U.S. Nazi-Hunting Report: Mengele’s Scalp and Nazis at NASA

November 14, 2010

(ChattahBox US News)—- A Nazi-Hunting report, created by the Department of Justice, starting in 1999, has long been kept secret, until now. Although the report was never finalized, it provides a window into the oftentimes, secretive and duplicitous handling of Nazis after World War II, by American intelligence agencies. For years, Nazis provided valuable information to the C.I.A. And others, such as rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph, worked for NASA and was instrumental in building the Saturn V rocket. In return, the former Nazis received a safe haven in the United States. The report, obtained by The New York Times in its entirety, also describes how a section of Dr. Josef Mengele’s scalp was stored in the desk of a Justice Department official.

The New York Times writes:

“The 600-page report, which the Justice Department has tried to keep secret for four years, provides new evidence about more than two dozen of the most notorious Nazi cases of the last three decades.”

“It describes the government’s posthumous pursuit of Dr. Josef Mengele, the so-called Angel of Death at Auschwitz, part of whose scalp was kept in a Justice Department official’s drawer; the vigilante killing of a former Waffen SS soldier in New Jersey; and the government’s mistaken identification of the Treblinka concentration camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.”

And the report provides a look into the controversial case of rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph.

“The report also examines the case of Arthur L. Rudolph, a Nazi scientist who ran the Mittelwerk munitions factory. He was brought to the United States in 1945 for his rocket-making expertise under Operation Paperclip, an American program that recruited scientists who had worked in Nazi Germany. (Rudolph has been honored by NASA and is credited as the father of the Saturn V rocket.)”

The report certainly re-opens up a chapter in history that many government officials would rather be forgotten.

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