1947, Franco s regime had forced only 265 people to leave Spain; most Germans managed to evade repatriation by moving from Spain to Argentina or by solidifying their ties to the Franco regime and Spanish life. By 1948, the program was effectively over. Drawing on records in American, British, and Spanish archives, this first book-length study in English of the repatriation program tells the story of this dramatic chapter in the history of post World War II Europe. --Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Messenger, David A
Dewey number
946.082
Index
index present
LC call number
DP270
LC item number
.M47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allied Powers (1919- )
  • Denazification
  • Nazis
  • Germans
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Repatriation
  • National security
Label
Hunting Nazis in Franco's Spain, David A. Messenger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Denazification, neutrality, and European security after World War II -- Intelligence wars : Nazi and Allied spies in neutral Spain during and after the war -- Neutrality, postwar politics, and the diplomacy of repatriation -- Petitions to Franco : German activism and the fight to stay in Spain -- The fate of repatriation in Germany, Spain, and beyond, 1947-1948
Control code
861678108
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780807155639
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013041712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861678108
Label
Hunting Nazis in Franco's Spain, David A. Messenger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Denazification, neutrality, and European security after World War II -- Intelligence wars : Nazi and Allied spies in neutral Spain during and after the war -- Neutrality, postwar politics, and the diplomacy of repatriation -- Petitions to Franco : German activism and the fight to stay in Spain -- The fate of repatriation in Germany, Spain, and beyond, 1947-1948
Control code
861678108
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780807155639
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013041712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861678108

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