The order and its members have been proven to be linked with the "Rat Run", the post-WWII escape route used by high-ranking Nazis and death camp scientists from defeated Germany to the Americas.
Perversely, after the war the orders highest decoration, the Grand Cross of Merit, was awarded to Nazi General Reinhard Gehlen, Hitlers Eastern Front intelligence chief, who was highly complicit in the atrocities carried out by the Nazis in Russia and Eastern Europe - mainly the unprecedented slaughter of Jews and civilian Slavs.
Leading war-time journalist George Seldes attempted to reveal this "unholy alliance" through his newspaper articles, but was rarely published at the time, and efforts were made to kill him.
Joseph Hellers satirical novel "Catch 22" made light of this insanity with his "we agreed to bomb our own bases in return for the Nazis buying our chocolate covered cotton".
Under international law this organization has independent Sovereign status, which assures nationalistic loyalty from its members, above and beyond allegiance to their own country - they also have Permanent Observer status at the United Nations.
The current Grand Master, Andrew Willoughby Bertie, is descended from Mary Stuart (Mary Queen of Scots) which places him firmly in the Sion/Grail historical scenario.
As a consequence in July 1944 Pope Pius XII awarded Donovan the Grand Cross of the Order of St.
Sylvester, the oldest and most prestigious of papal knighthoods, and the highest Catholic award ever received by an American.
They participate in secret ceremonies and feudal ritual dress, and embrace a strong class/caste mentality as part of their initiation into Rosicrucian dogma.He was a close friend of Argentinian president and knight Juan Peron, who recent CIA documents prove was also involved in the laundering of Nazi gold through the Vatican Bank. Farben not only produced gasoline for the Nazi war machine, it manufactured "Zyklon B", used slave labor before and during the war (including their huge petro-chemical factory adjacent to Auschwitz death camp), owned Bayer Pharmaceuticals which according to a current lawsuit was directly involved in Dr.Conveniently for Nazi members who did not escape Europe, William Donovan served as chief aide to the American prosecutor at the chemical corporation. Josef Mengeles horrific Auschwitz experiments, and was spared from Allied bombings due to its Rockefeller interests.In fact, one could upon "Wild Bill" Donovan personally.
At the end of the First World War Donovan led a secret mission to Siberia to observe the Russian Revolution.Due to his reconnaissance an American unit was sent to fight the Russian Bolsheviks who were broadly considered Allies, as they were still fighting the Germans alongside the British and the French in the trenches of Europe.