Sunday, May 9

Hilda Krüger, the spy that the Nazis sent to Mexico for support to invade the Soviet Union (and who dazzled the country’s elites)


  • Boris Miranda (@ivanbor)
  • BBC World News

German with ministers

Image source, Juan Alberto Cedillo Archive

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The German woman managed to connect with Mexican political elites.

He tried without much success to be a Hollywood star, but at the same time he managed to dazzle high-ranking Mexican politicians.

Hilda Krüger was not only an actress, she was also a spy who collaborated with the Nazis in Mexico, supported by none other than Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s minister for Public Illustration and Propaganda.

His goal was no less: to help Germany have access to abundant Mexican oil and other resources for its plan to invade the Soviet Union.

“She was mediocre in acting, but she was very skilled at conquering the upper class of that time,” says Juan Alberto Cedillo, historian and author of the book “Life and work of a Nazi spy in Mexico.”


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