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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-01-07

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18 Friday, January 1, 1983

The Jewish year follows
the lunar calendar.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

73elarus Secret' Describes U.S. Importation of Nazis

By ALLEN A. WARSEN

which focused on one par-
"For 21/2 years, I was a ticular group of Nazi war
federal prosecutor in the criminals, and on the people
Office of Special Investiga- who brought them to
tions of the Criminal Di- America. The Department '
for your party
vision of the Justice De- of Justice, the Department
partment which is also of Defense and the Central .
By
known as the Nazi war Intelligence Agency are in
crimes unit. Our job was to no way responsible for this
search for and prosecute book's contents."
The above passage is from
Nazi war criminals living in
the preface of "The Belarus
the United States.
"I was coordinator of a Secret," authored by John
highly classified inquiry Loftus and edited by
called the Belarus Nathan Miller. The volume
(Byelorussian) Project, was published by Alfred A.
Knopf.

In the prologue, Loftus
relates that while search-
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he came across a tall
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II.
Loftus, pleased to have
found Ostrowsky's grave,
stated, "We have found the
final resting place of the
highest-ranking war crimi-
nal ever to become a U.S.
citizen, as far as is known."
He added, "All around
him were the graves of his
fellow war criminals:
mayors, governors, and
other officials . . . who had
guided the SS Einsatzgrup-
pen — the mobile killing
squads — across a good part
of Eastern Europe; who had
assisted in the mass murder
of thousands of Jews; whose
atrocities had even sickened
some of their German mas-
ters."
The author reveals that
following the German occu-
pation of Byelorussia, the
SS authorized their most
loyal collaborator, Radzis-
law Ostrowsky, to organize

