The Nazis Next Door
Nazis Next Door is a book by the
Washington D.C. journalist Eric Lichtblau. This book describes how the most
atrocious Nazi killers during the Hitler years, 1933-1945, were rewarded and
honored in the United States until, at the end of the 20th century
and primarily in the early years of the 21st century, a few, a very
few, of these mass murderers were prosecuted, deprived of their American
citizenship, and deported.
thousand Nazi murderers were employed by our government. These
were people who threw newborn Jewish babies out of fourth story hospital
windows so that these tiny children smashed their little heads on the cement
pavement, so that their brains flowed into the streets. These killers forced
Jewish children, women, and men into gas ovens after stealing everything their
victims had brought with them into the murder camps. Many of the mass murderers
were not Germans, but Christian volunteers
from Poland, the Ukraine, and Lithuania and Russia. They all viewed all
Jews, even newborn babies, as “Christ killers” and therefore deserving of
Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation appointed
many of the mass murderers to excellent government jobs from which the retired
with large pensions and Social Security payments.
of these killers claimed, when later confronted, that they were forced to commit
the killings. Others claimed that their presence in killing camps was only to do
some office paperwork or that they worked in areas where no one was murdered.
Among these murderers were M.D.s, doctors who performed gruesome experiments on
helpless Jews. Some were frozen in ice, others were forced into superheated
areas, and others were subject to experiments involving useless surgery without
anesthetics. All were murdered in these experiments by doctors who had
sworn to help the sick.
the late 1980’s and thereafter, the US Justice department established a
division whose job it was to seek out Nazis living in the US. The “Nazi
hunters” traveled all over Europe to find evidence of the horrors these
killers had inflicted on so many victims. As a result John Demjanjuk,
a Ukrainian immigrant and former concentration camp guard, was deported.
Tom Soobzokov, a
SS (Schutzstaffel or protection division) murderer was killed by a bomb someone
planted at his house. The bombers were never identified. Dr. Humbertus Stukhold,
a feted doctor of space medicine
who had come to America, was greatly admired in this country until his
record as a fearsome killer in the German camps became known after his death.
The book identifies a number of the worst Nazi killers ever to come to this country. Most of them lived here many years without being identified or recognized. They had a wonderful life in America, even as thousands of Jews who survived the Holocaust stayed for years in so called Displaced Person camps until they could move to Israel.
For centuries, philosophers have discussed whether or not there is justice in this world. So far there is no answer.
Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications, including The American Jewish Community in the 20th and 21st Century (2021).