CIA Wiretap Records Reveal Link Nazi Criminal Rademacher Spied for West Germany

A wiretap operation conducted by the CIA against the BND, West Germany's foreign intelligence service, in the early 1960s revealed that the BND employed a senior Nazi war criminal, Franz Rademacher, to spy for it in Syria, CIA records show. Rademacher, a foreign ministry official during the war, submitted a notorious travel expense claim in 1941 -- 'Liquidation of Jews in Belgrade.'
Von Axel Frohn und Klaus Wiegrefe
Franz Rademacher during his trial in Bamberg, Bavaria, in May 1968.

Franz Rademacher during his trial in Bamberg, Bavaria, in May 1968.

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Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein