Dean Reuter, author of The Hidden Nazi: The Untold Story of America's Deal with the Devil. Reuter is General Counsel of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy and a fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School.
On January 27, 1945, the Auschwitz Concentration Camp was liberated by Allied troops. The new book, The Hidden Nazi, tells the story of SS Nazi general Hans Kammler, the worst Nazi you've never heard of. As documented in The Hidden Nazi, the Holocaust could not have happened without Kammler, for it was Kammler who:
Identified Auschwitz as the site to become the Nazi's deadliest killing camp.
Expanded the camp to hold 250,000 prisoners.
Designed and installed the camp's gas chambers and crematoria.
Made weekly and even daily visits to the camp to oversee his work. Used his same methods to build concentration camps throughout the Reich.
Played an integral part in creating the SS slave labor regime.
Kammler's work extended not just to Auschwitz, but to camps throughout the Third Reich, making him responsible for perhaps more deaths than any other Nazi figure. If Heinrich Himmler was the architect of the Holocaust, Kammler was its engineer. Sadly, no one has revealed Kammler's role at Auschwitz or in the Holocaust because, at the end of the war, he succesfully faked his own suicide. Behind that contrived suicide was a deal between Kammler and the Americans: in return for his life, Kammler would deliver the German's highly advanced rocket research and team, and other invaluable technology as America turned to the Cold War. Ergo, one of the most prolific mass murderers in history escaped justice and the scrutiny of historians. He’s the worst Nazi war criminal you’ve never heard of... Sidekick to SS Chief Heinrich Himmler and supervisor of Nazi rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, General Hans Kammler was responsible for the construction of Hitler’s slave labor sites and concentration camps. He personally altered the design of Auschwitz to increase crowding, ensuring that epidemic diseases would complement the work of the gas chambers. Why has the world forgotten this monster? Kammler was declared dead after the war. But the aide who testified to Kammler’s supposed “suicide” never produced the general’s dog tags or any other proof of death. Dean Reuter, Colm Lowery, and Keith Chester have spent decades on the trail of the elusive Kammler, uncovering documents unseen since the 1940s and visiting the purported site of Kammler’s death, now in the Czech Republic. Their astonishing discovery: US government documents prove that Hans Kammler was in American custody for months after the war—well after his officially declared suicide. And what happened to him after that? Kammler was kept out of public view, never indicted, or tried, but to what end? Did he cooperate with Nuremberg prosecutors investigating Nazi war crimes? Was he protected so the United States could benefit from his intimate knowledge of the Nazi rocket program and Germany’s secret weapons? The Hidden Nazi is true history more harrowing—and shocking—than the most thrilling fiction. FIND HIM ON FACEBOOK HERE: