US government employed Nazi spies

In the aftermath of World War Two, Gestapo and Nazi Officers were being tried in Germany for unthinkable war crimes. Over in the United States, over 1000 Nazi spies were cashing their checks from their secret employment with the CIA and the FBI.

Recently released documents show that the CIA, FBI and other US government agencies employed over a thousand Nazis Officers during the Cold War to work as spies and informants.

These anti-Soviet assets were recruited by intelligence leaders at the FBI and CIA to provide valuable information on the Russians.

Many of the Nazis employed by the US government agencies were ranked at the highest levels within the Third Reich, and participated in some of the most gruesome atrocities of World War Two.

At the time, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and CIA director Allen Dulles dismissed these accusations as mere Soviet-created propaganda.

Aleksandras Lileikis was one of the Nazi spies employed by the CIA, and as an ex-Nazi Officer, he was involved in the machine-gun massacre of 60,000 Jews before migrating to the United States.

Otto von Bolschwing
Otto von Bolschwing

Another officer, Otto von Bolschwing, was a top aide to Adolf Eichmann, creator of the “Final Solution” (the plan to annihilate the Jews of Europe), and wrote policy papers on how to terrorize and torture Jews.

Otto von Bolschwing and his family were relocated to New York City in the mid-1950s as a “reward for his loyal post-war service and in view of the innocuousness of his [Nazi] party activities,” according to the CIA.

Information on the arrangement with the Nazi spies remained concealed for decades. However, evidence started to emerge in the 1970s that linked the US government to the Nazi spies.

Adolf Eichmann
Adolf Eichmann

As recently as the 1990s, CIA lawyers were ferocious in their work to stamp out any activity that tried to unearth the confidential reports and interviews.

Many documents still remain classified, so the number of Nazi spies employed cannot be confirmed, and it is likely that it is higher than what has been previously tallied.

Unfortunately for the FBI and the CIA, many of the spies turned out to be incompetent, dishonest, and some even Soviet double agents.

Still, when the spies were found residing in the United States and were set to face charges, the FBI and the CIA tried to intervene for fear of their classified documents being made public.

Aleksandras Lileikis
Aleksandras Lileikis

Aleksandras Lileikis, the Nazi Officer involved in the murder of 60,000 Jews, was discovered and was due to face charges – until the CIA tried to step in.

He was ultimately deported, and to this very day, the CIA deny any knowledge of his war crimes despite their own records noting that he was linked to the mass-murder.

None of the Nazi spies are thought to still be alive, and the CIA continue to remain quiet on the topic.

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