The Nazis next door: how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men

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The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis Thousands of Nazis -- from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich -- came to the United States after World War II and quietly settled into new lives. They had little trouble getting in. With scant scrutiny, many gained entry on their own as self-styled war "refugees," their pasts easily disguised and their war crimes soon forgotten. But some had help and protection from the U.S. government. The CIA, the FBI, and the military all put Hitler's minions to work as spies, intelligence assets, and leading scientists and engineers, whitewashing their histories. For the first time, once-secret government records and interviews tell the full story not only of the Nazi scientists brought to America, but of the German spies and con men who followed them and lived for decades as ordinary citizens. Only years after their arrival did private sleuths and government prosecutors begin trying to identify the hidden Nazis. But even then, American intelligence agencies secretly worked to protect a number of their prized spies from exposure. Today, a few Nazis still remain on our soil. Investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau, relying on a trove of newly discovered documents and scores of interviews with participants in this little-known chapter of postwar history, tells the shocking and shameful story of how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men.
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subject_facet Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Cold War, Espionage, American -- History -- 20th century, Nazis -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Refugees -- United States -- History -- 20th century, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989, United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989, United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency -- History -- 20th century, United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation -- History -- 20th century, War criminals -- United States -- History -- 20th century
title_display The Nazis next door : how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men
title_full The Nazis Next Door How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men, The Nazis next door : how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men / Eric Lichtblau
title_short The Nazis next door :
title_sub how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men
topic_facet Anti-communist movements, Cold War, Espionage, American, Foreign relations, History, Military, Nazis, Nonfiction, Politics and government, Refugees, True Crime, War criminals