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U.S. knowingly granted entry to Nazis after WWII: report

New details surface concerning postwar Nazi hunt


 

In 1979, a team of lawyers, historians and investigators at the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations were tasked with deporting Nazis from the United States. Today, a 600-page report detailing their activities is under scrutiny—despite the government’s efforts to keep it secret. The most jarring revelation is that American intelligence officials appeared to create a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II. While previous reports have acknowledged the C.I.A.’s use of Nazis to collect postwar intelligence, this new document says “the government’s collaboration with persecutors” went so far as knowingly granting entry to former Nazis. The report also details new evidence about more than two dozen of the most notorious Nazi cases over the last three decades.

New York Times


 
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U.S. knowingly granted entry to Nazis after WWII: report

  1. This isn't news. The program to bring Nazi scientists, and others with skills the US wanted, has been reported for years.

    Ever hear of Werner von Braun? He was the tip of a huge iceberg of Nazi scientists, intelligence officials, and others deemed useful to the US at the end of WWII. Toward the end of his life, von Braun's efforts on behalf of the Nazi missile program and his use of slave labor finally came forward after decades of secrecy.

    What's next from the NYT…the discovery of North America?

  2. This isn't news. The program to bring Nazi scientists, and others with skills the US wanted, has been reported for years.

    Ever hear of Werner von Braun? He was the tip of a huge iceberg of Nazi scientists, intelligence officials, and others deemed useful to the US at the end of WWII. Toward the end of his life, von Braun's efforts on behalf of the Nazi missile program and his use of slave labor finally came forward after decades of secrecy.

    What's next from the NYT…the discovery of North America?

    • The issue itself is not new news – it is the scope.

  3. The issue itself is not new news – it is the scope.

  4. That war was more than 60 years ago. Get over it already. There a present and real issues to deal with here and now.

  5. That war was more than 60 years ago. Get over it already. There a present and real issues to deal with here and now.

    • but the lessons we learn from that war carry over to today

  6. but the lessons we learn from that war carry over to today

  7. …and good men died so the political 'elite' can do as they damn well feel. Only an idiot would put on a uniform in so-called defense of their country today.

  8. …and good men died so the political 'elite' can do as they damn well feel. Only an idiot would put on a uniform in so-called defense of their country today.

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