As the news has just broken that the bodies of 215 Native Canadian children appear to have been discovered buried near the long-closed Kamloops (British Colombia) Indian Residential School, we felt that it would be a good idea to provide researchers into the historical background of the genocide of Native American peoples carried out by the Canadian Government with the entirety of the 2015 Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on their Indigenous Schools Programme.
The very idea that the types of crimes that have been committed against the indigenous peoples of the world can be “reconciled” and “forgiven” by the mere setting up of “Truth and Reconciliation Committees” is utterly absurd. The current capitalist classes of Canada and the USA have been living off the wealth created by stealing the land of indigenous peoples and then slaughtering them without mercy and driving them from reservation to reservation from the 1600s to this very day! That they think they can merely set up such commissions and thereby sweep the world-historic crimes of their ancestors under the rug forever just shows how completely depraved and utterly irredeemable they are. There will never be a “reconciliation” between the victims of these crimes and the heirs of the fortunes stolen by those who originally committed the crimes. Only the total overthrow of the heirs of the capitalist class that committed the crimes and the transfer of their wealth to the indigenous communities will even begin to repair the damage done. That will take nothing less than a workers socialist revolution to accomplish.
News articles say that this 2015 report claimed that “only” 50 indigenous Canadian children (as young as 3) – torn from their families to be forcibly “assimilated” into Canadian society through a boarding school programme run by the Catholic Church from 1890 to 1969 (and by the Canadian Government from 1969 to 1978) – had died at this particular school. Recent studies using ground-penetrating radar have discovered what appears to be a mass grave of hundreds of previously undocumented burials at the site of the school.
We join with our sisters and brothers of the Indigenous peoples of Canada who mourn this latest revelation of atrocities committed against the First Nations who were robbed of their lands, their culture, their language, their lives and their children from the first encounter with Europeans seeking their fortune in the “New World” right up through the 20th century. The capitalist classes of North and South America have always covered up the atrocities they have committed against indigenous peoples historically; and they continue to commit genocide against indigenous peoples from the Arctic to the southern tip of South America in their mad lust for profits uber alles. Only after the working classes of North and South America finally overthrow the money-lusting capitalist classes and their capitalist system and replace them with egalitarian socialist workers republics can we even begin to honestly and sincerely work to put an end to the genocide of indigenous peoples of the world and to initiate the process of repairing the massive crimes against humanity committed against indigenous peoples by the capitalists.
These documents are undoubtedly full of lies; but what truth they contain is enough to enlighten workers all over the world to just one fraction of the monumental crimes that have been committed by the capitalists against the indigenous peoples of Canada.
We have re-ordered the documents to focus on the actual events instead of the tedious, self-serving volumes of phony apologias that are part of the guilt-ridden Canadian Government’s “final report”. Of course, it is now abundantly clear, as we learn more about the secret burials of hundreds of children, that this will NOT be the “final report”. Instead, it is a record of the continuing lies and deliberate obfuscation of the truth about the century-plus of horrors that occurred at these schools.
The genocide of the indigenous peoples of Canada and throughout North and South America and throughout the capitalist world continues to this very day in Canada in the form of the unsolved disappearances of thousands of Indigenous Canadian women traveling between their communities over the past several decades.
—- IWPCHI and Friends of WikiLeaks Chicago
[MOST RECENT UPDATE 4 SEPTEMBER 2020]
[UPDATED 16 AUGUST 2020: CIA cryptonym info added; extensive biographical info on some of von Bolschwing’s fascist Romanian Iron Guard co-conspirators; several new von Bolschwing docs added. UPDATED: 11/12 August 2020 with declassified CIA “Studies In Intelligence” article from 1998: “Prussian Nobleman, SS Officer, and CIA Agent: The Case of Otto Albrecht Alfred von Bolschwing” by Kevin C. Ruffner and a first-person account of how US military intelligence secured the services of top Nazi Military Intelligence chief Reinhard Gehlen and his fascist “Gehlen Organization.”]
It is a well-known fact that at the end of WWII the United States Government and its “intelligence agencies”, seeking to destroy the Soviet Union and to prevent the Communist Parties of Western Europe from being voted into power due to the enormous respect they had attained as leaders of the anti-fascist Resistance in WWII, recruited some of the worst Nazi war criminals as “freedom fighters” and intelligence agents. In recent decades the documentary proof of just to what extent the agents of the “Free World(TM)” conspired with the agents of Nazi Germany to get this job done have begun to be revealed. This blows away the prevailing myth spread by OSS and, later, the CIA and its apologists – in the US and elsewhere – that the OSS and CIA were created and led by “honorable men” working to defend “freedom” and “democracy” against “the forces of totalitarianism”. The US capitalist class and their “Deep State” have always allied themselves with the most “totalitarian” governments on Earth – provided that they were “pro-capitalist” totalitarians – like Hitler’s Nazis.
Here we examine the case of one Baron Otto von Bolschwing – a “former” German SS-Hauptsturmführer in the Nazi Sicherheitsdienst (SD) According to George Washington University’s National Security Archive “Bolschwing ‘had been [convicted and executed SS War Criminal Adolf] Eichmann’s tutor on Zionism and the politics of Zionism in the mid-1930s and then his ally in persecuting the Jews of Austria'”. Bolschwing was also the SS man working with the fascist Iron Guard of Romania during the war and had helped several of its leaders escape to Germany to avoid arrest after they had committed the infamous Bucharest pogrom of January 1941.
