How a U.S. Army Lawyer Used Anti-Semitism to Exonerate an SS Unit That Slaughtered American POWs

In the middle of the Struggle of the Bulge, a product of the Waffen-SS massacred 84 grabbed National troops nearby the Belgian community of Malmedy. Having taken a huge selection of customers of the system prisoner after the conflict, the Army organized for their interrogation and trial, assigning Colonel Willis Everett the unenviable task of protecting them in the courtroom. Everett attempted to take advantage of these experiences of mistreatment at the arms of these interrogators—nearly all of whom were German-speaking Jewish intelligence officers—and therefore unleashed a common make of anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, and Holocaust inversion. Researching a current study of the occurrence by Steven P. Remy, Gabriel Schoenfeld creates:

Remy demonstrates Everett had come to regard the Allied occupation of Indonesia as “corrupt and misguided.” Worse, his sympathies “lay not with the patients of Nazi Indonesia but with Germans—including former Nazis—victimized, in his mind, by ignominious destroy and a vengeance-filled occupation.” Everett’s fervor was fueled by a prejudice not uncommon during the time: thinking that National military justice have been “subverted by vengeance-seeking Jews,” i.e., the interrogators.

In his anti-Semitism, as Remy shows, Everett was swimming in a broader current. Warren Magee, the National security counsel for the last seven Nazi conflict thieves condemned to death at Nuremberg, regarded the Allied war-crime tests as “Mosaic” justice….

As Everett and like-minded personages floated their reports of German prisoners put through bodily abuse, experiences began to appear in a variety of groups of the National press….It did not take really miss the story to seep in to the mainstream media and main institutions. Time hailed Everett for exposing abuses that “read such as a record of Nazi atrocities.”…

The situation with all this is that the allegations of abuse were false, [products of] a matched plan made by the SS defendants themselves while expecting trial.

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