Justice Department

U.S. Recruited More ex-Nazis Than Thought, New Report Claims

12/11/2010 - 19:00

(JTA) -- The United States recruited ex-Nazis and collaborators and helped them avoid prosecution in larger numbers than previously known, according to newly declassified documents.

The documents were released Dec. 10 in a 110-page government report published by the National Archives, according to The New York Times.

Double Hit On Holocaust Aftermath

Shock of survivor-compensation fraud quickly followed by news of Nazi criminals sheltered in U.S.
11/15/2010 - 19:00
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.

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

11/13/2010 - 19:00

(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.

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