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  2. Otto Skorzeny - Wikipedia

    Otto Johann Anton Skorzeny (12 June 1908 – 5 July 1975) was an Austrian-born German SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. During the war, he was involved in a number of operations, including the removal from power of Hungarian Regent Miklós Horthy and the Gran Sasso raid which rescued Benito ...

  3. Otto Skorzeny | Commando, Operation Oak & Mussolini

    Otto Skorzeny, (born 1908, Vienna—died July 5, 1975, Madrid), Nazi SS officer, who gained fame in 1943 for his daring rescue of Benito Mussolini from confinement at Campo Imperatore in the Abruzzi mountains where he had been imprisoned by Marshal Pietro Badoglio.

  4. On July 5, 1975, Otto Skorzeny died at the age of 67 from lung cancer. He had two funerals, one in Madrid, and the other at his family plot in Vienna. At both, he received a full Nazi send-off with Nazi veterans giving him the Nazi salute and singing some of Hitler’s favorite songs.

  5. How did Hitler's scar-faced henchman become an Irish farmer?

    Adolf Hitler shakes hands with his top commando, Otto Skorzeny In Irish press reports at the time Skorzeny was portrayed as a glamorous cloak and dagger figure, as Dublin-based journalist Kim...

  6. Otto Skorzeny - Jewish Virtual Library

    Otto Skorzeny was a legendary Waffen SS commander of World War II. Skorzeny was born in Vienna, Austria, on June 12, 1908. An engineering student, he fought 15 ritual sabre duels as a young man. In one of these he received a cut to the face that left him with a permanent scar.

  7. Operation Greif: German Commandos Sow Chaos Dressed in US ...

    Adolf Hitler's secret mission to Otto Skorzeny during the Ardennes Counteroffensive would rely on deception, employing English-speaking troops in US Army uniforms and equipment. June 30, 2023 Photo: Otto Skorzeny. (1945, February). In Wikipedia.

  8. How a famous former Nazi officer became a hitman for Israel

    Otto Skorzeny was one of the most outstanding military men of the 20th century. His specialty was daring, guerrilla-style, commando raids. He was an unrepentant Nazi, a senior SS officer, who remained involved in right-wing causes his whole life. And now it’s emerged that he was also an agent and hitman for Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service.

  9. World War II - Lieutenant Colonel Otto Skorzeny - ThoughtCo

    Cite this Article. Otto Skorzeny was a noted German commando leader during World War II. Otto Skorzeny conducted the rescue of Benito Mussolini in 1943 and later played a key role in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Otto Skorzeny worked with ODESSA and as a security consultant.

  10. History of ‘Scarface’, a Nazi high command in Franco's Spain

    in Diplomacy with a story, Frontpage, Portada, Subscribers. Otto Skorzeny and Adolf Hitler. Eduardo González. Otto Skorzeny arrived in Spain in 1951, exactly 70 years ago, protected by Francisco Franco's regime. A former SS high command and head of the command that rescued Benito Mus...

  11. Otto Skorzeny, Nazi Commando, Dead; Rescued Mussolini From ...

    Otto Skorzeny, the hulking, scar‐faced Nazi Elite Guard colonel who bedeviled the Allies in World War II with a daring rescue of Mussolini, with confusing subterfuges and with a false ...