Il est rarissime que ce sujet soit abordé en Europe. Autant on analyse le régime nazi sous toutes les coutures autant les connivences entre ceux-ci et les régimes arabes sont un sujet pratiquement tabou. Le Scotsman et la presse allemande ont eu le courage d'évoquer ce sujet.
Nazi influx was King Farouk's idea
King Farouk of Egypt, who had a reputation for sympathy with his Jewish subjects, has been revealed to have been the man who encouraged a secret army of Nazis to emigrate to the Middle East after WWll, according to The Scotsman:
CHILLING details of a secret army of Nazis emigrating to the Middle East after the Second World War to become the nucleus of an Arab-led force to crush Israel have been revealed in Germany.
Intelligence officers, SS generals, propaganda specialists and even Holocaust functionaries went to Egypt after the collapse of the Third Reich to continue to persecute Jews.
Geraldine Schwarz, who has made a film on the subject called Exile Nazi: The Promise of the Orient, said the covert recruitment drive was the brainchild of Egypt’s King Farouk I.
SS generals are said to have gone to Egypt
after the collapse of the Third Reich. Picture: PA
Arabs failed in their first war against the Israelis in 1947, so the king and his ministers looked to “professionals” from Germany, as the old colonial powers of France and Britain were despised.
Mahmout Sabit, the cousin of Adel Sabit, told her at his home in Cairo: “The secretary-general of the Arab League decided the Germans were the best, with the most knowledge, the actual inventors of modern mobile warfare.”
He said Schmitt had been living after the war in a Cairo hotel under the name of Goldstein. His orders were to recruit his countrymen with the aim of building a million-strong army under a unified command structure and “common military doctrine”.
Mr Sabit said Schmitt did not know Egypt’s neighbour Syria hired 50 Nazis between 1948-9, including many former SS soldiers, to help mould its army and intelligence service to rival Israel’s. One of the men it brought to Syria was Walter Rauff. Rauff was, at the war’s end, the SS security chief for northern Italy, a wanted war criminal who helped develop mobile gas-wagons to kill Jews and other enemies of the regime.
“Allah in Heaven, Hitler on Earth” was a common slogan in Syrian capital Damascus during the war. It, too, wanted a German-led force to take on Israel, and Rauff was tasked with rebuilding Syrian intelligence services “along Gestapo lines”. La suite