U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 4, 2005 - History - 495 pages
At a time when intelligence successes and failures are at the center of public discussion, this book provides an unprecedented inside look at how intelligence agencies function during war and peacetime. As the direct result of the 1998 Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act, the volume draws upon many documents declassified under this law to reveal what U.S. intelligence agencies learned about Nazi crimes during World War II and about the nature of Nazi intelligence agencies' role in the Holocaust. It examines how some U.S. corporations found ways to profit from Nazi Germany's expropriation of the property of German Jews. The work also reveals startling new details on the Cold War connections between the U.S. government and Hitler's former officers.

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U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis Th is book is a direct result of the 1998 Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act. Drawing on many documents declassifi ed under this law, the authors demonstrate what U.S ... Read full review


1 OSS Knowledge of the Holocaust
2 Other Responses to the Holocaust
3 Case Studies of Genocide
The Abwehr and SD Foreign Intelligence
5 Follow the Money
6 The Gestapo
Chase National Bank and the Rückwanderer Mark Scheme 19361941
Murder and Espionage
13 The CIA and Eichmanns Associates
14 Reinhard Gehlen and the United States
The Official Search for Notorious Nazis
Western Communications Intelligence Systems and the Holocaust
Terms and Acronyms
Selected Bibliography
Record Groups Cited

What the FBI Knew
Wilhelm Höttl and Allied Intelligence
Allied Intelligence Soviet Spies Nazi Criminals
12 Coddling a Nazi Turncoat

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Richard Breitman, Professor of History at American University, is the author or co-author of seven books and more than forty articles. One of his books, The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution, won the Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History, and another, Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew, was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in Holocaust Studies. Breitman serves as editor of the scholarly journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Norman J. W. Goda is an Associate Professor of History at Ohio University. He is the author of Tomorrow the World: Hitler, Northwest Africa and the Path to America and numerous scholarly articles. He is currently completing a book entitled: Tales from Spandau: Cold War Diplomacy and the Nuremberg War Criminals.

An Associate Professor at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, Timothy Naftali directs the Presidential Recordings Program and the Kremlin Decision-making Project. Co-author of One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy, 1958-1964, he is currently completing Khrushchev's Cold War and Blindspot: The Secret History of US Counterterrorism. Naftali was most recently a consultant to the 9/11 Commission.

Robert Wolfe was the senior research specialist for more than thirty years for the National Archives' massive captured German and World War II war crimes trial records, as well as for the records of the postwar occupation of Germany and Austria. His publications include Americans as Proconsuls: US Military Government in Germany and Japan, 1944-52 and Captured German and Related Records.

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