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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Nazi War Crimes: Intelligence Agencies and Selective Prosecution at Nuremberg

ISBN13: 9781904385806
Published: May 2007
Publisher: Glasshouse Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £44.99

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Reviewing recently declassified CIA documents, this book provides a balanced but critical discussion of the contribution of American intelligence officials to the Nuremberg war crimes trials. Giving new details of how senior Nazi war criminals, such as SS General Karl Wolff, were provided with effective immunity deals, partly as a reward for their wartime cooperation with US intelligence officials, including Allen Dulles, former CIA Director, the author also discusses the role of such officials in mobilizing the unique resources of a modern intelligence agency to provide important trial testimony and vital documentary evidence.

Nazi War Crimes, US Intelligence and Selective Prosecution at Nuremberg argues that both war crimes prosecutors and intelligence officials can engage in mutually beneficial collaborations, but that both sides need to recognise and appreciate the problems that may arise from the fact that these institutions are required to operate according to different, and in some cases contradictory, agendas.

This topical book gives those studying, or with interests in, international law, criminal law and history an insight into the debates surrounding international war crimes, within the context of the Nuremberg war crimes trials.

International Criminal Law
1. Introducing the Rationale, Aims and Methodology of the Present Book
2. Subverting Legality? The Established Critique of the Role of US Intelligence with Respect to the Non-Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals
3. Evidence of the War Criminality of the Wolff Group
4. The Geo-Political Context of the Peace Negotiations Surrounding OSS' Operation Sunrise?
5. The Emergence of Legal Immunity for SS General Karl Wolff as a Reward for Cooperating with Allen Dulles's Operation Sunrise
6. Legal Immunity for Wolff's Subordinates Zimmer and Dollmann as a Reward for their Cooperation with OSS' Operation Sunrise?
7. OSS Contributions of Documentary and other Evidence to the Nuremberg Prosecutors
8. The OSS' Response to the Extermination of Jews and Other Civilians: The Debate over the Validity and Institutional Implications of Franz Neumann's 'Spearhead Theory' of Anti-Semitism
9. The OSS' Monitoring, Investigation and the Provision of Evidence Concerning the Extermination of Jews and other Civilians: Revising the Historical Record
10. A Critical Overview: Must War Crimes Prosecutors Accept the Possibility of Subversions of Legality as a Trade off for their Co-operation in Evidence-Gathering and Logistical Support?