Operation Safehaven (1944–48)

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Operation Safehaven was an Anglo-American program created in December 1944 to locate German assets in the neutral powers and steer them into "safe havens", generally British or American humanitarian organizations, after World War II.[1] The overall objective of the operation was to dissipate Nazi wealth in order to render any possible post-war resurgence (a so-called "Fourth Reich") controllable and to make it impossible for Germany to start another war.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Richard Breitman (2008), "Review of Safehaven: The Allied Pursuit of Nazi Assets Abroad by Martin Lorenz-Meyer", Journal of Cold War Studies 10(3): 164–66.
  2. ^ Korcaighe P. Hale (2009), "The Limits of Diplomatic Pressure: Operation Safehaven and the Search for German Assets in Ireland", Irish Historical Studies 36(143): 389–406.
  3. ^ Steury, Donald P. "The OSS and Project SAFEHAVEN Tracking Nazi "Gold"". CIA.gov. CIA. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Lorenz-Meyer, Martin (2007). Safehaven: The Allied Pursuit of Nazi Assets Abroad. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press.