Release U.S. report on Nazis’ safe haven, Wiesenthal Center urges





(JTA) -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center has called on President Obama to release a 2006 Justice Department report disclosing that the U.S. government provided a safe haven for Nazi war criminals.

The New York Times on Nov. 12 reported on the 600-page report, posted on the newspaper's website, which says that the U.S. government provided a safe haven for Nazis and detailed the government's effort to bring some alleged Nazi war criminals to justice.

“The Simon Wiesenthal Center urges the immediate release of the entire report," said Rabbis Marvin Hier, founder and dean, and Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the center. "There must be full transparency as to who, how, and why war criminals and Nazi collaborators were protected by our government during the Cold War....


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