Adolf Hitler’s most decorated assassin ‘later worked for ISRAELI secret service as a hitman killing Nazi rocket scientists’
- Decorated S.S. killer Otto Skorzeny later joined Israel’s Mossad as a hitman
- Allegations say Skorzeny assassinated rocket scientist Heinz Krug in 1962
- Krug worked on Nazi V1 and V2 programmes but vanished from his office
- Claimed to be Israeli plot to intimidate German scientists working for Egypt
Adolf Hitler’s most decorated S.S. killer was signed up by the Israeli secret service Mossad after WWII as a hitman charged with eliminating former Nazi rocket scientists.
Israeli newspaper Haarertz said Otto Skorzeny – the brutal but brilliant rescuer of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini who went on to commit war crimes by dressing German troops in American uniforms during the Battle of the Bulge – assassinated Heinz Krug on September 11, 1962.
Krug, 49, was one of a number of Nazi rocket experts who worked on Hitler’s V1 and V2 programmes recruited to work for Egypt to develop missiles capable of wiping out the Jewish state.
Krug was never found after vanishing from his office in Munich.
Now Haaretz reveals: ‘Based on interviews with former Mossad officers and with Israelis who have access to the Mossad’s archived secrets from half a century ago, Krug was murdered as part of an Israeli espionage plot to intimidate the German scientists working for Egypt.’
The most astounding part of the claim is that Lt. Col. Skorzeny – holder of the Knight’s Cross, Nazi Germany’s highest award for valour – was a member of the hit squad.
Haaretz said its sources spoke out about his extraordinary role within the Mossad only if they were not identified.
According to the newspaper, Krug was at the top of the Mossad list for assassination. He was a superstar during the war at Peenemunde, the Baltic island where Wernher von Braun constructed the ‘wonder weapons’ Hitler was convinced would bring Germany final victory.
Haaretz said von Braun offered Krug the chance to go to America with him and other members of the team to work on the rockets which would win the race for space with the moon landings.
It went on: ‘Krug opted for another, seemingly more lucrative option: joining other scientists from the Peenemünde group — led by the German professor Wolfgang Pilz, whom he greatly admired — in Egypt. They would set up a secret strategic missile program for that Arab country.
‘In the Israelis’ view, Krug had to know that Israel, the country where so many Holocaust survivors had found refuge, was the intended target of his new masters’ military capabilities. A committed Nazi would see this as an opportunity to continue the ghastly mission of exterminating the Jewish people.’
At first Mossad contented itself with a war of harassment against Krug and his comrades: anonymous threatening phone calls at midnight and unsigned letters calling for him to quit his Egyptian assignment.
According to Haaretz, Krug contacted Skorzeny, then 54, because he felt Hitler’s favourite warrior would protect him. American and British military intelligence once labeled Skorzeny ‘the most dangerous man in Europe’ for his remarkable exploits, the most famous of which was flying a gliderborne rescue squad to the top of an Italian mountain to rescue Mussolini from partisans.
‘Krug contacted Skorzeny in the hope that the great hero — then living in Spain — could create a strategy to keep the scientists safe,’ said Haaretz.
But unbeknown to him, the former servant of the organziation which carried out the Holocaust of six million Jews, was already in the pay of Mossad. Haaretz
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