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By Michael Salter

Reviewing lately declassified CIA records, this booklet presents a balanced yet serious dialogue of the contribution of yank intelligence officers to the Nuremberg warfare crimes trials.

Giving new info of the way senior Nazi conflict criminals, comparable to SS normal Karl Wolff, have been supplied with powerful immunity offers, in part as a present for his or her wartime cooperation with US intelligence officers, together with Allen Dulles, former CIA Director, the writer additionally discusses the position of such officers in mobilizing the original assets of a latest intelligence service provider to supply very important trial testimony and important documentary evidence.

Nazi conflict Crimes, US Intelligence and Selective Prosecution at Nuremberg argues that either warfare crimes prosecutors and intelligence officers can interact in collectively worthwhile collaborations, yet that each side have to realize and take pleasure in the issues which may come up from the truth that those associations are required to function in response to diversified, and sometimes contradictory, agendas.

This topical publication provides these learning, or with pursuits in, overseas legislation, legal legislation and historical past an perception into the debates surrounding foreign warfare crimes, in the context of the Nuremberg struggle crimes trials.


"Michael Salter's contribution to our knowing of the dynamics of intelligence operations and battle crimes can't be underestimated." - David Fraser, magazine of legislations and Society, vol. 32 no. 2 (June 2008)

"Salter's booklet will attract students of wartime intelligence and postwar is critical for what it tells us concerning the multifaceted and nuanced courting among intelligence and justice, for its incorporation of the OSS into the narrative of the pre-history of the Nuremberg Trials, and for its new revelations at the lengthy afterlife of Operation Sunrise." - Norman J.W. Goda, (Department of heritage, Ohio college) H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences on-line (March 2009)

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Schreiber, ‘Partisanenkrieg und Kriegsverbrechen der Wehrmacht in Italien 1943 bis 1945’, in Repression und Kriegsverbrechen. Die Bekämpfung von Widerstandsund Partisanenbewegungen gegen die deutsche Besatzung in West- und Südeuropa (Beiträge zur Nationalsozialistischen Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik, Vol. 14) (Berlin: 1997), 93–129 at 93; R. Lamb, War in Italy 1943–1945: A Brutal Story (New York: St Martins, 1994), 73–4. With respect to the Bardine killings, see statements and affidavit of Padre Lino Delle Piane and John Baendale, PRO: WO 235/375.

58 Yet such persecution of civilians generally fell under the jurisdiction of British war crimes investigators preparing for trials outside the Nuremberg process. 59 The Nuremberg prosecutors were entitled to rely on this division of labour. Italian anti-partisan warfare Finally, with respect to his period as Höhere SS-und Polizeiführer in Nazioccupied Italy, Wolff had ‘command responsibilities’, that is, responsibility 55 56 57 58 59 see Aufbau (New York) 23 August 1946, 1–2. 2; M. Linklater, I.

38 See Rome to Berlin, RSS 32/7/10/43, cable to Wolff, 6 October 1943: NA, RG 226, Entry 122, Box 1, Folder: Italian decodes (revealing that contrary to his post-war statements, Wolff both received advance warning of the rounding up of Italian Jews, and Kesselring’s concerted opposition to this). For more detail and an analysis of the context, see R. Breitman, ‘New Sources in the Holocaust in Italy’ (2002) 16:3 Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2002, 404–5: based on Wolff (Rome) to Himmler, 18 September 1943: decode no.

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