2 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2021 2:22 PM by Michael Callahan

    Seeking FBI Files on Nazi Subjects

    Michael Callahan Wayfarer

      I'm trying to locate investigative files from the FBI from the time period 1939 to about 1944.  My subject, August Furst, was a naturalized citizen who owned a German restaurant in Sunland California called Old Vienna Gardens.  He was repeatedly accused of being a German spy starting in 1939 and he was the subject of several FBI investigations.  I have a copy of his FBI file that was obtained in the mid 1980's but it was heavily redacted due to privacy concerns.  Now that anyone mentioned in the file would be more than 100 years old, I'm hoping to obtain an unredacted copy.  I did file a new FOIA request with the FBI but they report that the file has been destroyed.  Might there be other government agencies that still hold a copy?