In The Wolff Pack : Part I, I stated that:
In the comments section of that post, Gary Krupp stated that he was:
Aside from the deeply offensive nature of the Ahmadinejad remark, readers will note that my words were Wolff "did not have to face trial at Nuremberg..."
Mr. Krupp sidesteps the issue by stating that Wolff was "imprisoned."
Let us examine facts drawn from original [not revisionist] documents emanating from an unimpeachable source.
In 1999, in accordance with the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act of 1998, President Clinton established the Nazi War Criminal Records Interagency Working Group (IWG). The group was directed to locate, inventory, recommend for declassification, and make available to the public all classified Nazi war criminal records. These records are kept by the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Professor Richard Breitman was appointed the Director of Historical Research for the IWG and, after examining a certain group of records,* had this to say about Karl Wolff:
"It seemed to him that Dulles had failed to carry out a promise or a moral obligation to help him. In early 1946 Wolff was diagnosed as paranoid and was confined in a mental institution: he thought he was pursued by Jewish demons. After considerable American hesitation about prosecuting him because of his participation in Operation Sunrise, the British proposed to try him together with Field Marshal Kesselring. But they changed their plans and instead held a little-publicized trial in Hamburg in 1949, in which Wolff's partners in Operation Sunrise wrote affidavits or testified on his behalf. He was acquitted."
Far from being a defendant at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Karl Wolff appeared only as a witness for the prosecution.**
to be continued...
* National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 263: Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, Records of the Directorate of Operations, Analysis of the Name File of Guido Zimmer, Professor Richard Breitman, American University, IWG Director of Historical Research.
** Nazi war crimes, US intelligence and selective prosecution at Nuremberg: Controversies Regarding the Role of the Office of Strategic Services, Professor Michael Salter, Routledge, 2007.