American intelligence officials have created in the U.S. a “safe haven” for the Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, according to a secret report of the Government.
The 400-page report, which the Justice Department has tried to keep it secret for four years, presents new evidence about 24 known cases of the Nazis in the last 30 years.
The document are presented the conflicts, sometimes hidden, with other states over the war criminals in the country and abroad, but also about the successes and failures of a lawyers team, historians and investigators of the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), created in 1979 for the deportation of the Nazis from Department of Justice.
Dr. Josef Mengele, nicknamed the “Angel of Death from Auschwitz”, is one of characters appearing in the report. The Department of Justice has retained a part of his scalp.
In the report appear details regarding the murder of a Wafen SS soldier, at New Jersey, by a committee of vigilance, but also erroneous identification by the Government of a concentration camp guard at Treblinka known as Ivan the Terrible.
The most “impermissible disclosures” are the analysis of recruitment of Nazis immigrants by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The using of the Nazis by the CIA, to postwar operations, was also been reported earlier by experts and government reports. This report shows, however, “the U.S. complicity and deceit in such operations.”
Speaking of “government collaboration with the persecutors,” the report states that OSI investigators have noticed that some of the Nazis were “knowingly provided the entrance” in the U.S., although officials knew who they are. “USA, the one that boasts that it is a safe haven for the persecuted, became, somehow, a safe haven for persecuted”, says the report.
The number of Nazis who arrived in the U.S. was “certainly” more than 10,000, a number often cited by government officials.
Among those who arrived in the United States include Otto Von Bolschwing, a former associate of Adolph Eichmann, who worked for the CIA in the U.S. or Nazi scientist Arthur L. Rudolph, who led the Mittelwerk ammunition factory and who was working for NASA.
The Justice Department refused to make public the report in 2006, but last month after threatening to a trial, offered a censored version of a private research group. New York Times says that they have the full version.