Latin America’s Very Own Protocols of the Elders of Zion

The capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina fueled antisemitic fears of the Andinia Plan, a supposed Jewish plot to create a homeland in Latin America.

Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Poincenot loom over Los Glaciares National Park near El Chaltén, Argentina. This town in the southwest of the country is not far from the Chilean border, on land that the Andinia Plan warns will someday comprise a Jewish state. (VWPics / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

In his memoirs, Jacobo Timerman recalled his detention by the Argentine military junta with a touch of gallows humor. Interrogators, wrote Timerman, were so obsessed with extracting his confession to a bunch of outlandish conspiracy theories that the left-leaning journalist had to hold back his laughter. When the torture began, though, it didn’t seem so […]

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