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SS Officer Otto von Bolschwing in America: CIA, Corporate and Political Connections

The Otto von Bolschwing FIle

Files show CIA gave jobs to Nazi criminals

New York Times, 5-4-14: The British and US governments used known Nazi war criminals after the Second World War as spies, going to elaborate lengths to protect their identities. Previously classified documents yesterday confirmed that some were even granted American citizenship.

The newly released CIA, FBI and Army records show that at least five associates of the notorious Gestapo leader, Adolf Eichmann, worked for the CIA. In addition, the records show that 23 war criminals or Nazis were approached by the CIA for recruitment.

In other cases, the CIA, and other agencies who saw former Nazi war criminals and sympathisers as useful in fighting the rise of Communism. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome’s father, Judge William Newsome, was a business partner of Nazi Otto von Bolschwing, the SS officer who settled in the U.S. after the war.

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Mae Brussell traced the connections in 1987: “Adolf Hitler’s Reinhard Gehlen, OTTO ALBRECHT von BOLSCHWING, to the Iran-Contragate evidence. TCI, Stanford Technology. John Paul Getty, Rumanian Iron Guard … ”

Gordon Getty, fourth son of J. Paul, is Gavin Newsome’s financial angel. Wikipedia: “Getty is one of the nation’s leading venture capitalists and philanthropists. … Though a Republican, he is a major fundraiser for local and national Democratic Party candidates, and has contributed to the campaigns of NANCY PELOSI, Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, and John Kerry.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Getty

October 5, 1981

AROUND THE NATION; Screening of Evidence Sought in Nazi Case

AP – Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to screen for government secrets any evidence submitted by Otto von Bolschwing, 71 years old, who is accused of serving as an adviser to Adolf Eichmann in persecuting Jews.

Rodney Smith, an attorney for the United States Department of Justice, said he made the request Friday to prevent the possible disclosure of classified information by Mr. von Bolschwing.

The Government is attempting to strip Mr. von Bolschwing of his United States citizenship and deport him. He is accused of concealing wartime Nazi affiliations when he applied for citizenship in New York in 1959.

Mr. Von Bolschwing contends that he was an undercover agent for the American Office of Strategic Services and denies ever having served in the SS or Gestapo. …
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World Watchers International Tape #520 November 22, 1981

OTTO ALBRECHT ALFRED VON BOLSCHWING

THINGS PICK UP FOR OTTO. FROM SS GESTAPO, HIMMLER, HITLER, TO UNITED STATES.

DECEMBER, 1953, Otto V. B. applied to emigrate to United States.
FEBRUARY, 1954, Otto arrived in the USA. Already with CIA six years.

U.S. CITIZEN 1959, SAME YEAR JFK TO RUN AGAINST RICHARD NIXON.
“Suddenly his career took a sudden upward turn.”

“Developed close ties with ELMER BOBST, President of Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical. (Bobst, Warner-Lambert, the God Father to Nixon Presidency.”)

Otto became DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AT “WARNER LAMBERT”.

Developed CLOSE TIES TO ALFRED DRISCOLL, HONORARY BOARD CHAIRMAN of Warner Lambert, former New Jersey Gov.

“Now his national, international contacts were WAY OUT OF PROPORTION WITH HIS JOB”

“BY MID-SIXTIES OTTO VON B. BECAME AN EXECUTIVE WITH CABOT MANUFACTURING”

Missing here the JFK, MLK, RFK assassinations. More to fill in. If he is in charge of Gehlen-Permindex Operation, 1960-1969 were busy years.

BY MID-SIXTIES OTTO BECAME CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR CABOT MANUFACTURING

German Subsidiary Advisor for $50,000,000. “Carbon factory.”

Thomas Franzioli, Senior Vice-President of FIRST NATIONAL BANK , BOSTON financed deal, worked with Albrecht Alfred Otto Von B.

“STARTED A BUSINESS IMPORTING WINE FROM ARGENTINA”

MARCH, 1969, JUMPS TO CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO, SILICON VALLEY, TCE. DEFENSE DEPT.

TCI, TRANS INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER INVESTMENT CORPORATION.
AIS, Advanced Information Systems, subsidiary of TCI.
IIS, International Imaging Systems, subsidiary of TCI.
TCI used to monitor 1967 Arab-Israeli War, now hired Von B., 1969.
Planned to “commercialize technology” sent him abroad, most impt. contacts.
Became part of Defense Dept., needed security clearances.

