Portugal, Salazar and the Nazi "New Order" in Europe

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA New Nationalist Europe Under Hitler
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts of Europe and Transnational Networks in the National Socialist Sphere of Influence, 1933–1945
EditorsJohannes Dafinger, Dieter Pohl
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781138078956
Publication statusPublished - 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 20136 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Second World War History


Conference"Das völkische Europa". , Klagenfurt, 4.-6. Juli 2013, Klagenfurt


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