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
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
IMAGE: B2847.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yy7ghfm3 LINKS: 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.