Why Did the Mossad Hire a Nazi Assassin?

In the 1960s, Israel's Mossad hired a former (and unapologetic) Nazi to prevent Egypt from developing a missile program with the help of former Nazi scientists. This sensitive operation required the help of an expert in psychological warfare and Mossad agent, Yosef Raanan.

Raanan supervised the operation to recruit former Nazi SS Lieutenant Colonel Otto Skorzeny, because of his personal connection to German scientists working on Egypt's missile program. But the recruitment of a Nazi who showed no remorse for his actions required caution, wile, and moral compromise. Although Israel was hesitant to work with a former Nazi, ultimately, Skorzeny’s insider knowledge was critical to successfully stopping a major threat to Israeli national security.

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