Nazi collaborator spied for West Germany

Publié le par Matthew Day

JournalThe Telegraph published 27/09/2011 at 02:32 by Matthew Day, Warsaw

The Nazi who developed the use of mobile gas vans to "process" tens of thousands of Jews, communists and disabled people during the war later worked for West German intelligence.

Walther RauffWalther Rauff, who fled to South America after the fall of Hitler's Reich, provided the German secret service, the BND, with information on the likes of Fidel Castro and other Latin American revolutionaries, according to documents found by the newspaper Bild.

Under the alias Enrico Gomez he even spent six months in Cuba reporting back to Germany on Castro.

He did all this despite being the man who organised the murder of thousands of people.

As an SS officer Rauff oversaw the conversion of a number trucks so their carbon monoxide exhaust was piped into a sealed rear unit, large enough to contain as many 60 people.

He once noted with bureaucratic pride that his gas vans had "processed 97,000".

The Telegraph

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