America Secretly Recruited Thousands Of Nazis As Cold War "Assets"

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Winston Churchill once said that "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." By 'everything else' apparently he also meant hiring thousands of Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, according to the NYT, "as recently as the 1990s, concealing the government’s ties to some still living in America."

Because remember when merely associating with Nazi war criminals was enough to get you thrown out of polite society in perpetuity and likely thrown in a US prison, or worse? Well, when the one doing the association is that creature of utmost "fluidity" when it comes to matters of morality, the US government, apparently preaching moral superiority while invading and targeting for extermination world "dictators" whose only crime is being "evil" according to the US government's pristine moral compass, then everything is forgiven. But before the truth is revealed there will be years of denying, misrepresenting the facts, and outright lying.

So here, according to the NYT, are the facts about Uncle Sam's employment of Nazis for decades. "At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, law enforcement and intelligence leaders like J. Edgar Hoover at the F.B.I. and Allen Dulles at the C.I.A. aggressively recruited onetime Nazis of all ranks as secret, anti-Soviet “assets,” declassified records show."

And while Germans justified their actions during World War II by merely following orders, how did the US seek to validate its grotesque actions? Here is the NYT with the winning phrase of the day, if not year:

They believed the ex-Nazis’ intelligence value against the Russians outweighed what one official called “moral lapses” in their service to the Third Reich.

And there it is: moral lapses. When the market crashes, and the US economy's long-deferred collapse is now a fact, prepare to hear much more about the so-called moral lapses of bankers, Federal Reserve officials, and tenured economist during the upcoming public tribunals.

But back to America's double standard in purshing vs retaining Nazi criminals:

The agency hired one former SS officer as a spy in the 1950s, for instance, even after concluding he was probably guilty of “minor war crimes.”


And in 1994, a lawyer with the C.I.A. pressured prosecutors to drop an investigation into an ex-spy outside Boston implicated in the Nazis’ massacre of tens of thousands of Jews in Lithuania, according to a government official.


Evidence of the government’s links to Nazi spies began emerging publicly in the 1970s. But thousands of records from declassified files, Freedom of Information Act requests and other sources, together with interviews with scores of current and former government officials, show that the government’s recruitment of Nazis ran far deeper than previously known and that officials sought to conceal those ties for at least a half-century after the war.


In 1980, F.B.I. officials refused to tell even the Justice Department’s own Nazi hunters what they knew about 16 suspected Nazis living in the United States.

And here's why the US did everything in its power to keep the awful truth hidden: "Some spies for the United States had worked at the highest levels for the Nazis."

SS officer, Otto von Bolschwing, was a mentor and top aide to Adolf
Eichmann, architect of the “Final Solution,” and wrote policy papers on
how to terrorize Jews.


Yet after the war, the C.I.A. not only hired him as a spy in Europe, but relocated him and his family to New York City in 1954, records show. The move was seen as a “a reward for his loyal postwar service and in view of the innocuousness of his [Nazi] party activities,” the agency wrote.

Anyone reading this with nothing but disgust would be delighted to know that Bolschwing's own son was stunned by the two-faced nature of the US government:

His son, Gus von Bolschwing, who learned many years later of his father’s ties to the Nazis, sees the relationship between the spy agency and his father as one of mutual convenience forged by the Cold War.


“They used him, and he used them,” Gus von Bolschwing, now 75, said in an interview. “It shouldn’t have happened. He never should have been admitted to the United States. It wasn’t consistent with our values as a country.”

It went so far that America would do everything in its power to hide its pathological moral failure from even its closest of allies, the Israeli:

Agency officials were worried as well that Mr. von Bolschwing might be named as Eichmann’s “collaborator and fellow conspirator and that the resulting publicity may prove embarrassing to the U.S.” a C.I.A. official wrote.


After two agents met with Mr. von Bolschwing in 1961, the agency assured him it would not disclose his ties to Eichmann, records show. He lived freely for another 20 years before prosecutors discovered his wartime role and prosecuted him. He agreed to give up his citizenship in 1981, dying months later.

The shocking bottom line:

In all, the American military, the C.I.A., the F.B.I. and other agencies used at least 1,000 ex-Nazis and collaborators as spies and informants after the war, according to Richard Breitman, a Holocaust scholar at American University who was on a government-appointed team that declassified war-crime records.


The full tally of Nazis-turned-spies is probably much higher, said Norman Goda, a University of Florida historian on the declassification team, but many records remain classified even today, making a complete count impossible.

One can only speculate: by now most are either dead or "suicided" just like the Deutsche Bankers: "None of the spies are known to be alive today."

