That the U.S. State Department allowed former Nazis to resettle in the United States? According to Eric Lichtblau, although the U.S. government has “acknowledged the C.I.A.’s use of Nazis for postwar intelligence purposes[,] … this report goes further in documenting the level of American complicity and deception in such operations.”
Really? This is how Lichtblau describes the contents of this “damning” 600-page report, “which the Justice Department has tried to keep secret for four years”:
The Justice Department report, describing what it calls “the government’s collaboration with persecutors,” says that O.S.I investigators learned that some of the Nazis “were indeed knowingly granted entry” to the United States, even though government officials were aware of their pasts. “America, which prided itself on being a safe haven for the persecuted, became — in some small measure — a safe haven for persecutors as well,” it said.
Good grief. I remember my father (who died in 1978) talking about how the U.S. government used former Nazis in the Cold War, and how they gave many of them safe haven in this country when all during the war Jewish immigration quotas remained unfilled while Hitler was wiping the entire European continent free of us (including his mother and most of his extended family in The Netherlands).
The United States a safe haven for the persecuted? Not without plenty of qualifiers, and certainly not for the Jews of Europe during the Holocaust.