According to the New York Times, the CIA and other United States spy agencies hired at least 1,000 Nazis to work as Cold War spies and informants. Shockingly, according to the times, as recently as the 1990s, the government concealed ties to some Nazis still living in America.
In newly disclosed records and interviews conclude that at the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, leaders like J. Edgar Hoover and Allen Dulles aggressively recruited former Nazis of all ranks as secret spies.
“They believed the ex-Nazis’ intelligence value against the Russians outweighed what one official called “moral lapses” in their service to the Third Reich,” reported the Times.
They even hired a former SS officer even after concluding he was most likely guilty of “minor war crimes.”
These Nazis of all ranks include some despicable high-ranking individuals.
One 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.