23 January 2019

BOOK: Daniel STAHL, Hunt for Nazis : South America’s Dictatorships and the Prosecution of Nazi Crimes (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018). ISBN 9789462985216, €104.99

Amsterdam University Press has published a book on the prosecution of Nazis having fled to Latin America post World War II (English translation of the 2013 version in German).


Hunt for Nazis is the first comprehensive account of the post-1945 efforts to bring Nazi war criminals who had escaped to South America to justice. The author shows that the Nazi hunt -- which resulted in spectacular cases like the kidnapping of Adolf Eichmann -- should not only be understood as part of the afterlife of the Third Reich, but that it also became an integral aspect of dealing with repression at the hands of authoritarian regimes in South America. Dissidents and human rights activists assumed that the escaped Nazi perpetrators and collaborators continued to be involved in violent crimes in the service of these new dictatorships.


Daniel Stahl is Research Associate at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. For the German publication of Hunt for Nazis Daniel Stahl received the Opus Primum award of the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany's largest private research funder.

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