When the OSS and CIA first encountered von Bolschwing (perhaps as early as June, 1945 – just one month after the Nazi surrender) he was working with Nazi Military Intelligence General Reinhard Gehlen, who had maintained his entire Nazi “Foreign Armies East” (FHO) intelligence organization intact – records, staff and all. US military intelligence immediately acquired Gehlen, his staff and all his intelligence records and brought them all to Washington in August of 1945 (it’s not clear if von Bolschwing made this trip but he probably did not). [ See Report of Initial Contacts with General Gehlen’s Organization by John R Boker Jr May 1 1952]
By February, 1950, von Bolschwing transferred from the Gehlen Organization to the US Central Intelligence Agency; during his time working for the CIA in Europe he was magically transformed into a member of the anti-Nazi Resistance so that he could emigrate to the USA where he enjoyed a successful and lucrative career as both a businessman and sometime CIA operative. The Office of Strategic Services (OSS, wartime precursor to the CIA) prevented him from being arrested as a war criminal by the Soviets and the Austrians; later the CIA concocted a false biography for him in order to obtain de-Nazification papers from the Austrian Government and to get the US Immigration and Naturalization Service to allow him to enter the USA legally and become a US citizen.
Having been deliberately misled by US intelligence agencies for decades about von Bolschwing’s Nazi past, the US Department of Justice did not file charges against him until 1979, by which time he was so aged and infirm that the hearings had to be postponed. He died in a California nursing home in 1982.
This story is the common story of how the US Government helped perhaps hundreds of high-ranking Nazi war criminals evade prosecution for their crimes and enjoy long and often quite prosperous lives in the US and other countries around the world – often in the employment of the very US intelligence agencies that conspired to set them free.
This is a sample of the over 300 documents we have found on the CIA’s “Freedom of Information Act Reading Room” regarding SS-Hauptsturmführer von Bolschwing’s long career as top Nazi, OSS man and CIA agent. We may be adding more if we find any particularly intriguing ones. All of these documents are now hosted on our own website so you don’t have to surf to the CIA’s website to obtain them. They’ve also been backed up to the Internet Archive.
CIA cryptonyms used in these docs:
CIC: US Army’s Counter-Intelligence Corps
CID: US Army’s Criminal Investigative Division
DYCLEMATIS: CIA Office of Special Operations
GROOVY: CIA cable indicator for Austrian intelligence operations
GROSSBAHN: one of von Bolschwing’s CIA cover names. Others include USAGE and UNREST
GRUESOME: Detachment 35 of G-2 US Forces Austria (Det 35 G-2 USFA).
KUBARK: US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); CIA Headquarters, Langley, Virginia
LCFLUTTER: CIA code for a polygraph examination.
ODACID: US Embassy and/or US Dept. of State. If used in relation to a US embassy it likely refers to the embassy of the country being referred to in the document.
ODEUM: refers to the Nazi War Criminal-run Gehlen Organization, founding organization of the new West German Fourth Reich’s spy agency Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service aka BND).
ODIBEX: US Army
ODURGE: the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
OSS: Office of Strategic Services; WWII-era precursor to CIA.
REDCAP: “In 1951, CIA launched Operation REDCAP, ‘a systematic and concentrated program of penetration and defection inducement operations directed at Soviet official installations outside the USSR.'” The main focus was on citizens of the Soviet Union working in Germany and Austria. More info from this declassified CIA ‘working paper’: Operation REDCAP – CIA AND NAZI WAR CRIM. AND COL. CHAP. 11-21, DRAFT WORKING PAPER_0003
RUSTY: Gehlen Organization. von Bolschwing was recruited from the Gehlen Organization by the CIA.
TRAJAN: CIA cryptonym for Jon Margarit, Romanian fascist Iron Guardist, born in Greece. From 1942 worked for Nazi German Intelligence in Nazi-occupied Greece; in 1947 went to work for Gehlen Organization; von Bolschwing assisted Margarit’s infiltration into Romania where he went to work for Gehlen “to get in touch with the Romanian ‘Iron Guard’ and try to win them over to active intelligence work for the West” (see CIA Files for Romanian Fascist MARGARIT, JON_0100).
UJDRUID: Romanian fascist and Iron Guard leader Constantin (sometimes “Constantine”) Papanace. Von Bolschwing worked with him as a Nazi SD/SS officer in Romania and helped him escape to Germany after the Iron Guard was outlawed. Papanace had been a secretary in the Romanian Ministry of Finance during the Legionnaire Cabinet. After the war Papanace worked in Rome where he and his Romanian fascist exile group was “supported by the Vatican”* (*see CIA Files for Romanian Iron Guard Fascist PAPANACE, CONSTANTINE_0048). He was recruited by von Bolschwing on the CIA’s behalf to run agents for the CIA against the USSR in Romania and elsewhere. The Romanian government placed Papanace on its list of wanted war criminals in February of 1945 (see CIA Files for Romanian Iron Guard Fascist PAPANACE, CONSTANTINE_0008).
UNREST: von Bolschwing CIA cover name starting in February 1950
USAGE: von Bolschwing CIA cover name
UTILITY: CIA cryptonym for Nazi Military Intelligence Chief and founder of West German secret service BND Reinhard Gehlen.
ZACABAL: The CIA.
ZACABIN: CIA Office of Special Operations (OSO)
ZIPPER: Gehlen Organization (see ODEUM)
— FoWL Chicago
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: “Prussian Nobleman, SS Officer, and CIA Agent: The Case of Otto Albrecht Alfred von Bolschwing” by Kevin C. Ruffner from 1998 edition of “Studies In Intelligence”.
Background on von Bolschwing and his efforts on behalf of Romanian fascist “Iron Guard” and likely involvement in anti-Jewish pogrom in Bucharest, Romania in January, 1941: from Wikipedia article “Iron Guard”: “Failure and Destruction”; from From Wikipedia article “Legionnaires rebellion and Bucharest pogrom”: “The Bucharest pogrom”.