View Full Version : Nazis who left US still paid social security

10-20-2014, 04:06 PM

The US government has paid dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social security after forcing them to leave the US.
The payments, funded by taxpayers, were made through a legal loophole, an Associated Press investigation (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_NAZI_SOCIAL_SECURITY_ABRIDGED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-20-08-47-57) has uncovered. Some are still being paid.
Former guards at Nazi labour camps, where millions died, are among them.
The US justice department says benefits are paid to individuals who renounce US citizenship and leave voluntarily.
But there is anger that public money is being used in this way.
"It's absolutely outrageous that Nazi war criminals are continuing to receive Social Security benefits when they have been outlawed from our country for many, many, many years," said Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.
Getting paid:

Jakob Denzinger began serving in a Death's Head Unit in 1942, later settled in Ohio and became a plastic industry executive
Martin Hartmann volunteered for the SS in 1943, was stripped of his US citizenship and admitted to his Nazi past
Martin Bartesch was a guard at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, was working as a janitor when US authorities discovered past
Arthur Rudolph is accused of using slave labour at a Nazi rocket factory, brought to US after war due to technical prowess
John Avdzej was a Nazi-installed regional mayor in occupied Belorussia, claimed to have been a farmer when he immigrated to US
Wasyl Lytwyn served in a Nazi SS unit in the Warsaw Ghetto, worked as a shipping clerk in Chicago and later admitted concealing his SS service
Peter Mueller was a Nazi SS guard who came to the US in 1956 and resided in Illinois before voluntarily leaving for Germany

She said she plans to introduce legislation to close the legal loophole.
Four World War Two suspects are said to still be alive and collecting benefits. One is former SS guard Martin Hartmann, another is Auschwitz camp patroller Jakob Denzinger.
Mr Hartmann is said to have moved to Berlin from Arizona in 2007, while Mr Denzinger left Ohio for Germany in 1989. He currently resides in Croatia.....

Well besides hiding them and hiring them for the CIA and such via Operation Paper Clip (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip) and Operation Gladio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq90qOHodtQ).
More money down the rat hole, into the pockets of NAZI criminals.

But I guess the rest of this thread can be dedicated to the usual and most important question...
who's to blame more, the Rs or the Ds.
I'm Sure Obama has something to do with it. Maybe Bush too.