Tag Archives: Hitler

Spying and Loving

As war was ramping up with Germany in the late thirties and OSS Spy Master Allen Dulles took up his post in Zürich, he began working with, and, as it were, loving Mary Bancroft. As Dulles said, “Let the romance cover the job and the job cover the romance.” The...

Mary Bancroft’s Lover

By her own admission, Mary Bancroft felt emotional attachment for only two men in her life, neither of which was one of her two husbands. Early in December 1942, Mary began working for Allen Dulles, head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the American spy agency, out of Zürich....

Unknown Convergence

While Mary Bancroft, the first child of Hugh Bancroft, was following her freelance journalistic career in Zürich, Switzerland, giving talks to the American Women’s Club of Zürich, radio talks, and writing articles for the Swiss press, she was bored and longed for adventure. As German aggression heated up in Europe, she...

Youthful Reflections by George Trofimoff

After Hitler’s National Socialist Workers Party came to power after his election as Chancellor of Germany, the country started to change drastically. The industrial and economic developments quickly became obvious: there were no longer any unemployment lines looking for jobs and there were no lines for food or consumer goods....