A BRITISH author has written a novel centred on the Nazis who fled to Spain in the wake of the Second World War.
Scottish writer Neil Forsyth spent a year researching the background of his book San Carlos and spent a month in the Malaga area visiting relevant sites.
“Although my novel is set in Ibiza, and some Nazis undoubtedly settled in the Balearics, it was certainly the south coast of Spain that saw the majority of them take refuge”, Forsyth told the Olive Press.
He explained how in particular he visited various areas around Malaga and Fuengirola.
“The old buildings in the Barranco Blanco area in the Guadalhorce Valley, that many think were part of an extensive Nazi compound, were pretty spooky,” he added.
Forsyth’s novel suggests an ageing Nazi could still be alive on the island of Ibiza and the journalist full believes other former Nazis could still be sheltering in Spain.
“In writing the book I spoke to Jose Irujo of El Pais who has done considerable research on the topic and he believes there are a few left, most likely somewhere on the south coast”, he said.
“If they’d evaded detection for this long, then you imagine they’ll never be found now”.
Next issue Neil Forsyth writes an exclusive first person account of his trip to the area on the Hunt of the Nazis.
The novel San Carlos is available online.
For more information visit www.neilforsyth.com