- The OMEGA File
- GERMAN SUBMARINES IN THE
- The newspaper "France Soir" had the
following account: "Almost 1-1/2 years AFTER cessation of hostilities
in Europe, the Islandic [Icelandic?] Whaler, 'Juliana' was stopped by a
large German U-boat. The Juliana was in the ANTARCTIC region around Malvinas
[now Falkland] Islands when a German submarine surfaced and raised the
German official naval Flag of Mourning -- red with a black edge.
- The submarine commander sent out a boarding party,
which approached the Juliana in a rubber dinghy, and having boarded the
whaler demanded of Capt. Hekla part of his fresh food stocks. The request
was made in the definite tone of an order to which resistance would have
been unwise. The German officer spoke a correct English and paid for his
provisions in U.S. dollars, giving the Captain a bonus of $10 for each
member of the Juliana crew. Whilst the food stuffs were being transferred
to the submarine, the submarine commander informed Capt. Hekla of the exact
location of a large school of whales. Later the Juliana found the school
of whales where designated."
- The French "Agence France Press" on
25 September 1946, said: "The continuous rumors about German U-boat
activity in the region of Tierra del Fuego [Feuerland, in German], between
the southernmost tip OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CONTINENT OF ANTARCTICA are
based on true happenings."
- There have been stories and books written about
Germans counterfeiting U.S. currency and otherwise obtaining American money
printing plates, which may account for the German use of American money.
- The Guinness Book of World Records says that
the "greatest unsolved robbery" was the disappearance of the
entire German treasury at the end of the war.