Nazi artifacts were discovered by the police in Argentina in a hidden room of a house near the capital
The police officers were shocked to discover a hidden room full of what seemed to be an original collection of Nazi artifacts. The items varied from a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas, and a macabre medical device used to measure the size of the head.
The authorities inspected the 75 discovered objects with maximum attention and strongly suspected that they are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War 2.
“Our first investigations indicate that these are original pieces,” Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told The Associated Press on Monday, saying that many 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 found items were also toys that Bullrich said would have been used to indoctrinate children, as well as a statue of the Nazi Eagle above a swastika.
Police are investigating how the artifacts entered Argentina and reached the room hidden behind a library in the house. So far, the main hypothesis is that the items were brought to Argentina by a high-ranking Nazi or Nazis after World War 2, when the South American country became a refuge for fleeing war criminals.
Whilst leading members of Hitler’s Third Reich were put on trial for war crimes, Josef Mengele fled to Argentina and lived in Buenos Aires for a decade. He then moved to Paraguay. Even though the police did not name any high-ranking Nazis to whom the objects may have belonged, Bullrich noted that there were medical devices.
“There are objects to measure heads that was the logic of the Aryan race,” she said.