Espionage and the funding of the conquering communists post-war Europe

Harry Dexter White (Weit) architect of the Morgenthau Plan



The covert European Revolution and how it was funded

In 1943 the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was set up – clearly an organization with post-war objectives. When the war ended, UNRRA set up “Displaced Persons” camps. In 1946, British General Sir Frederick Morgan, nominal head of UNRRA operations in Germany (before his dismissal), stated at a press conference in Frankfurt, charged that an organized Jewish group was sponsoring an exodus of Jews from Poland into the U.S. zone of Germany. “They certainly do not look like a persecuted people. I believe they have got a plan, a positive plan, to get out of Europe.”
They had an abundance of money, to a great extent U.S. occupation marks, printed by the Russians.

Jews from Poland were pouring into Western Germany from the East and passing ‘through’ the UNRRA operated camps. In these camps many of them received military instruction, for the invasion of Palestine, from uniformed, non-commissioned officers.
This immense army of “carpetbaggers” who followed the American and British armies into Germany, were joined by a similar army of occupiers from the Soviet east. These occupiers wore British, American and Soviet uniforms, but all displayed the same ethnicity.

In the wake of the advancing American forces, a sinister fifth column followed, the members of which in ninety-nine per cent of the cases, were not Americans. This revengeful army was made up of emigrants from Eastern European countries, of black market operators from Brooklyn ghettos, of Czech, Polish and Hungarian Jews.

Simultaneously, the conquering flood began to move eastwards. A mass of several hundred thousand released from the internment camps surged toward Poland, Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia, to become officers in the Communist police forces and other terror organizations; and to assume judicial powers in the people’s tribunals, so as to be able to pass sentence upon innocent people in an orgy of revenge. They filled all major and minor posts in the C.I.C., organised according to the Morgenthau Plan, they swarmed in the O.S.S., in the various commissions searching for [“alleged”] war criminals, as well as in the American security organisations. They became mayors of German towns and commandants of P.O.W. camps (administering more cruelly, the very things they had set down as crimes against Hitler) and they administered LaGuardia’s U.N.N.R.A. They occupied key positions in the American forces, thus exercised control over them and refugees swarmed into the best hotels.
They were welcomed with open arms by the Soviet MVD who were in control of the Eastern European countries… who financially facilitated these purportedly ‘poor persecuted people.’

General Patton wrote scathingly on how “Displaced Person,” meaning “Jews,” were living it up as virtual privileged saints in Germany after the war.

But where did they get the abundance of U.S. Occupation Marks?

Enter, Harry Dexter White.

Harry Dexter White (Weit), youngest child of Jewish Lithuanian immigrants to America, Joseph Weit and Sarah Magilewski, was an American economist, senior U.S. Treasury department official and an active agent of Soviet espionage. He was the senior American official at the 1944 Bretton Woods conference, at which he dominated and imposed his vision of post-war financial institutions, over various objections of the British. After the war, White was a major architect of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

Harry Dexter White (left) with John Maynard Keynes at the Bretton Woods Conference

White was a dedicated internationalist and his energies were directed at continuing the “Grand Alliance” (often called the “Strange Alliance” as it united the world’s greatest capitalist, colonial and communist states – the U.S., U.K. and Soviet Russia).
As head of the “INDEPENDENTLY-FUNDED” Office of Monetary Research, White was able to hire staff without the normal civil service regulations or background enquiries.

He was appointed assistant to Henry Morgenthau, Jr., the Secretary of the Treasury, to act as liaison between the Treasury and the State Department on all matters bearing on foreign relations. He was also made responsible for the ‘management and operation of the Exchange Stabilization Fund.’ He eventually came to be in charge of international matters for the Treasury, with access to extensive confidential information about the economic situation of the USA and its wartime allies.

According to Henry Morgenthau’s son, White was the principal architect of the Morgenthau Plan.
The Morgenthau Plan (signed by Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin), as authored by White, was to take all industry out of Germany, eliminate its armed forces, condemn at least two million Germans to slavery-like forced labour in Russia and convert the country into a pastoral community, in the process eliminating Germany’s economy and its ability to defend itself.
White opined that if the Russians needed two million German labourers to reconstruct their devastated areas, he saw nothing wrong with it; it was “in the interest” of Russia and even Germany that the labour force come from the ranks of the Gestapo, the S.S., the National Socialists party and the German people. “That’s not a punishment for crime,” he stated, “that’s merely a part of the reparations problem in the same way you want certain machines from Germany.”

