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Photo Gallery: The BND's Murky Past

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Obscuring the Past Intelligence Agency Destroyed Files on Former SS Members

Historians conducting an internal study of ties between employees of the German foreign intelligence agency and the Third Reich have made a shocking discovery. In 2007, the BND destroyed personnel files of employees who had once been members of the SS and the Gestapo.