German WWII Artifacts in DR


One Dominican at a time, please!
May 15, 2003
Santiago de Los 30 Caballeros
Fun fact 2: Germany and Japan and everyone else didn't notice.
Not so fun fact: DR opened border to millions of Jewish refugees, and in classic DR style a fraction of a percent made it in. Of course the Trujillo motivation was something about whitening the population, another classic DR nonsensical mentality, no (good) morality behind it.
The DR had to declare war or call itself a neutral zone, the U.S. would have none of that during a World Wide War...

The Evian Conference and offer by the DR to host Jewish men and women looking to escape Nazi Germany's death camps, is nothing but a slap in the face of so called world leading countries of the time and today.

Whether Trujillo wanted to marry one or whiten the country, leaves no doubt that others saw them as less than human to be saved by any means.

Trujillo was not the DR, just the seating puppet at the time. Millions or a single half deformed person doesn't matter, but someone was saved. Plenty.

The problem of people not taking the offer was a blatant lie at the time, since no country wanted to provide them safe passage on their waters. Those that could, took the offer and had to pay a hefty price and time to navigate waters where they were unwanted. At the time, the DR was not any better than the backwaters Puerto Rico was. People always want greener pastures and be close to other family links, reason why many elected to leave the country after residing enough time for the war to be over and safe passage into other nations opened wide.

As for your didn't notice: Not true.

As soon as the DR became clear on our stand, U-boats started to penetrate DR waters looking for ships to sink that made the route from the U.S. southeastern ports via PR to Europe.

The DR was in effect able to intercept a boat carrying German uniforms, gear and munitions bound to Mexico/SA in our waters. Trujillo soon created a unit that was making use of the intercepted cargo.

A good amount of luger pistols was included on that haul. Reason why you still can find the odd one in some collector hands here. The ammo for them was a good amount and later on Trujillo had the Cristobal Carbine produced in the country (Model 1) make use of the Luger cartridge.


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seldom, but agreed with pichardo here. i even know a collector who is visiting the island frequently since 2 decades, searching for old helmets and uniforms and firearms from then, and he found his share, which has good collector's value todays.
Pichardo, americans, most would not know about a thing of details of that time anyways, would sure never admit that the DR did something Good and without opening hands for a pay, where on the same theme they themselves failed, aside of the "trades" to help the british including sending troops then towards the end of the darn human denying 1000 years Reich.
but i guess we are far off the topic of poorest dominican's eating behaviors now, AE warned us and we should comply with her orders.
maybe all different opinions been stated and the topic should be closed, so future interested readers can read thru the given "infos".
as for who was who during the times of WWII, open a new topic in the clown bin to explain the american involvement with the real reasons why stuff been shipped over the wide atlantic.
thanks god to the facts that french and brits and russians and specifically Belgiums (damn for ever the Swiss for beeing ""neutral"") really acrified themselves to finally stop the fukcing German ventures.



Staff member
Jan 9, 2009
Playa Najayo & South Jersey
I moved these posts to their own thread, because they were off topic in the "poor" thread, but too interesting to delete.

Warning: this is only about German artifacts in DR detailed in Pichardo's post.

Anything else will be deleted.