Salvador Borrego Escalante
|Born||Salvador Borrego Escalante|
24 April 1915
Mexico City, Mexico
|Died||8 January 2018 (aged 102)|
Mexico City, Mexico
He has written several books, including Derrota Mundial ("Worldwide Defeat"), published on 1953, in which he claims that the defeat of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany was a defeat for the entire world because the Nazis were fighting against what they believed to be an international Jewish evil, and their plan to take over the global economy. In América Peligra ("The Americas in Danger"), published in 1964, he focuses the story on what he asserts is an international Jewish conspiracy to provide what he claims to be the true account of the unfolding of historical events in Mexico and Latin America.
In 1996 Catalan police closed a bookstore managed by Spanish neo-Nazi Pedro Varela, and confiscated a host of Nazi books and publications, including those of Salvador Borrego. Varela was arrested, but the bookstore opened again several months later. Borrego turned 100 in April 2015.
A special issue of CEDADE's bulletin included contributions by Léon Degrelle, Wilfred von Oven (Goebbels' assistant in the Ministry of Propaganda), Salvador Borrego (Mexican neo-Nazi propagandist and writer), Florentin Rost van Tonningen (wife of Dutch Nazi leader Meinoud van Tonningen), Thies Christophersen (German Nazi propagandist sheltered in Denmark)... In addition, CEDADE produced a "Wagnerian Travel Guide" and a reprint of Degrelle's book, Fascinating Hitler.
...Henry Ford's The International Jew, Hidden Origins of the Second World War by the Mexican Nazi sympathizer Salvador Borrego...
Some historians consider historical revisionism as a strongly politically-determined pseudohistory. While some of them are highly-regarded historians trying to decipher past events to shed light on new discoveries, others pretend to influence their readers and manipulate them in a political way. In Mexico, the historian Salvador Borrego is considered as a revisionist. The dangers of this way of researching the past are evident through the example of a radical version of it: the denial of the Holocaust, by a group that claimed to be historical revisionists that arose after the Second World War. They disputed, with little or no evidence, widely accepted facts about the Holocaust inventing hypotheses such as the fact that no Jews were gassed or that the Holocaust was a Zionist conspiracy
In December 1996, the Catalonian autonomous police closed the Europa bookstore managed by Pedro Varela. Numerous Nazi books and publications denying the Holocaust were confiscated, along with videotapes, pamphlets, and other materials in Spanish, English, and German. Page proofs of new publications yet to go to press were also confiscated, demonstrating the Europa was one of the largest producers of antisemitic material in Europe. Indeed, Librería Europa's 1996 catalogue listed several publications about the composer Richard Wagner, Nordic and Scandinavian mythology, Nazi art, the Luftwaffe and Waffen SS, works by Julius Evola, and various Holocaust denial publications by Erik Norling, Carlos Caballero, and Salvador Borrego. Varela was arrested, and place on provisional liberty awaiting the trial. Thus, with the new law, it is possible to curb the activities of racist groups. However, Librería Europa was open again after a few months.
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