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At a time whilst intelligence successes and screw ups are on the heart of public dialogue, this booklet offers an exceptional within examine how intelligence firms functionality in the course of warfare and peacetime. because the direct results of the 1998 Nazi struggle Crimes Disclosure Act, the amount attracts upon many files declassified below this legislation to bare what U.S. intelligence companies realized approximately Nazi crimes in the course of international battle II and concerning the nature of Nazi intelligence organisations' position within the Holocaust. It examines how a few U.S. organisations discovered how one can make the most of Nazi Germany's expropriation of the valuables of German Jews. The paintings additionally finds startling new information at the chilly conflict connections among the U.S. executive and Hitler's former officials.

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The OSS was able to assemble hard-to-find information on German camp prisoners for strategic projects, as its detailed work on slave laborers in Germany shows. The OSS does not seem to have taken much detailed interest in German camps as they concerned the extermination of Jews. The “Wanda” report mentioned above was not sought by OSS officials—it fell into the OSS’ lap. Information assembled on Auschwitz, such as it was, was gathered by British interrogators, not American ones. The OSS seems to have undertaken no general study concerning the German extermination of its Jewish prisoners.

From that point on, Heydrich operated not only as Himmler’s key subordinate on Jewish matters, but also as an independent authority in the Protectorate. 25 Heydrich was well versed in what was expected, and he was in control of operations in at least one key region. The various despatches from Montt in Prague to the Foreign Ministry in Santiago, Chile, were misread in one respect—Montt’s name was frequently garbled. Although at least one of Montt’s despatches has his name typed at the bottom,26 most have only a signature—really a barely legible scrawl.

86 The June 1944 List should be seen in this context. It contained the peculiar comment that reliable information is hard to obtain. In the German Press individual camps have never been mentioned by name . . The reports of even inmates of the camps need interpretation. S. ” These other types, though, included not extermination camps but work camps (Arbeitslager) and prison camps (Straflager). Theresienstadt was the only camp out of 144 on the PWE list where the notation “for Jews” was included.

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