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Useful Enemies

A gold mine for conspiracy theorists that fails because this brilliantly written exposé is backed by thoroughly researched facts, figures, and a narrative that unfolds like a best-selling novel.

Image: Cover of Useful Enemies, by Richard Rashke.  
Useful Enemies
By Richard Rashke
Delphinium Books (reprint edition, Jan. 6 2015)
Paperback: 624 pages
ISBN-10: 188328564X
ISBN-13: 978-0252064791
 
During November, as we mourn the loss of the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice in two world wars, and in subsequent blood-letting, it is important to recognize how their sacrifice has been betrayed by those who have since led millions more to death and misery under false flags. One such example is the decision by the United States following World War Two to open its doors to thousands of former Nazis and Nazi collaborators. Useful Enemies provides us with how the foundations of today's Washington policies were laid in the years between 1947 and 1950.
 
In a review, the Cleveland Plain Dealer says "Useful Enemies is a fascinating story abounding in irony and irony's bad twin, hypocrisy."   
 
"A richly researched, gripping narrative about war, suffering, survival, corruption, injustice and morality." — Kirkus Reviews (starred) 
 
"A remarkable and riveting account of how good people in a great nation can do very bad things and fail to do good things." — Alan Morton Dershowitz, an American lawyer, jurist, author, and political commentator. He is a prominent scholar on United States constitutional law and criminal law, and a leading defender of civil liberties. He spent most of his career at Harvard Law School where in 1967, at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor of law in its history. He held the Felix Frankfurter professorship there from 1993 until his retirement in December 2013.    
 
Useful Enemies    — By Richard Rashke
 
  Image: Photo of Richard Rashke, author of Useful Enemies
 
Richard Rashke

Richard Rashke is the author of nonfiction books including The Killing of Karen Silkwood and Escape from Sobibor. His books have been translated into eleven languages and have been adapted for screen and television. Rashke is also a produced screenwriter and playwright: his work has appeared on network television and in New York.

 
Why did it take almost sixty years for the United States to bring John Demjanjuk to justice as a Nazi collaborator? The answer lies in the annals of the Cold War, when fear and paranoia drove American politicians and the U.S. military to recruit "useful" Nazi war criminals to work for the United States in Europe as spies and saboteurs, and to slip them into America through loopholes in U.S. immigration policy.
 
Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman and Justice Department prosecutor Eli Rosenbaum worked for decades to hold hearings and find and investigate alleged Nazi war criminals, but it was not until the conviction of John Demjanjuk in Munich in 2011 as an SS camp guard serving at the Sobibor death camp that this story of deceit can be told for what it is: a shameful chapter in American history..
 
Inside this essential book readers will find these astonishing stories of how America sacrificed its moral authority in the wake of history's darkest moment:
 
•  Via Operation Paperclip, the U.S. became an employment agency for former Nazi wanted to avoid detection and prosecution after World War Two.
 
•  The same immigration policy was used to prevent thousands of Jewish refugees from reaching the shores of America.
 
•  American doctors conducted mustard gas experiments on unwitting U.S. servicemen at a secret gas chamber in Maryland. Some died.
 
•  The U.S. did not look for a single alleged Nazi or Nazi collaborator living in America until 1965 — twenty years after the war.
 
•  The U.S. military establishment  created false biographies for hundreds of Nazi scientists so they could get permanent residency or U.S. citizenship.
 
•  The Gehlen Org. a Nazi-run spy organization funded by the United States, hired as many as four thousand agents, most of whom were former Nazi collaborators and ethnic cleansers.
 
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