Nazi papers declassified

The U.S. government declassified more than 8 million pages of files related to Nazi war crimes.
The material including documents relating to the CIA’s employment of suspected Nazi war criminals after World War II.

The members of the government’s Interagency Working Group said at a news conference on Tuesday that the revelations pointed to the dangers of working with war criminals, as the United States did after World War II.

Among other revelations, the papers show that former Nazis employed by the United States were more susceptible to recruitment as double agents by the Soviet Union.

Additionally, the papers show that the United States had a strong lead on the whereabouts of Adolf Eichmann in 1958, but did not pursue it because of fears that his capture would expose the Nazi past of high-ranking officials in the West German government, which was allied with the United States