|Vintage Pulp||Apr 9 2013|
The National Police Gazette reminds readers exactly how hard to pin down that Hitler guy is.
No, we’re not done with this guy yet. This Police Gazette cover, which makes the nineteenth we’ve found and posted featuring Adolf Hitler, is from the excellent Scribd.com website and dates from this month in 1953. What is der Führer up to? Well, this time he’s hiding out in the Patagonia region of Argentina along with 75,000 other nazis, all of whom are under the protection of Argentine president Juan Peron. What we love about this story is that it refers back to the Gazette’s infamous Hitler-in-Antarctica issue, pondering: Has the defeated Führer moved his headquarters from the Shangri-La he had established in the Antarctic to the Argentine? Good question. Gazette editors would beat this dead horse for about ten more years, but there was a kernel of truth in it. Juan Peron’s government did take in and protect numerous nazis. Other governments that did the same include that of the United States. However Argentina did it on a massive scale—not 75,000 massive, but still large. About 5,000 nazis settled there. Was Adolf Hitler among them? The National Police Gazette says yes. But we’re not convinced. Guess we’ll just have to wait for whatever new evidence appears in the Gazette’s next, inevitable Hitler issue.