Archive: 10/16/2012
Daily Israel Report
More

Zion's Corner Blogs

13:17
Reported

News Brief

  10/16/2012, Tishrei 30, 5773

Fidel Castro Hired Nazi SS to Train Army, Intel Documents Reveal


Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro recruited two former Nazi SS soldiers to help train his military at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, according to declassified documents released by Germany's secret intelligence agency, the BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst). The documents, dated October 26, 1962, revealed that Castro invited four SS officers to Havana, where he offered them quadruple the average salary a German made at that time in exchange for their expertise.