The Wolff Pack : Part II
The Wolff Pack : Part IV

The Wolff Pack : Part III

...continued from The Wolff Pack : Part II

In The Wolff Pack : Part I, I stated that:

"'Operation Sunrise' secured the future of both Dulles and Wolff. Dulles because he was later appointed CIA head under the Eisenhower Administration, and Wolff because he did not have to face trial at Nuremberg despite overwhelming evidence of his complicity in the Holocaust."

In the comments section of that post, Gary Krupp stated that he was:

"...truly fascinated watching an historical revisionist at work. Contrary to your implications, General Karl Wolff was in fact imprisoned in 1945. I fail to see what Allen Dulles has to do with the plot to kidnap the Pope. Your attempt to force your square peg theories into the round hole of reality, quite eloquently I might add, is impressive. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad might wish to capitalize on your considerable revisionist talents in helping him with his quest to prove the Holocaust never really happened."

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:

" In a climate where world public opinion was shocked by photos of corpses and survivors from concentration and extermination camps, there was no way for Himmler's former chief of staff--one of the highest ranking SS officers to survive--to escape early imprisonment. Wolff was moved from one internment camp to another and regularly interrogated. He almost was named as one of the major defendants at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, but he lucked out.

"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.

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