"WASHINGTON — A secret history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad."
Paperclip Paperweights Aplenty
"The Justice Department has resisted making the report public since 2006." You bet it has!
"In chronicling the cases of Nazis who were aided by American intelligence officials, the report cites help that C.I.A. officials provided in 1954 to Otto Von Bolschwing, an associate of Adolf Eichmann who had helped develop the initial plans “to purge Germany of the Jews” and who later worked for the C.I.A. in the United States. In a chain of memos, C.I.A. officials debated what to do if Von Bolschwing were confronted about his past — whether to deny any Nazi affiliation or “explain it away on the basis of extenuating circumstances,” the report said. "
SADS Victim Von Bolschwing
"The Justice Department, after learning of Von Bolschwing’s Nazi ties, sought to deport him in 1981. He died that year at age 72." Thereby conveniently avoiding all that negative publicity that might have arisen around the deportation proceedings.
Fry Me To the Moon Again (casually like, just in passing)
"The report also examines the case of Arthur L. Rudolph, a Nazi scientist who ran the Mittelwerk munitions factory. He was brought to the United States in 1945 for his rocket-making expertise under Operation Paperclip, an American program that recruited scientists who had worked in Nazi Germany. (Rudolph has been honored by NAZA and is credited as the father of the Saturn V rocket.)"
Until this exclusive report, nobody knew of the silly conspiracy theory about NAZI/OSS/CIA ties.
"The Justice Department itself sometimes concealed what American officials knew about Nazis in this country, the report found."
That's justice in the land of the free (to work all hours or starve)!
And now for a musical interlude. More fragments of the full story here at Loon Grand Central, the New York Times.