The Undercover Nazi Hunter, Exposing Subterfuge and Unmasking Evil in Post-War Germany

This book looks at a much neglected subject that still has implications more than 70 years on. This is the candid memoirs of an extraordinary man and his work to unmask Nazis. – Very Highly Recommended

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NAME: The Undercover Nazi Hunter, Exposing Subterfuge and Unmasking Evil 
in Post-War Germany
FILE: R2847
AUTHOR: Wolfe Frank
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, frontline books
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 322
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Nazi, NSDP, 
post-war intelligence, investigation, war crimes, de-Nazification, post-war Germany, 
partitioned Germany

ISBN: 1-52673-873-2

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DESCRIPTION:   This book looks at a much neglected subject that still has
 implications more than 70 years on. This is the candid memoirs of an 
extraordinary man and his work to unmask Nazis. – Very Highly Recommended

The Allies ended a long and bitter war with a desire to start again with a clean slate, 
avoiding the corrosive Treaty that ended WWI and only served to create the 
conditions that would lead to the Nazis and the terrors that they perpetrated on an 
industrial scale. The Russians were keen for show trials in the Soviet manner and 
the Americans were keen to create a new world order under a United Nations led by 
America and hosted in New York. Churchill was concerned that this would repeat 
errors from the Versailles Treaty but he was soon to lose office to the second British 
national socialist Government that saw Stalin as a much better ally than the US. 
The Occupying Powers in partitioned Germany had to balance ideology, justice, 
punishment and the need to get Germany back on its feet with housing, industry 
and all that a devastated country needed to recover. The Allied populations just 
wanted to get on with their own lives and soon became bored with the show trials 
in Nuremberg.

Given the many conflicting interests and desires, it is hardly surprising that de-
Nazification was largely ineffective and many of the same old German faces were 
back in power with unmodified views or political goals. German war criminals did 
escape to South America and other countries at the end of the war and they did take 
much looted wealth with them, but at least as many found jobs and power in 
partitioned Germany and lived out their lives in comfort, unrepentant to the last.

Wolfe Frank tells a fascinating story of his efforts to track down and expose Nazis. 
He also provides a candid account of his colourful life and loves. He concludes that 
anti-Semitism continued in Germany through the Cold War years and is still 
embedded today. This is also hardly surprising because what the Nazis did very 
effectively was to harness bigotry, already engrained in German society, and use it 
to bring them to power as the final solution. In 1945, the exposure of the death 
camps and the whole Nazi apparatus was embarrassing to Germans and there was 
some feeling of guilt but for many, in their hearts, it was considered a reasonable
way to behave.