My 39 cents.
Both Condoleezza Rice and Don Rumsfeld have recently claimed that we faced the same kind of resistance in post-war Germany that we are experiencing in Iraq. Rice asserts, "SS officers, called 'werewolves,' engaged in sabotage and attacked coalition forces"--note to Ms. Rice, the word was "Allied," not "coalition," back then--"and Germans who were cooperating with them, much like today's Baathists and Fedayeen fe·da·yee
n. pl. fe·da·yeen
A commando or guerrilla, especially an Arab commando operating in the Middle East.
[Arabic fid ."
Rumsfeld apparently relying on a similar briefing paper, says that postwar Nazis "plotted sabotage of factories, power plants, rail lines. They blew up police stations and government buildings."
Rice says this problem was at its height in 1945-1947. I was in the Army in 1945, but in January 1946, I arrived in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of to enter Columbia and quickly became a newspaper junkie junkie Popular health A popular term for a person, usually an IV narcotic abusing addict, whose life is disorganized vis-á-vis family and societal structure, whose existence revolves around obtaining–often through theft, prostitution or other illicit . That meant I read The New York Times, PM, the New York Herald-Tribune, and the New York Post The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. Since 1976, it has been owned by Australian-born billionaire Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and is one of the 10 with some care, and quickly scanned the Sun, the World-Telegram, the Journal-American, the Daily News, and the Daily Mirror--total cost was 39 cents a day. You could say that I was reasonably well informed, and I don't recall any but the most isolated incidents of sabotage by any Nazi. PM and the Post, both liberal and anti-Nazi, would have been zealous in reporting such incidents. But if you doubt my memory, see Daniel Benjamin's recent article in Slate that demolishes the Rice-Rumsfeld diesis di·e·sis
n. pl. di·e·ses
See double dagger.
[Medieval Latin, semitone (which was indicated by a double dagger), from Latin, quarter tone, from Greek diesis, .
What we know now is that most of the Nazis went into hiding or took care to conceal or minimize their past sins. Travel to Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay was popular. Those who had experience in rocketry rock·et·ry
The science and technology of rocket design, construction, and flight.
the science and technology of the design and operation of rockets
or Soviet intelligence found jobs with us. Violent resistance was never a significant factor in American occupied Germany. Rice and Rumsfeld are lying--again.