10,000 German speaking, mostly Jewish, refugees were trained at Fort Ritchey Maryland in Psychological Warfare and sent back to occupied Europe after VE day as translators, interrogators, investigators, disinformation agents, clerks, lawyers, gaolers and war booty hunters etc. These men were called “The Ritchey Boys” and they were all over Nuremburg during the trial, along with media technicians from Hollywood and NYC who covered the trial.
In his letters to home to his wife, prosecutor Thomas “Shrunken Heads” Dodd, wrote that there were so many Jews there that he was afraid it might impact the public perception of the raison d’etre for the war and fairness of the proceedings at the trial. In his book ‘The World Conquerors’, Hungarian journalist Louis Marshelko wrote “Out of 3000 people employed on the staff at the Nuremberg Courts, 2400 were Jews.”
Jewish Marxist intellectuals of The Frankfurt School, Herbert Marcuse, Franz Neumann, Theodore Adorno and Otto Kircheimer were at Nuremberg managing the trial (Marcuse), vetting evidence (Franz Neumann) overseeing the ‘De-Nazification’ of the German media (Theodore Adorno) and engaging in a variety of other activities as OSS agents. Marcuse and Neumann were active in the struggle for power over the proceedings between William Donovan and Robert Jackson. Jackson prevailed, but kept Donovan’s neo-Marxist agents busy in Nuremburg for the duration of the trial.
When Julius Streicher proclaimed, “Purimfest l946!” as Master Sergeant John C. Woods put the noose around his neck he wasn’t kidding. The condemned were all hanged on the day of the Jewish Feast of Purim that year.