A few points here:A disturbing aspect of Ireland's history has been uncovered by research finding that leading Nazis were sheltered and welcomed by the Irish establishment after the war.
A rogues' gallery that included fascists, Nazi collaborators and war criminals came to Ireland, including some who flourished and became respected members of the community...
Cathal O'Shannon, an Irish RAF veteran who feels that anti-British sentiment in Ireland led to Nazis receiving a warmer welcome than he did when he came home after the war.
Fourteen years after he had rescued Mussolini from a hilltop fortress in 1943, Skorzeny arrived at a reception in his honour held at Portmarnock Country Club.
The cream of Dublin society attended the event, including a young politician, Charles Haughey, who was later to become Ireland's most controversial Prime Minister.
Skorzeny made his name by raiding an Italian castle where Mussolini was held captive. Descending on the fortress in gliders, Skorzeny's men succeeded in freeing the dictator.
A year later, Skorzeny was involved in rounding up and torturing members of the German resistance after their failed attempt on Hitler's life.
Albert Folens, who died in 2003 at 86 after founding Ireland's leading academic text-book publisher, was involved in the Gestapo and Waffen SS.
The so-called 'Butcher of the Balkans', Andrija Artukovic, was another who sought and found sanctuary in Ireland with the help of a Franciscan order.
Artukovic served as interior minister in the Nazi puppet regime in Croatia. opening concentration camps and being involved in the genocide of up to one million innocent people.
Pieter Menten, a Dutch Nazi war criminal, moved to a Co Waterford
Helmut Clissmann was a World War II German spy involved in failed missions with the IRA. He later became a successful Dublin businessman
There were thousands of ex-Nazi operatives scurrying around Europe and indeed the world in the aftermath of the war. Statistically how many were likely to end up in Southern Ireland? So few as it turned out that they could all they got through in one documentary.
Skorzeny was a pure military operative. He was tried by a US military tribunal in Dachau in 1947: no conviction.
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