German Argentine ties

What is the Nazi link with South America?

People gather at the Civic Centre of Bariloche, Argentina, on April 8, 2012, to look and have a taste of the town’s 8.5-meter-high Easter egg, certified by the Guinness Records as the world’s largest.

What is the Nazi link with South America?

German Argentines celebrating during the Immigrants Festival in Oberá, Misiones.

What is the Nazi link with South America?

Oktoberfest Celebration in Cordoba Province, Argentina.

 

German immigration into Argentina is the largest in Latin America.  Today over three million Argentines are of German descent.  Argentina has had an open door policy on immigration for the last 200 years, including a long period were immigration (specifically from European countries) was actively encouraged.  Due to the hundreds of number of German immigrants who lived in the country, Argentina maintained close ties with Germany and remained neutral for much of World War II.  Today German traditions can be seen in various provinces. The five provinces with the largest numbers of inhabitants of German descent are, in order of largest German population: Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Buenos Aires, Misiones, and La Pampa. 

What is the Nazi link with South America?

Town Square of Bariloche, Argentina.  German influence can be seen in the architecture surrounding large german populated provinces.

 

What is the Nazi link with South America?

Town Square of Bariloche, Argentina 1941.  Notice the Argentine soldiers wearing German style helmets.

German Argentine ties