The Ease With Which Nazi Party Members Reinvented Their Past

Journalist Malte Herwig, reporter for Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin in Germany, opened Pandora’s box and into the country’s past to unearth a shocking number of Nazi Party members in prominent postwar positions. The conspiracy, he says, went right to the top.

When Malte Herwig, now a reporter for Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin in Germany, worked as a journalist for the weekly news magazine Der Spiegel n 2006,...