The Secret Documents
Nazi Plot Begins
and the Mandarins
Toys with Counterfeiting
The novelist John Steinbeck writes Franklin Roosevelt about counterfeiting
Hitler's reichsmarks, the President bucks it to his secretary of the Treasury,
who only too happy to discover that the British have already thought about
the idea and rejected it. Nevertheless, ordinary Americans have the same brainstorm,
and it's still in the CIA's playbook years later.
- Steinbeck to Roosevelt
President's Official File NARA/FDR Library President's Official File 3858
- Gaston memo to
NARA/FDR Morgenthau Diaries vol. 305 pp 16-17.
- Pinsent memo (1, 2)
NARA/FDR Morgenthau Diaries vol. 306, 179-82.
- Cortright letter
and comments (1)
NARA RG 226, entry 9.
- Letter to Donovan
about "a very able Colorado publisher" (1)
226 OSS Washington Director's Office
- Buxton letter to
president (1, 2)
NARA RG 226 OSS Washington Director's Office
- Stay on the lookout
for counterfeit dollars (1)
NARA RG 226.
- Jack Gurfein memo
on forging enemy currency (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
NARA RG226, entry 92.
- Central Intelligence
Agency (1, 2)
NARA CIA Crest Database
Krueger in Action
Bank is Robbed, and the Swiss Get Pounded
the Final Dump
Sleeping Dogs Lie"
Compiled and Selected by Lawrence Malkin and Margaret Shannon.
Unless otherwise identified, public documents are credited
to the U.S. National Archives (NARA); The British National Archives/Public
Record Office (PRO), and the archives of the Bank of England (B/E).
Detailed citations are found in the endnotes to Krueger's
Jack Gurfein Memo on Forging Enemy Currency (3