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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.
©2014 Eric Lichtblau (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By joyce on 01-02-17

Still trust government? Read this.

This book reveals how thousands of Nazis were welcomed into this country after (and during) WWII, being put to work in our own scientific endeavors or as spies for the CIA. "Nobody hated Russians like the Nazis", the thinking went. Members of death squads, doctors who performed experiments on Jewish prisoners, camp directors, SS officers, Hitler advisors; all welcomed and protected by agencies of our government, even as Nazi hunters found and attempted to prosecute some of them for their war crimes. Nazi hatred was replaced by the Red Menace, and many human monsters lived long, comfortable lives in America because of that. Disheartening and reprehensible behavior reported here.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Leslie D. on 03-28-15

Interesting but a little disorganized

It would be inappropriate to say that I enjoyed this book, given its horrific tales both of Nazi cruelty and of CIA amorality. I did learn a lot, especially about the government, that I hadn't known before. This wasn't, however, a book that was easy to listen to with focus or comprehension, despite Malcolm Hilgartner's skillful presentation. The book didn't seem to follow a logical progression, and it was hard at times to keep track of the story lines concerning each Nazi. At times the book seemed downright repetitive, so that, bored, I would stop listening for a while. I kept wishing I had a table of contents to which I could refer as I listened; it would have helped me to get a clearer picture of the book's structure. At any rate, for those who, like me, don't necessarily know much about the post-war immigration - or importation - of Nazis into the US, the book is revealing.

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By David Mane on 09-29-17

Brilliant

It’s informative, passionate and suspenseful all at the same time. Part of the attraction of this great book is that we’ve lived through the events described, history was happening while we didn’t know. It’s excellent, it stays with you when you put it down. I recommend it.

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