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Old December 29th, 2017, 08:51 PM   #1
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Question Question: Karl Haushofer, Adolf Hitler and Portugal. Any connection?


A few days ago, I went to lunch with some friends of mine and there was this guy which I barely knew who is an officer of the Portuguese Navy and also a professor of History and told me that he had heard of such "fascination" of certain Nazi politicians (more specifically Adolf Hitler and Karl Haushofer) by Portugal and its territory including the overseas territory of the time.

I did not quite understand what he meant by that, but it gave me the feeling that he was talking about the geopolitical potential that Portugal had (with overseas territory) and the Portuguese population / culture itself. I also know that Hitler, if it wasn't the Soviet onslaught on the East, had pretensions to invade the Iberian Peninsula. After a long search on the internet, few were the results with success on this subject.

In this way, and because the results of this "research" may be important for my master's thesis, I would like to know if anyone could help me, and so I ask you the following questions: Adolf Hitler was ever in Portugal, whether it was an official visit or an unofficial visit? Was there, in fact, any "fascination" for Portugal from Nazi Germany?

I did not want to be 'stuck' in the field of Karl Haushofer's geopolitical theory. I wanted to know why this "dream" the Nazis had about Portugal.

I thank you in advance for your good cooperation guys.

Cheers from Portugal!

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