Skip to comments.Franco 'Collaborated With Nazis' To Prove Canary Islands Were Home To Aryan Race
Posted on 04/11/2008 7:42:50 PM PDT by blam
Franco 'collaborated with Nazis' to prove Canary Islands were home to Aryan race
By Fiona Govan in Madrid
Last Updated: 7:12pm BST 11/04/2008
Spanish archaeologists collaborated with the Nazis in their attempts to prove the theory of Aryan supremacy and justify their claims of racial superiority over the Jews, according to a new book.
Spain wanted to promote the idea that the Aryan race could be traced to the Canary Islands, amid claims they were all that remained of the lost continent of Atlantis.
Archaeologists appointed by Franco were asked to look into claims the Canary Islands were the remains of Atlantis
Scientists from the Ahnenerbe, an institute set up by Heinrich Himmler and funded by the SS, planned to travel to the Atlantic islands to carry out research but were forced to postpone the project when war broke out in September 1939.
They appointed archaeologist Julio Martinez Santa Olalla, a friend of the dictator General Franciso Franco, to conduct investigations on their behalf.
The extent of the collaboration between Francos archaeologists and those in Nazi Germany has been revealed in a new book by Francisco Gracia Alonso, professor of history at the University of Barcelona.
Prof Gracia reveals the close relationship between Santa Olalla and the Ahnenerbe, which was founded to investigate "the science of ancient intellectual history".
Himmlers organisation sent German scholars around the world to discover the roots of the Aryan race, leading them to examine Bronze Age carvings in Sweden, forgotten folk customs in Finland and even to Tibet to explore claims that Buddha himself was of Aryan descent.
Its scientists were occupied in searching for such legendary objects as Thors Hammer and the Holy Grail but were also responsible for carrying out medical experiments on Jews in concentration camps.
The Ahnenerbes findings were used to justify Hitlers belief that true Germans were descended from an Aryan ideal.
Prof Gracia believes that the Spanish fascists had expressed interest in setting up a similar unit under Franco, following his victory in the Spanish Civil War.
"They wanted to create something similar in Spain in order to maintain control over the ideological basis of the countrys archaeology and prehistory," he said. Jose Luis Arrese, one of Francos ministers, had held discussions with Himmler over the matter.
The book has uncovered evidence that Himmlers unit funded Spanish excavations, providing expensive photographic equipment and lending aircraft to carry out aerial surveys of sites.
Plans were laid for joint excavations of Visigoth sites on mainland Spain and on the Canary Islands where the Nazis hoped to find evidence of an ancestral race of Aryans.
The theory had been a favourite of the first head of the Ahnenerbe, Herman Wirth, who propounded that the islands were remnants of Atlantis.
"An expedition that was supposed to take place in 1939, under the direction of Otto Huth, an Ahnenerbe researcher specializing in ancient spiritual Aryan beliefs, was postponed indefinitely because of World War II," said Prof Gracia.
After that it was left to Santa Olalla to inform the Germans of research carried out by Spanish teams.
"He made several visits to Germany, had his papers published by the Ahnenerbe and toured Nazi Germany giving lecture tours," said Prof Gracia, who added that there was no evidence that he had participated in anything more sinister.
The collaboration came to an abrupt end with the fall of Nazi Germany. Several leading scholars from the Ahnenerbe were sentenced to death in the Nuremberg trials for their part in the Holocaust.
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Thanks Blam. Hitler also had a group of philosophers from Tibet, and had the SS plant the swastika flag on a mountain in the Caucasus that was supposed to be sacred to the Aryans. He liked to cover all the bases, and as he said, "we don't have to be coherent." ;')
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> Franco ‘collaborated with Nazis’ to prove Canary Islands were home to Aryan race
I can’t say I’m surprised. Franco was a nasty piece of work.
I'm not sure the professor's "beliefs" should be quoted as though they are fact. Franco defeated the Left (communists and socialists) in the Spanish Civil War. He got help from the Nazis, who also hated the Left.
Whatever this business in the Canary Islands was about, I think the only thing that would motivate Franco to go along with it was that Germany was providing something which helped Franco to strengthen his regime or to help Spain economically or defensively. Franco was not a Nazi. He was just a Spanish dictator.
***I cant say Im surprised. Franco was a nasty piece of work.***
But he absolutely refused to allow the nazis to place artillery in Spain that could have bombarded Gibraltar.
I also understood he saved the lives of thousands of Jews - sheltering or giving visas to them, or giving them sanctuary? (sorry I don’t remember the details, but he quietly saved many) - so credit where credit is due.
***I cant say Im surprised. Franco was a nasty piece of work.***
He also refused to be goaded by Hitler and Mussolini into joining the Axis powers in the war.
“Sinai Heritage Director Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin argued that the Axis powers were not entirely responsible for the deaths of the six million Jews during the World War II.
“Japan did not have a policy of genocide against the Jews,” said Rudomin. “When they took over Shanghai - a city where many Jewish refugees fled to - the Japanese continued to allow free passage to the city.”
“Also, Spain under Franco helped save more Jews than any other county during the war,” he added. “Anyone who could make it to Spain or one of its embassies survived. This is a fact.”
***Is it true that Fransisco Franco saved Jews during world war 2 in Spain? ***
It could also be pointed out that the Japanese diplomat to Germany saved thousands of Jews by issuing them visas. And when the visa forms ran out he handwrote them on plain paper. He was also a Christian.
There is much more to admire about Franco than not.Had Franco not defeated the Communists,history might be much different - & not to our liking. Franco was a Spaniard first & foremost.Like it or not Spain owes it’s stability to Franco.
Franco was a hero.
My great grandfather was a Las Canarias. He went from Oviedo, Spain to the Canary Islands and then to St. Bernard parish. I don’t have to spend $100 on a DNA test to prove it.
BUT- if that makes me a descendant of Atlantis....WHOA, the place is GONE!!! What kind of FEMA check do WE get?? LOL
Actually, the irony of the descendants of Atlantis ending up going under water again in Katrina is spooky.
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