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certain municipalities, in- ers the U.S. and illeg-
cluding Minsk, the co un- ally provided others with that neither Wisner nor his
try's capital, and appo int visas. Their activities, it is fellow conspirators, "believ-
their mayors. As the ma yor important to point out, were ing that moral ends justify
of Minsk, he chose Dr. V it- contrary to the "express immoral means," ever in-
old Tumahs who also sup er- prohibitions of Congress" formed Congress of their il-
vised the ghetto and issu ed and "against the direct or- legal importation of war
orders for the elimination of ders of the commander-in- criminals into the U.S.
He, moreover, found out
"racial undesirables."
chief."
that
"Congress never asked,
This brute, it should be
However, not all war
members rarely
stressed, was allowed to criminals were fortunate because
asked about any 'opera-
come to the Unit ed enough to be recruited, tional details.' "
States, become a citiz en though, they tried - des-
"Still," the author con-
and settle in New Yo rk, perately to emigrate to
cludes
his thought-
where he now lives.
the United States. "The
At the same time, the SS wife of one consular offi- provoking book, "Congress
and the American people
selected the city of Boriss ow cial related that her hus- must know this much: The
"as a pilot project" for t he band was approached by unlocking of the Belarus
slaughter of Jews. To ca rry a woman who offered to
out this project, they ch ose trade a handkerchief full (Byelorussian) secret is not
the end of the conspiracy. It
the city's mayor, Stanisl aw of diamonds for visas."
Stankiewicz. Thus und er The two most important is only the beginning."
his direction, the Byeloru s7 Nazis employed by Wisner
sian Nazi collaborators ex- were Reinhard Gehlen and
FIRESTONE
terminated the city's ent ire Dr. Friedrich Buchardt. In
JEWELRY
Jewish population.
order to transport Gehlen to
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Before long, the SS a nd America undetected by
Remounting Jewelry & Watch Repair
SUITE 318 ADVANCE BLDG.
their Byelorussian ass is- Russian spies, he "was
23077 Greenfield at 9 Mile
tants slaughtered mo re given a uniform of an
(313) 557-1860
than 250,000 Jews.
American general to wear
As the war came to a do se as he was spirited aboard a
and the German armi es plane . . . Upon his arrival
COMPLETE ALTERATIONS
surrendered, the co 1- in America on Aug. 12,
laborators, fearing reveng e, 1945, he was put in civilian
Reasonable Prices
fled to Germany where th ey clothes and installed as an
hid at the Regensburg D. P. honored prisoner in the in-
camp that was und er terrogation center at Fort
Cleaners & Tailors
American control. A p- Hunt.
prehensive lest they be re c-
Draperies
As soon as West Germany
ognized, many escaped to established a government,
Decorated
Folded
the French zone where th ey "Gehlen became chief of the
-Lapels Narrowed
were welcomed with ope n BLindesnachtrichtendienst,
arms. There, the auth or the official intelligence
Expert Cleaning
writes, "the post-w ar service of the Federal Re-
months for the co 1- public." He retired in 1968.
Lowest Prices!
laborationists were an idy 1- The other major Nazi
Also
lic time."
criminal, Dr. Friedrich
The men who ha d Buchardt, recruited by
Suede, Leather
presided over the mas s Wisner, vvas responsible for
24109 Coolidge at 10 Mile
murder of the Jews i n the 'extermination of
Across from Dexter Davison
Byelorussia were no w thousands of Jews in the
399-0336
safely ensconced as em - Minsk and Smolensk areas.
ployees of the United Na
In the epilogue, the au-
tions Relief and Rehabilita - thor tells that in South
tion Agency. Stanisla w River, N.J., where the
SELL YOUR
Stankiewicz was hired as a n Byelorussian cemetery is
English-language teache ✓ located,
MEDICAL-DENTAL
the
and Dmitry Kasmowich , Byelorussian-American
PRACTICE
former police chief of th e Club is often frequented
Our practice appraisal and
Smolensk region, was a ref - by "some interesting cus-
brokerage is confidential,
ugee relations officer.
tomers. One of them had
prompt and guarantees opti-
Collaborators wer e thrown small children
mal results. We represent
also welcomed and sup - into a well and dropped
many physicians in all spe-
ported by the Vatican . hand grenades on them.
cialties looking for new prac-
There a school was estab - A frequent visitor was an
tice opportunities. Save time
lished that encouraged executioner at the death
and money, call us for a con-
Byelorussian
fidential assessment.
camp at Kiddichevo.
nationalism and the cur
Another patron teased a
riculum included mili - visitor known to be
ALEXANDER KRASS CO.
tary training and squeamish about the
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& Appraisals
parachute instruction . Holocaust by picking up a
SINCE 1970
"There is an apocrypha 1 cleaver and hacking at some
story about a headline in
lunch meats: `I wish these
352-8588
the Vatican newspaper
were Jews,' he declared."
Call
for
Brochure
that read: 'They Fall from
Not surprisingly, the
the Skies like Angels.' "
author was eager to find out
Similarly, certain U.S.
whether Congress has ever
agencies tried to make use
been told the reason for the
of former Nazi and
presence of so many
Byelorussian war crimi-
Byelorussian war criminals
nals. Foremost among them
in the United States. To his
was the Office of Policy
astonishment, he learned
Coordination, an intelli-
gence agency.
Jewish Education
Its director, Frank G.
Wisner and General Lucius Concern Aired
D. Clay, the military gover-
NEW YORK — The
v.*
nor of the American Zone in American Jewish Commit-
Germany, were convinced tee, declaring that the
Manicures for
that a war between the U.S. American Jewish commu-
Gentlemen
and Soviet Russia was im- nity was endangering its fu-
minent. They decided, ture by not paying sufficient
therefore, to recruit former attention to Jewish educa-
by
Nazi and Byelorussian war tion, has called on AJC
lS NOW AT
criminals and train them as leaders throughout the
saboteurs and guerrills country to become active
KING'S KLIPPER
fighters.
and knowledgeable mem-
To reach their objective,
bers of their local Jewish
they clandestinely smug- school boards, to become-
gled many of these murder-
advocates of education.

HERBERT

EDIE

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