The Nazis Next Door

The Nazis Next Door

How America Became A Safe Haven for Hitler's Men

Book - 2014
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"The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed to sneak in and who eventually were exposed by Nazi hunters. But the truth is much worse, and has been covered up for decades: the CIA and FBI brought thousands of perpetrators to America as possible assets against their new Cold War enemies. When the Justice Department finally investigated and learned the truth, the results were classified and buried. Using the dramatic story of one former perpetrator who settled in New Jersey, conned the CIA into hiring him, and begged for the agency's support when his wartime identity emerged, Eric Lichtblau tells the full, shocking story of how America became a refuge for hundreds of postwar Nazis"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2014
ISBN: 9780547669199
0547669194
9780544577886
Characteristics: xvii, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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NGYSOBKNRIWFHBLMSH
Aug 17, 2017

moral of this one: don't fraternize with the enemy. and they didn't 'slip in' to this country: they (at least the top ones) were recruited, by none other than Allen Dulles, whose name graces an airport back east. "the charges of Nazi collaboration against trifa went nowhere, and the fbi soon closed its case against him. 8 years later, trifa was able to return the favor to hoover, when rumors surfaced that president Lyndon b. johnson might sack the fbi director. bishop trifa, his staunch anti-communist ally, was alarmed. 'the American people,' the onetime Nazi collaborator wrote in a letter to lbj, 'need men like j. edgar hoover.'"

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rpavlacic
Nov 19, 2015

Echoes of today, when criminal elements slipped through amongst legitimate refugees. A truly disturbing book.

shakerstan Jun 01, 2015

Fascinating, disturbing, troubling story well researched, well written, and provocatively told.

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Jan 31, 2015

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