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Historian says Red Cross, Vatican, Allies all aided some Nazi escapes after World War II

Catholic World News - May 30, 2011

The Vatican, the International Red Cross, and government officials in the US and other Western nations all helped Nazi leaders escape from Germany and avoid prosecution after World War II, according to a new book by a Harvard researcher.

Gerald Steinacher, the author of Nazis on the Run, said that in many cases, those who helped Nazis escape were probably acting innocently, trying to help needy individuals in the post-war chaos. However, he says that some officials at the Vatican, and some in American intelligence agencies, seemed to be aware of what they were doing.

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