Dan McCallum – Annotated Bibliography

  1. Bellant, Russ. Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party. Boston: South End Press, 1991.

Much of Bellant’s book covers topics outside the scope of my research area but his detailing of the ties between former collaborators – particularly Nikolai Nazarenko – and the Republican Party is extremely useful in demonstrating the ideological and personal continuity between Nazi and Cold War anti-communism.

2. Davies II, Edward J., & Smelser, Ronald. The Myth of the Eastern Front: The Nazi-Soviet War in American Popular Culture. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Davies & Smelser examine the pervasive influence of former Nazis, especially ex-Wehrmacht, on the American popular consciousness during the Cold War. Most relevant to my topic is the discussion on the spreading of racist and inaccurate myths concerning Soviet soldiers in the memoirs of many ex-Nazis, myths which were often shared by US troops stationed in Cold War Europe.

3. Rossoliński-Liebe, Grzegorz. Stepan Bandera: The Life and Afterlife of a Ukrainian Nationalist – Fascism, Genocide, and Cult. Stuttgart: ibidem Press, 2014.

Chapter 6 onwards of this book provides invaluable information about the flight of Bandera and the broader OUN/UPA after the defeat of the Nazis and their subsequent expansion into anti-communist/Ukrainian nationalist organising in the US and Western Europe, as well as the alliances forged with Western governments.

4. Simpson, Christopher. Blowback: America’s Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988.

Simpson’s book is by no means a perfect source due to some spurious conclusions, but his extensive use of primary sources provide an invaluable account of how many ex-Nazis made their way into the United States as well as the roles many of them would go on to play – as well as a discussion of the ideological effect the introduction of many bona-fide fascists was bound to have.

5. Tromly, Benjamin. “Émigré Politics and the Cold War: The National Labor Alliance (NTS), United States Intelligence Agencies and Post-War Europe”. Contemporary European History 29, no. 1 (2020), pp. 44-59

Tromly has written widely on the topic of anti-communist Russian collaborators – this monograph examines the role of former ROA members in anti-communist politics in the post-war US, especially their relationship with the purge of suspected communists from the US labour movement.

6. United States, Central Intelligence Agency, Russian Emigré Organizations. 1951, https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/document/cia-rdp80-01445r000100420001-1

One of many CIA documents on the topic, this is a run-through of every anti-communist Russian exile organisation deemed as relevant by the CIA, and the connection of many with Nazi collaborators and fascist politics. It also details the support the U.S. government provided for many of them.

7. United States, Central Intelligence Agency, Information Report: Supreme Committee for the Liberation of Lithuania. 1949, https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/document/cia-rdp82-00457r003500720004-4

Another CIA document, this report examines the political composition of the anti-Soviet Supreme Committee for the Liberation of Lithuania. This body had an on-and-off collaboration with Nazi colonial authorities and went on to play an important role in Western Cold War operations in Lithuania.

Introduction – Dan McCallum

Hi everyone!

My name’s Dan McCallum, and I’m from London although I stay in Stirling right now. I’m still undecided on what to do for my dissertation – at the moment I’m interested in either the influence of the Ukrainian far-right on global anti-communism during the Cold War, religious resistance to Spanish colonialism in the Andes, or a study of the class basis of the American far-right. Would be really interested in talking to anyone looking at similar topics! Online learning is pretty weird, and can be kind of hard to pay attention to – hopefully this will get easier with time.