Story of America's Deal with the Devil
Dean Reuter by Dean Reuter,
Colm Lowery, Keith Chester
Oct 8, 2019/ ISBN 9781621577355
Non-Fiction / History / Politics / War
by Elise Cooper
Hidden Nazi by Dean Reuter, Colm Lowery, and Keith Chester
delves into the story about America’s deal with the devil.
It lays out the case that Hans Kammler was truly the worst of
the worst, a general in the SS who perpetrated war crimes.
“People described Kammler as Himmler’s most brutal
henchman, the worst of the worst. He was described by other
SS men as obstinate, ruthless, and the worst man they knew.
These are from those that were involved in an organized genocide.
There is nothing redeeming about his character. He oversaw the
V1 and V2 rockets and was in charge of the research and mass
production. He was the person in command from cradle to grave,
from the research to the firing on England.”
There was a quote that I put in the book, ““If Adolf
Eichmann was the architect of the Holocaust, then General Hans
Kammler, was its engineer.” He identified Auschwitz as
the source, drafted up plans to double and then redouble it,
negotiated with the locals, put in irrigation and waterways,
designed the concentration camp barracks, and the gas chambers/ovens.
He actually went from one camp to another to study methods of
the death camps.”
Who was this little-known Nazi? Kammler was an assistant to
Heinrich Himmler, the leader of the Reichsfuhrer-SS, head of
the Gestapo and the Waffen-SS, and Nazi Minister of the Interior.
Kammler was in charge of building the concentration camps, perfecting
the gas chambers/crematoria, deciding to use slave labor, and
supervised underground factories where the V-2 rocket was built,
which could have had the capability of reaching the US.
This war criminal appears to have escaped punishment, helped
by the Americans, in exchange for the scientists that would
assist in defeating the Russians in the Cold War. The book begins
with the hypothesis that Kammler did not commit suicide as was
reported and probably lived out his life in South America. The
authors use past and present documents to prove their assumption,
that Kammler cheated justice and death.
Even more interesting is the author’s side note that explains
how Wherner von Braun was not the American hero he became. He
was involved in the Nazi program to attack the US with rockets,
had used slave laborers, and kept the US in the dark about some
of his research.
“We discuss at length in the book how he was Kammler’s
underling who delivered him to the US and made sure he did not
fall into the hands of the Russians. Records were ignored, scrubbed,
and the hard questions about their involvement in the Nazi regime
were not asked. Von Braun actually withheld documents from the
US. Through our research we found that he hid documents on some
technological advances of the rocket team. He never told anyone
he withheld them. I think he kept them hidden as a trade, but
became trapped, and if he revealed them, he would look devious.
In essence, he betrayed his saviors by never turning over the
documents. He was working on rockets that could reach the US
Eastern seaboard and turning them into chemical weapons. In
his initial interrogation when asked why he did not tell anyone
about this he said, ‘nobody asked.’”
The authors take readers on a spellbinding, thrilling, and suspenseful
hunt in search of this mysterious war criminal. The Hidden
Nazi reads like a crime thriller. People are once again
reminded how many Nazis survived the war and escaped justice
after they struck a deal with the Devil in exchange for their