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Author Lichtblau, Eric.

Title The Nazis next door : how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men / Eric Lichtblau.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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 Moore Stacks  E743.5 .L49 2014    Available  ---
Description xvii, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed to sneak in and who eventually were exposed by Nazi hunters. But the truth is much worse, and has been covered up for decades: the CIA and FBI brought thousands of perpetrators to America as possible assets against their new Cold War enemies. When the Justice Department finally investigated and learned the truth, the results were classified and buried. Using the dramatic story of one former perpetrator who settled in New Jersey, conned the CIA into hiring him, and begged for the agency's support when his wartime identity emerged, Eric Lichtblau tells the full, shocking story of how America became a refuge for hundreds of postwar Nazis"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-257) and index.
Contents Prologue: A Name from the Past -- Liberation -- The Good Nazis -- "Minor War Crimes" -- Echoes from Argentina -- Tilting at Swastikas -- In the Pursuit of Science -- Out of the Shadows -- "An Ugly Blot" -- The Sins of the Father -- A Good Party Spoiled -- "An Innocent Man" -- Backlash -- Ivan the Terrible -- The Road to Ponary -- Appendix.
Subject Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Nazis -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Refugees -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
War criminals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- History -- 20th century.
Espionage, American -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Cold War (1945-1989)
Anti-communist movements.
Espionage, American.
Diplomatic relations.
Nazis.
Politics and government
Refugees.
War criminals.
United States.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 0547669194 (hardback)
9780547669199 (hardback)
Standard No. 40024181791