U.S. tipped to Holocaust in ’42
By Richard Willing, USA TODAY
Posted 5/13/2004 10:54 AM
Updated 5/13/2004 11:14 PM
WASHINGTON –; U.S. intelligence officials learned within months of the U.S. entry into World War II that Nazi Germany planned mass killings to eliminate Jews, scholars reviewing newly declassified reports said Thursday.
“It was an intelligence failure,” said Richard Breitman, an American University Holocaust historian who studied the documents. “The early information was not assimilated or used correctly.”
Breitman was part of a team of scholars, citizens and government officials who reviewed more than 240,000 pages of documents at the National Archives related to Nazi and other World War II-era crimes. The material was from files of the FBI, CIA and its predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services.
The documents show a federal intelligence unit was formed to interview Jews who immigrated from Axis countries in 1941 and 1942. One, Joseph Goldschmied, described how Germans seized money and property from Jews in his hometown, Prague, Czechoslovakia, and sent thousands to die in the Theresienstadt detention camp.
Webmaster note: It is worth repeating that there are no Nazi documents or code intercepts that support Holocaust extermination claims. Therefore, there cannot be proof of such a program in the National Archives. In fact, there are no such documents or other evidence cited by this article in support of its main claim. Don’t they trot out this “we have now, finally, at long last, this-time-for-certain, found the evidence to support Holocaust extermination claims” story every couple of years? At the very least, these articles acknowledge that up until now, they have found no proof worthy of the name, otherwise, these findings would be neither revelations nor even newsworthy.