Declassified US records reveal the nation’s intelligence chiefs used hundreds of Nazis as spies and informants after World War Two.
Central Intelligence Agency officials are said to have turned to the country’s former enemies to help beat the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Academics studying the documents say America used at least 1,000 ex-Nazis.
Some had served at the highest levels of the Nazi Party, and were recruited to work as spies for the US in Europe.
Former SS officer Otto von Bolschwing reportedly wrote policy papers on how to terrorise Jews, but was hired by the CIA to spy in Europe after World War Two.
The agency is said to have relocated him and his family to New York in the 1950s as a reward for loyal service.
Nazi collaborator Aleksandras Lileikis - linked to the massacres of tens of thousands of Jews in Lithuania - was recruited by the US as a spy in East Germany and later brought over to Boston.
There is evidence the CIA even tried to intervene when Mr Lileikis became the subject of a war crimes investigation.
The recruitment of Nazi assets occurred against the backdrop of Cold War paranoia and panic.
But records indicate long-time FBI director J Edgar Hoover not only approved of the use of ex-Nazis as spies, he also dismissed the horrific acts they had been involved in during the war as Soviet propaganda.
The revelations come one week after an Associated Press investigation found the US government had paid dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in Social Security benefits after forcing them to leave the US.
The payments were made through a legal loophole. The US justice department later said benefits are paid to individuals who renounce US citizenship and leave voluntarily.
So this London-based inquiry into the death of goddamn traitor Alexander Litvinenko says I personally ordered his assassination? Maybe I did. Maybe I did not. How the fuck am I even supposed to remember? Look, this morning alone I had already ordered the death of, like, four or five personal enemies before I finished breakfast.
U.S. Treasury official Harry Dexter White is best known as one of the leading architects of the Bretton Woods system that shaped the global economy after World War II. But he was also a spy for the Soviet Union, providing secret information and giving advice on economic issues. Why did he do it? Newly uncovered documents show that this champion of postwar global capitalism was actually a passionate believer in the success of the Soviet experiment with socialism
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Drawing of the optical reconnaissance complex “Pion-K” aboard Kosmos 1686. The heavily modified TKS spacecraft was launched in October 25, 1985 and docked unmanned to Salyut 7 as part of tests to attach scientific expansion modules to stations in Earth orbit.
In June 1953, a newspaper delivery boy (known only as Jimmy) was collecting from his customers when he noticed something weird about one of the coins that he’d been given: It was really, really light. The reason soon became clear. After he dropped it on the ground, it split open and revealed a tiny photograph depicting a sequence of numbers. Jimmy didn’t bother telling anyone about his discovery – except his friend, who mentioned it to her father, who mentioned it to his police detective friend, who mentioned it to the FBI. After decrypting this long game of telephone, they were able to examine the coin and photograph. By the strange way that the numbers were organized, they discovered it was a message from a Soviet spy.