And while none of this comes as a surprise, especially in the aftermath of the Snowden revelations, one wonders if the world have to wait another 50 or so years before it is declassified that the CIA has been the primary and instigator of every current conflict around the globe, from the Ukraine civil war to ISIS?

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kaiserhoff's picture

Now that's a news flash.  Only 65 years old?

What's going on in the Harding administration?

TeamDepends's picture

The Bush's name in the old country was "Scherff". Thought you'd like to know.

Latina Lover's picture

America secretly recruited thousands of Nazi's as cold war assets:

Now they control the USSA government.

SoberOne's picture

Is that why Marty had to go 88 mph at the lone pine mall?

Kitler's picture

Blah blah blah Nazi this  Blah blah blah Nazi that

Always the cheap laugh at the expense of the Nazis

chumbawamba's picture

To the skeptics: another conspiracy theory debunked.

So the question is: why did they want us to know this now?

I am Chumbawamba.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Operation Paperclip mission accomplished. The answers as to why the Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC is a Totalitarian Authoritarian Fascist Militarized State.

All done by Design, all done by Agenda.

NoDebt's picture

In other news, they also helped us build the atomic bomb and get to the moon.  Well, they were Germans, anyway, maybe not Nazis.  But still, they were our enemy at the time, and we used their brains to help our ends.  Shhhhh.  Don't tell anyone.

Everyone put on their shocked face and wave to the camera.

Rememberweimar's picture

Thank God for National Socialism, otherwise the chosenites would have us ALL in prison labor death camps...

Comte de Saint Germain's picture

Utter bullshit this article as well.

Nothing new to report rather than reaffirming that the ongoing PSYOPs against the ignorant masses in the United States are perpetuated.

NYT = government mouthpiece

taxpayer102's picture



Wow, beginning in 1944 the NYT knew and approved of U.S. government recruiting Nazis, pretending now they just found out is BS.

markmotive's picture

Did the Nazis also see themselves as 'freedom fighters'?

Maybe we have more in common than we'd like to think.

Dave Thomas's picture

OUR German rocket scientists are better than YOUR German rocket scientists!

The9thDoctor's picture

I highly recommend "Nazi International" by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell.

His book is on Amazon. He also has lectures, and he has interviews with Project Camelot and The Byte Show all on Youtube.

12ToothAssassin's picture

Once you accept the truth of Project Paperclip, your next NWO homework assignment is Project Gladio. Once again as a beneficiary of this subterfuge, I am simutaneously greatful and ashamed.

The9thDoctor's picture

Another "homework assignment" are the Vatican Ratlines. Let's throw a Jesuit conspiracy in there too.

AldousHuxley's picture



American space program were founded by German scientists (yes Americans sucked in math & science even back then) who were originally working for the Nazis.


American also needed some Nazi experts to learn how to set up prison camps for Japanese Americans.

Rememberweimar's picture

Nazi's were not war criminals. The Jews were then and the Jews are now. Wake up people. The Federal Reserve is Jewish and they're doing to the entire world what they did in Weimar. There's a global transfer of wealth from the non-Jews to the Jews. Jews get all the real wealth, we the people are left holding wheel barrels of useless paper. Same as it ever was. The Nazi's were heroes.

Remember Weimar

Rememberweimar's picture

There is no such thing as "Nazi war criminal", that's all just a bunch of Jewish Hollywood Propaganda...

The Nazi's were, are and always will be war heroes!

Socialism is the solution.

Jews are the parasites that steal everyone's wealth.

The Black Bishop's picture

You are overdoing it a bit, but in essence correct. The "nazis" were representing an alternative financial world and was a danger to world banker hegemony, and therefore the UK and US was aggressively pursuing war with Germany by proxy of Poland at the time.

Rememberweimar's picture

The "trials" were also a hoax. If the real war criminals were put on trial, they would not have been good Christian German National Socialists. They would have put the Chosenite parasites on trial for starving the good German people to death in their own country. Wait and see what they and their Federal Reserve do to the American people. By the time their done you won't even recognize the United States...

The Black Bishop's picture

WW2 as well as WW1 was all about the money anyway. For the US the end has ALWAYS justified the means. Any stooge is a good stooge to be used and thrown away when the results are delivered.

James_Cole's picture

I would've thought everyone on zh was aware that top NASA scientist (architect of the saturn v) von Braun was a nazi.

omniversling's picture

Gladio and Gladio B. Excellent Research:

NeoNazi 'staybehinds' after WW2, NATO, drugs, black budgets funding StarWars, Secret Space Programme and Breakaway Civilization. More here:

?Catherine Austin Fitts - Secret Space Program & The Black Budget? - ?Red Ice Radio -?