Former President Herbert Hoover would in March 1947 remark;
“There is the illusion that the New Germany left after the annexations can be reduced to a ‘pastoral state’. It cannot be done unless we exterminate or move 25,000,000 people out of it.”
Dismantling of German heavy industry in the west, agreed upon at the Potsdam Conference, continued until 1951.


On March 20, 1945, State Department security officer, Raymond Murphy, interviewed Whittaker Chambers, a defecting Soviet. His notes record that Chambers identified White as “a member at large but rather timid”, who had brought various members of the American communist underground into the Treasury.

Senator William Jenner’s, Subversion in Government Departments Investigation, by the ‘Senate Internal Security Subcommittee’ (SISS), looked extensively into the problem of unauthorized and uncontrolled powers exercised by “non-elected officials” – specifically White. Part of its report looked into the implementation of Roosevelt administration policy and was published as the ‘Morgenthau Diary’ – The report stated;

  • “The concentration of Communist sympathizers in the Treasury Department, and particularly the Division of Monetary Research, is now a matter of record. White was the first director of that division; those who succeeded him in the directorship were Frank Coe and Harold Glasser. Also attached to the Division of Monetary Research were William Ludwig Ullman, Irving Kaplan, and Victor Perlo. White, Coe, Glasser, Kaplan, and Perlo were all identified as participants in the Communist conspiracy.”

The committee also heard testimony by Henry Morgenthau’s speech-writer, Jonathan Mitchell, that White had tried to persuade him that the Soviets had developed a system that would ‘Supplant Capitalism and Christianity.’

November 7, 1945, defecting Soviet espionage courier, Elizabeth Bentley, told investigators of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that in late 1942 or early 1943 she learned from Soviet spies Nathan Gregory Silvermaster and Ludwig Ullmann that one source, of the government documents they were photographing and passing on to her and NKVD spymaster, Jacob Golos, was Harry Dexter White.

In 1953, Senator Joseph McCarthy and Eisenhower administration Attorney General, Herbert Brownell, Jr. revealed that the FBI had warned the Truman administration about White before the President appointed him to the IMF. Brownell made public the FBI’s November 8, 1945 letter to the White House warning about White and others, and revealed that the White House had received the FBI report on “Soviet Espionage in the United States,” including the White case, six weeks before Truman nominated White (Weit) to the IMF.

July 31, 1948, Bentley told the ‘House Committee on Un-American Activities’ that White had been involved in espionage activities on behalf of the Soviet Union during World War II and had passed sensitive Treasury documents to Soviet agents. Bentley said White’s colleagues passed information to her from him. In her 1953 testimony Bentley said that White was responsible for passing Treasury plates for printing Allied military marks in occupied Germany to the Soviets, who thereupon printed currency with abandon, sparking a black market and serious inflation throughout the occupied country, costing the U.S. tax payers billions of dollars. However the alternative explanation (and subsequent admission) that Treasury officials feared that denying Soviet use of the plates in their occupation sector would “endanger postwar cooperation.”

Bentley wrote in her 1951 autobiography that she had been “able through Harry Dexter White to arrange that the United States Treasury Department turn the actual printing plates over to the Russians”

Although several had accused Bentley of lying, Bentley’s testimony would later be corroborated by a memorandum found in Soviet archives after half a century. In it, Gaik Ovakimian, head of the American desk of the NKVD (for which Bentley worked), cites a report from New York (where Bentley was based) from April 14, 1944 (when Bentley was running the Silvermaster group) reporting that, “following our instructions” via Silvermaster, White had obtained “the positive decision of the Treasury Department to provide the Soviet side with the plates for engraving German occupation marks.”

On August 13, 1948, White testified before HUAC and denied being a communist. He died three days later, of a heart attack on August 16, 1948, age 55. An overdose of digitalis was reported as the cause of death.


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