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Double Hit On Holocaust Aftermath

Shock of survivor-compensation fraud quickly followed
by news of Nazi criminals sheltered in U.S.

11/16/2010
Staff Writer

Seventy years after the start of the Holocaust, “betrayal” was the one word used to describe two Holocaust-related developments last week that had particular resonance with the Jewish community.

First, authorities announced Tuesday that two German Holocaust restitution funds had been ripped off to the tune of $42.5 million over the last 16 years and that 17 people had been arrested — including six insiders at the organization that administered the funds, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

A government report alleges that part of the skull of Dr. Josef Mengele, above, was kept in  the drawer of an OSI director.

‘Safe Haven’ Report Lacks Historical Context

11/16/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

The recent revelation that U.S. government officials gave aid and comfort to some Nazi war criminals and collaborators for several decades is as shocking as Claude Rains' discovery in Casablanca that gambling was going on in Rick’s Café. It has long been known, for example, that SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain) Klaus Barbie, who headed the Gestapo in Lyon, France, from 1942 until 1944 and who ordered the deportation of Jewish orphans to Auschwitz, subsequently became an agent of the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps.

Nazis Found ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says

11/14/2010

(JTA) -- American intelligence officials created a "safe haven" for Nazis in the United States after World War II, a secret U.S. Justice Department report said.

The 600-page report that the Justice Department has tried to keep secret for four years was obtained by the New York Times, the newspaper reported Saturday.

ZOA Blasted for Jordan Tactics

The Zionist Organization of America, known for its rapid-fire, aggressive style of political action, has been rebuked by the leading pro-Israel lobby group for turning its sights on Jordan, a top U.S. and Israeli ally.

08/06/1999
Washington Correspondent

The Zionist Organization of America, known for its rapid-fire, aggressive style of political action, has been rebuked by the leading pro-Israel lobby group for turning its sights on Jordan, a top U.S. and Israeli ally.
ZOA recently engaged in a “gratuitous attack on Jordan’s eligibility for U.S. assistance,” according to Lonnie Kaplan, president of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, and executive director Howard Kohr.

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