Breakaway Civilzation Pt. 1 with Dr. Joseph Farrell - Solari REport


12ToothAssassin's picture

No real private gun ownership in Italy thanks to operatives left behind as part of Project Gladio.

barre-de-rire's picture

no nigers, no jews, no arab, no obama, no bush... hmmmm

in actual world you cannot say it would be nice but mentaly the projection exercise is worth the try.

personnaly after finished wolfenstein new order my thought are twisted, i can't.

aVileRat's picture

Without Dox'ing mcj or others, I guess I get to play before the ZOGS & AlexJones guys stink up the place.

The world as we knew it, as explained by someone.

- if you kill everyone who is your enemy yesterday you will have no friends today and alot of blood debts to pay

- many of the Stazi were military or military intelligence, and their offices & networks were documented in the offices of German intelligence at the end of the war, in Soviet Berlin. Many people were scared shitless their family, right out to two-generations removed were going to be killed and that was leveraged by both sides. This is all public information.

So we had a choice:

1. Kill everyone and take the high ground, but recognize we are not only leaving assets on the ground but the Communists would have bribed/threatened to turn everyone. We learned this lesson the hard way in China post-Boxers and in Italy pre-Silvio.

2. Forgive the small fish, give them freedom and the opportunity to make good, and put them to work at the R&D they left off at.

If we had done 1, then we would have likely given up plenty of tech, tons of contacts in Poland, Germany, Italy and France which would have made blocking the communist infiltration of europe a shit-show (and likely would have led to the easy flip of French to Communism via leverage on deGaul).

If 1, then we would have also been no better off than Stalin, who in the blood lust of the post-war killed a good chunk of the German Krupp/Semens systems engineering corps and mechanical engineering specialists. Which put them about 15 years back on such critical areas as precision engineering and systems engineering (diebolds, circuit timers and other random cool shit, like microwave tech). Don't think Moscow was not trying to spin Thorium or make semtex while we were diddling around at Berkley and Florida Tech.

If we also did 1, then it would have likely led to a funky nash-game where everyone knew the USA was just as thorough at killing everyone, Germans who did not recant to communism, would have had no choice but to take a risk and join the USSR. If the KGB knew we were going full-out kill happy, that would have made mass-communist conversions a nobrainer and would have been a definite consideration for the immigrant masses who were very motivated to GTFO out of bombed out europe before the iron curtain came down. It likely would have led to a migration towards Russia, since thats where all the new factories and "brain power" was going; and all that IQ and wealth would have been confiscated, much like that which was done when the curtain came down. So the USSR would have likely got another 5 years of gold to blow through, and maybe developed a RayVac computer first? Who knows, and who cares.

We went with 2, life rolls on. This information is as old as the Goddard rocket program and is nothing shocking. Hell, Israel buys Iranian crude for fuck sake, and Chinese trade electricity with Indians. In the end ? It's not worth blowing up more people over, unless they really, badly, want to fight on after they lost.

Half the worlds toys are based on war-tech, but you don't see people losing sleep over Tupperware do you ?


Modern application. Do we blow up every Hajii who worked with Waky Gadaffi or Sicko Saddam? No. How about all the nutjobs who were forced at swordpoint to join ISIS, or Iran.

Likely your answers were no.

If your company was found to be operating as an agent of war, and you were implicated as having worked on a project which was vital for the war effort, and you were now considered an enemy (this includes IBM, DOW, Google, .... Paypal?) would you want China or Russia to offer you the shoot first option ?

Again, I'm guessing you chose, no. If you didn't, look carefully at the list of companies above. Now think about that again.

That being said, I like to believe we got all the "bad guys".


suteibu's picture

"That being said, I like to believe we got all the "bad guys".

That's a whole bunch of wishful thinking.  There were no good guys/bad guys from the US POV.  There were people who could benefit the US and those who could not (and who, BTW, served the PR purpose of the Nuremberg Trials). The US did the same thing in Japan.

Besides, all of those industrialists, scientists, and bureaucrats who skated after the war were well known to the US before the war.  Same elite class.  They all went out for steaks and champagne, renewed friendships, etc., after the war.

palmereldritch's picture

It’s all Monsters Inc.

From the City of London bankster planners....caretakers of the Luciferian elite’s global feudalism for the last 2 centuries and their focus on thwarting personal liberty and free enterprise potential by waging endless war, economic ponzi and disease terror under the guise of caring democratic government but instead embedded as an opportunistic and stealthy fifth column of secret society betrayal and enslavement that has spawned ALL the isms of 20th Century social plague....Fascism, Communism, Socialism, Zionism, Nazism, Islamism...

