The reverberations of the Nazi rhetoric on Europe also reached Portugal and its dictator António de Oliveira Salazar. Drawing on two important primary sources, this chapter analyzes the Portuguese reception of the Nazis’ New Order project. The first of these sources is a report sent by the Portuguese minister in Berlin, along with Salazar’s comments on it. This is the only extant document in which Salazar refers directly and exclusively to this issue, and it demonstrates his interest in Hitler’s plans for the continent. The chapter also brings to light new documents from the German Foreign Ministry, which show that the ministry and the Sicherheitdienst were aware of this exchange between Berlin and Lisbon.
|Title of host publication||A New Nationalist Europe Under Hitler|
|Subtitle of host publication||Concepts of Europe and Transnational Networks in the National Socialist Sphere of Influence, 1933–1945|
|Editors||Johannes Dafinger, Dieter Pohl|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||"Das völkische Europa". , Klagenfurt, 4.-6. Juli 2013, Klagenfurt: Europakonzepte und transnationale Netzwerke im nationalsozialistischen Einflussbereich (1933-1945) - Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria|
Duration: 4 Jul 2013 → 6 Jul 2013
|Name||Studies in Second World War History|
|Conference||"Das völkische Europa". , Klagenfurt, 4.-6. Juli 2013, Klagenfurt|
|Period||4/07/13 → 6/07/13|
Ninhos, C. S. (2018). Portugal, Salazar and the Nazi "New Order" in Europe. In J. Dafinger, & D. Pohl (Eds.), A New Nationalist Europe Under Hitler: Concepts of Europe and Transnational Networks in the National Socialist Sphere of Influence, 1933–1945 (pp. 112-132). (Studies in Second World War History). New York: Routledge.