1969, Otto’s contacts of value in “Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Antilles, South America.” (They lump all S. America together)

BOARD OF TCI, OTTO VON BECOMES PRESIDENT IN 1970

J. Paul Getty Jr., Emanuel Fthnenakis…Greek with direct contacts to Aristotle Onassis, heads of Europe Walter F. Leverton, Judge William A. Newsom. Fthenakis also associated with Ford Aerospace, Philco, past Vice-President of ITT, and former Vice-President of Fairchild.

HELEN VON DAMM, CURRENT SECRETARY OF RONALD REAGAN, FORMERLY FROM TCI, VON BOLSCHWING.

NewsMakingNews moves Mae Brussell’s links all forward….

HOW TCI BECAME STANFORD TECHNOLOGY TRADING GROUP AND WORKED WITH OLLIE NORTH AND HAKIM TO FUND IRAN-CONTRA.

http://www.newsmakingnews.com/mbtape11,22,81,520.htm
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http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/ciaeich.html

The CIA Names File on Adolf Eichmann

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 150
Edited by Tamara Feinstein
Intern Assistance: Sara Coburn
(March 24, 2005)

… Bolschwing “had been Eichmann’s tutor on Zionism and the politics of Zionism in the mid-1930s and then his ally in persecuting the Jews of Austria.”( Note 2) After the war, Bolschwing served as an asset first for the Gehlen organization, and was then recruited directly by the CIA for work in Austria . Despite his less than stellar achievements as an asset, the CIA rewarded him for his service by helping him obtain entry and citizenship in the United States. In his essay from the IWG-sponsored anthology U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis, University of Virginia Professor and IWG historian Timothy Naftali details Bolschwing’s panic after discovering that Eichmann had been captured by the Israelis. Naftali notes that he went so far as to contact one of his former CIA handlers:

The retired U.S. intelligence officer, who had only a superficial knowledge of Bolschwing’s actual career in the SS, could not understand his former employee’s anxiety-it was inconceivable that the Israelis would try to snatch Bolschwing on U.S. soil-and so he turned to an acquaintance in the CIA’s Counterintelligence Staff to learn more about him. Once Bolschwing’s former case officer saw the captured German records found in the torpedo factory, he was shaken, saying that neither he nor others had known about Bolschwing’s past, and asserting that ‘we would not have used him at that time had we known about it.’ Some of what this intelligence officer did not remember knowing had been known by others in the CIA from the moment Bolschwing was hired. ( Note 3)
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http://www.sfgov.org/site/mayor_index.asp?id=22014

Gavin Newsom, 42nd Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco

Brief Profile

Gavin Newsom was elected the 42nd Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco on December 9, 2003. He was sworn into office on January 8, 2004 by his father, the Honorable William Newsom.
http://www.sfgov.org/site/mayor_index.asp?id=22014
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http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Fascism/Brunner_B_CS.html

… Von Bolschwing was deeply involved in intelligence work-and in the persecution of innocent people-for most of his adult life. He had joined the Nazi party at the age of twenty-three, in 1932, and had become an SD (party security service) informer almost immediately. In the years leading up to 1939, von Bolschwing became a leading Nazi intelligence agent in the Middle East, where he worked under cover as an importer in Jerusalem. One of his first brushes with Nazi espionage work, according to captured SS records, was a role in creating a covert agreement between the Nazis and Fieval Polkes, a commander of the militant Zionist organization Haganah, whom von Bolschwing had met through business associates in the Mideast. Under the arrangement the Haganah was permitted to run recruiting and training camps for Jewish youth inside Germany. These young people, as well as certain other Jews driven out of Germany by the Nazis, were encouraged to emigrate to Palestine. Polkes and the Haganah, in return, agreed to provide the SS with intelligence about British affairs in Palestine. Captured German records claim that Polkes believed the increasingly brutal Nazi persecution of the Jews could be turned to Zionist advantage-at least temporarily-by compelling Jewish immigration to Palestine, and that the Haganah commander’s sole source of income, moreover, was secret funds from the SS. …

nizkor.org


T/37(302) Report by von Bolschwing on a meeting in Vienna between Eichmann and representatives of the Reichsbank and Economics Ministry from Berlin concerning the emigration of the Jews from Austria; Berlin, 20.6.38. Submitted during the course of the trial and marked T/149 (BO6-1176, Vol. I, p. 290)
 across Europe, thwarted US immigration authorities from deporting or identifying Nazis living in America.