...the greatest trick “the Devil” ever played was not convincing you that he didn’t exist it was convincing you that somehow your innate human nature was organically responsible for all his sociopathic and psychotic machinations

effendi's picture

aVileRat, if I could give you 100 up arrows for what you just wrote I would. It perfectly illustrates that there is no black or white right answer to most of the shit that happened then and to the shit that is happening now.

firstdivision's picture

"Do we blow up every Hajii who worked with Waky Gadaffi or Sicko Saddam? "

Actually we have no problem bombing random poor brown people that like to go to weddings, especially children.

Freddie's picture

I think everyone's idea of Nazism is based on Hollywood's evil Germans steroetype. 

NAzism is really more like corporatism.  I think it was Jon Rappaport who did a great essay on this.  He pointed out that German chemical companies became so advanced that it was viewed as alchemy.  Big American corporations wanted in on the action.  Hitler was owned by the banksters and the elites.  All wars are about money and the theft of resources, drug running or some other theft.

Rockefellers, Rothschilds, et al.  Rappaport does a good job pointing out how Nixon betrayed his bosses the Rockefellars and they used Wa Post/See Eye Aye which controls Wa Post to take out Nixon.

Nazism was really global corporatism, Big oil, IBM and others kept doing business during the war.

Rememberweimar's picture

National Socialism is when freshly printed money does not go to the rich chosenites...

palmereldritch's picture

Excellent background here on how Post-war Nazis fueled the Zionist-Nazi hate engine by shaping the military and intelligence forces of Arab States and Radical Islam aligned against Israel:


Lea's picture

"Nazism was really global corporatism, Big oil, IBM and others kept doing business during the war."

Yeah, right you are. Corporatism and big bucks entirely based on war and mass murder. All in all, more than 35 million victims, mostly civilians.

"Hollywood's evil Germans steroetype", sure.

Sorry, I have to go and puke.

12ToothAssassin's picture

@noDebt - While I generally agree with your assertion, I do question the official Moon Landing story ;)

NoPension's picture

Someone want to argue these dudes were not the smartest bitchez on the planet?
If Hitler had listened to his Generals, the world would most likely be a different place. And a good chunk of our tech that helped win the war was by Germans.

Sam Clemons's picture

When you really step back, it is quite easy to see that the US of A is the most evil country on earth.  Constantly doing the work of dark forces, whether or not you believe in the devil.  Even worse, it does heinous acts in the name of huminatarianism and freedom.


"When fascism come to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

  Sinclair Lewis

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Settle down, skippy. Stalin and Mao still have the US beat by a wide, wide margin.

Terminus C's picture

I think you need to review your numbers.


Fucking youngsters.

Werner Van Braun, and every other tech orientd German national, regardless of Nazi party affiliation was given a green light fast pass to US citizenship to kick start the aerospace race against the Rooskie Terrorists back in the fourties.

NASA wouldn't exist, same with the jet age, much less the chemical and biological warfare portions of the defense industries - without all of the Seig Heilers that got the full blown Mexican retail government assistance program to come live here, and perpetrate The 1000 Year Reich.

Seriously old news here. All you gotta do is look at the Constitution, and compare it to what government can do to you today to know who really won the war.


Jawohl, I know nothing, I know nothing ! 

Oh yeah, almost forgot the Divide and Conquer Program.

Nazis got the government, Jews got the banking system.  

And they lived happily ever after.

See ? Even the worst so called enemies can kiss and make up.  

Rememberweimar's picture

When we the people print our own money and use it for the benefit of the people, that's National Socialism - Nazi for short.
When chosenites print our money, we pay for it and destroy the entire planet in the process...

The9thDoctor's picture

"Nazis got the government, Jews got the banking system. "

You summed up all post-WWII history in one sentence. That is as succinct as it gets.

/no sarc

giovanni_f's picture

Bullshit. The usual "we were so innocent and free but then an evil foe took over"-fantasy.

America has been ruled by Nazis and big money (read: English banks) ever since, believe it or not. American Nazis - if you so will - had the Government before, they admired Germany downright for being more advanced and for having overtaken the Brits completely in just a few decades starting almost from zero (they rereated the performance after the war).

After Roosevelt's war, American Nazis hired German Nazis because Germans knew and  know how to build things and organizations.

The9thDoctor's picture

Just to elaborate on giovanni_f's post, the Eugenics Movement was big in America way before the Wiemar Republic existed, let alone Nazi Germany.

barre-de-rire's picture

i dont like the way the discuss is going to.


sounds like pro nazi. sorry but i'm not part of the scheme.


saying " if adopfe survived it would not be this way " is 1- for 2nd degree humor -2 you have serious problem with the state you live in, i strongly sugest you to go in kiev to aply your convictions, lets  see how long you handle em.