Updated: Jan 31

Michael Moore January 27 2021 Email:

A paper on the history and formation of Interpol

‘…The Chief of the Security Police and SD. SS Ober gruppenfuhrer Heydrich began by announcing his appointment by the Reich Marshal as the person responsible for 'the preparation of the final solution of the European Jewish question and pointed out that this meeting was being held to achieve clarity in basic questions…'

'…The supervision of the final solution was, regardless of geographical boundaries, centralized in be hands of the Reichfuhrer SS and Chief of the German Police (Chief of the Security Police and SD)… '

The above are extracts from the minutes of a meeting held in Berlin on the 20th of January 1942.The 'Wannsee Conference', as it was called, had been attended by such notorious figures as SS Reinhardt Heydrich, Dr. Alfred Meyer, Dr. William Kritzinger, SS Gruppenfuhrer Heinrich Muller (RSHA), and the infamous SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Adolf Eichmann among others.

The meeting was held at AM grossen, Wannsee, Berlin in the offices of the International Criminal Police Commission known popularly as INTERP OL.

I guess we have all had the romantic notion of Interpol that is portrayed so well by the media and movies etc. The international police network stretching its tentacles far and wide across the globe , fighting crime and bringing to justice the international drug smugglers and criminals of the day.

Well nothing could be further from the truth. In fact Interpol has been implicated time and time again in Nazism, Drug Trafficking and false dossiers over the past years.

When Interpol was first created on September the 3rd, 1923 in Vienna, Austria, it had the highest of ideals. The basic concept was excellent. A network of police from various nations cooperating together to locate and catch criminals who had evaded justice by crossing the borders of nations to escape arrest, and bringing them to justice. However all this was to change in 1941 when SS Reinhard Heydrich achieved control of Interpol by some clever political maneuvering and by moving the Headquarters of Interpol from-Vienna to Berlin. Heydrich remained President until 1942 whereupon it was handed over to Dr. Ernst Kaltbrunner who was later executed for war crimes at Nuremberg in 1946, served as President until 1945.

At the end of the war one of the permanent officials of Interpol was named as President, a Mr. F. E. Louwage from Belgium. Louwage, at the beginning of the war, had been the Inspector General of the Surete de I'Etat, the State Security Police in Belgium. Despite this he continued to work for the Nazis throughout the war and was a known Nazi sympathizer. Louwage remained President of Interpol and carried this sympathy right up to 1956.

This thread of Nazi officers and influence continued up to recent times. When, for example, the then President Paul Dickopf died in September 1973, he was praised by police forces around the world. It was two years later when research found that Paul Dickopf also had a Nazi past. He had been a member of the National Socialist German Student Organisation, the famous Hitler Youth. His career began at the Kriminalpolizie (KRIPO) as a criminal commissar candidate. Dickopf then joined the SD Reichfuhrer SS and in 1938 volunteered to join the SS Fuhrerschule of the Sicherheitspolizie -- the Security Police. His SS number was 337259.

We might begin to ask what possible use would the Interpol Network be to the post war Nazis? Well it is a known fact that many Nazis fled to South America, the US and even Australia at the end of the war. Such a network would have been invaluable as an aid to providing an escape route and to hindering possible queries concerning these criminals. There are many advantages to having control over a vast network with the cooperation of police forces around the world.

But it does not end there. Interpol is in the enviable position of enjoying full immunity from inspection, examination and direct taxation. It also has complete immunity from legal suits. How can this be? Firstly Interpol is a private organisation. It does not come under the constitution of any country or even the United Nations. It is based in France but not subject to the legal processes of that country having been granted immunity from this By a piece of political chicanery called the 'Seat Agreement'. It was originally signed in 1982 by Jolly Bugarin who was the President at that time, and Andre Lewin, the Director of the United Nations and International Organisations Section of the Ministry of External Relations in France. This agreement means that Interpol is virtually untouchable and not accountable to any country or nation. For example, Article 5 of this agreement gives Interpol complete immunity from Legal Suits. Article 7 states that,

"The archives of the organisation and, in general, all documents belonging or held by it in whatever form, shall be inviolable wherever they are located."

However, Article 7 of this agreement was in direct violation of the then existing French Law regarding the accessibility and public examination of agency records and files. So in 1982 Christian Nucci, the then Minister of Cooperation and Development in the French Parliament, introduced a Bill which ratified the Seat Agreement by getting its provisions passed into law as well as, at the same time, nullifying existing laws guaranteeing public access to agency records. As a result ' of his (Nucci) efforts this bill was quietly slipped through Parliament in 1983 when there were only 5 members present out of more than 400.