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  Tishrei 30, 5773 , 16/10/12

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.
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