The documents provide an insight into the Cold War obsession with communism and the willingness to take at face value information provided by war criminals. The one thing that stood between them and a war crimes prosecution was their perceived usefulness.

Although the use of Nazis by the US was far more widespread than the British, one UK case revealed yesterday concerned a Gestapo official named Horst Kopkow. He was captured and interrogated by the British, and supplied information about Heinrich Himmler’s movements in the final days of the war.

According to CIA records, he played up the value of his knowledge of Soviet and communist espionage. The records suggest that British intelligence faked Kopkow’s death from illness, in order to use him as a spy. He died in Germany in 1996.

Another Gestapo official, Otto von Bolschwing, was hired by the CIA in late 1949.

He had worked with Eichmann before the war planning the expropriation of Jewish property in Austria and later served as the SS consultant to the forces that staged the bloody pogrom of Bucharest in 1941.

In early 1950, the Austrian police began asking questions about von Bolschwing.

His personnel file had been among those captured at the end of the war by the US.

To protect this agent from a war crimes trial, the CIA decided that any prosecutors who asked for it should be told, according to a secret CIA memo, “no files available”.

In 1953, in recognition of von Bolschwing’s work for US intelligence, the CIA pressured the US immigration service to let him enter the country. He later became a US citizen. In the 1970s he was exposed and stripped of his citizenship, but he was never arrested. He died in 1982.

Theodor Saevecke was hired by the CIA in Berlin as agent “Cabanjo” in the late 1940s. A senior SS officer in Milan in 1943, he had participated in the forced deportation of Jews in North Africa. In Italy he rounded up and killed members of the Italian resistance. By the early 1950s, he was an agent for the US in the West German criminal police service. When some Italian partisans sought his arrest in 1954 for his war crimes, the CIA sought to protect him.

A CIA document dated July 12, 1954, lists his offences: “Attended and managed hostage execution in Italian village; doubtless role in North Africa supervising deportation Jews to Germany.” The memo then shows the CIA’s intention to set Saevecke up as a private detective if the West German Government decided to drop him. He worked for West German police throughout the 1960s, retired on a full pension and died in 1988.

The hundreds of thousands of papers were released by the US National Archives.

They have been pored over recently by historians of the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Record Interagency Working Group, and assimilated into a book: US Intelligence and the Nazis.

Another case involved Viorel Trifa, an alleged student leader in Romania’s fascist Iron Guard movement. He became bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Church in the US and once led prayers in Congress. The FBI knew of his background, according to the US government historian Norman Goda. But, Dr Goda said, the FBI director J. Edgar Hoover considered him a “very desirable part of the landscape during the Cold War.

Men like him kept emigre communities from being sympathetic to communist governments back home”.

Mykola Lebed, a Ukrainian accused of aiding German stormtroopers in the suppression of wartime resistance, was also protected by the CIA. He was hired by the US Army Counter Intelligence Corps and later by the CIA. In 1953, the US immigration service wanted to investigate Lebed but called off the investigation after the CIA intervention.

Dr Goda said the documents show that US Immigration was not, as long thought, “asleep at the switch” during the years when many Nazi sympathisers entered America. They were often thwarted by the CIA, he added.

The records also shed new light on how the Nazi Government raised more than $ 20 million in foreign exchange between 1936 and 1941 with the help of US banks, particularly Chase National Bank (now JP Morgan Chase). US banks made more than $ 1.2 million in commissions.

[Source: By Tim Reid in Washington, The Times, London, UK, 14May04]
http://www.derechos.org/nizkor/excep/usnazi.html
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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome’s father, Judge William Newsome, was a business partner of Nazi Otto von Bolschwing, the SS officer who settled in the U.S. after the war.

Mae Brussell traced the connections in 1987: “Adolf Hitler’s Reinhard Gehlen, OTTO ALBRECHT von BOLSCHWING, to the Iran-Contragate evidence. TCI, Stanford Technology. John Paul Getty, Rumanian Iron Guard … ”

Gordon Getty, fourth son of J. Paul, is Gavin Newsome’s financial angel. Wikipedia: “Getty is one of the nation’s leading venture capitalists and philanthropists. … Though a Republican, he is a major fundraiser for local and national Democratic Party candidates, and has contributed to the campaigns of NANCY PELOSI, Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, and John Kerry.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Getty

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