Harold Weisberg

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Harold Weisberg (April 8, 1913 – February 21, 2002)[1] served as an Office of Strategic Services officer during World War II, a U.S. Senate staff member and investigative reporter, an investigator for the Senate Committee on Civil Liberties, and a U.S. State Department intelligence analyst who devoted 40 years of his life to researching and writing about the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King.[2] He wrote ten self-published and published books and approximately thirty-five unpublished books related to the details for those assassinations, mostly with respect to Kennedy's assassination.[3]

Weisberg was a strong critic of the Warren Commission report and of the methods used in investigating President Kennedy's murder. In this regard, he was avant-garde, embarking on a course that many other conspiracy theorists would later come to follow. Weisberg is best known for his seminal work, Whitewash, where he wrote: "Following thousands of hours of research in and analysis of the vast, chaotic, deliberately disorganized, padded and largely meaningless 26 volumes of the testimony and exhibits of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its 900-page Report – millions of words of which are not needed and are merely diversionary – I published the results of my investigation in a book, Whitewash: The Report on the Warren Report. In this book, I establish that the inquiry into the assassination was a whitewash, using as proof only what the Commission avoided, ignored, misrepresented and suppressed of its own evidence."[4]

On February 21, 2002, Weisberg died of cardiovascular disease at his home in Frederick, Maryland.[3]

Harold Weisberg Archive[edit]

In 1992, Weisberg decided to leave his files to Hood College, where the documents were scanned and digitized at jfk.hood.edu.[5]



  • Whitewash. New York: Dell Publishing (1966).[6]
  • Whitewash II: The FBI-Secret Service Cover Up. New York: Dell Publishing (1967).
  • Photographic Whitewash: Suppressed Kennedy Assassination Pictures. Frederick, Maryland: Weisberg (May 1967). ISBN 978-0911606034.
  • Oswald in New Orleans: Case for Conspiracy with the CIA. Foreword by Jim Garrison. New York: Canyon Books (1967). ISBN 978-1626360587.
  • Frame-Up: The Assassination of Martin Luther King (1970).
  • Whitewash IV: Top Secret JFK Assassination Transcript, with a legal analysis by Jim Lesar. Frederick, Mary.: Weisberg (1974).
  • Post Mortem: JFK Assassination Cover Up. Frederick, Maryland: Weisberg (1975).
  • Martin Luther King: The Assassination (1993).
  • Selections from Whitewash. New York: Carroll & Graf (1993) ISBN 978-0786700165.
  • Never Again! The Government Conspiracy in the JFK Assassination. New York: Carroll & Graf (1995). ISBN 978-0786702060.
  • Case Open: Unanswered JFK Assassination Questions. New York: Carroll & Graf (1996). ISBN 978-0786700981.
    • Also titled: Case Open: The Ommissions, Distortions and Falsifications of Case Closed.



  • "Darken Your House for... More Docule Birds Less Cannibalism." Everybody’s Poultry Magazine (October 1962): 9, 11, 36.
  • "Hysteria in Meat-Tyoe Birds." Everybody’s Poultry Magazine (December 1962): 9-10, 35.

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  • Testimony, with Jim Garrison. Grand Jury Proceedings Special Investigations. Orleans Parish Grand Jury (April 28, 1967)


This item has been digitized from Oliver Stone’s personal copy of the first version of the film script, and it contains handwritten notes from Harold Weisberg.


  1. ^ Library of Congress. "Weisberg, Harold, 1913-2002". id.loc.gov. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  2. ^ Weisberg, Harold (September 3, 2013). Frame-up : the assassination of Martin Luther King. Skyhorse Pub. ISBN 978-1626360211.
  3. ^ a b Bernstein, Adam (February 25, 2002). "H. Weisberg, 88; Critic of JFK Report". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Weisberg, Harold (October 1, 2013). Whitewash II: The FBI-Secret Service Cover-Up. Skyhorse Pub. ISBN 978-1628735727.
  5. ^ Riechmann, Deb (August 6, 1992). "JFK Researcher Leaves Work to Hood College". Washington Post.
  6. ^ Kaplan, John. "The Assassins." Reviews of Rush to Judgment by Mark Lane; Inquest by Edward Jay Epstein; Whitewash: The Report on the Warren Report by Harold Weisberg; The Oswald Affair by Léo Sauvage; The Second Oswald by Richard H. Popkin. Stanford Law Review, vol. 19, no. 5 (1967), pp. 1110–1151. JSTOR 1227605.

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