George de Mohrenschildt was a fascinating character who would fit into a comic but world-weary spy novel by Graham Greene. And he was good friends with Lee Oswald, the man who supposedly killed President Kennedy. De Morhenschildt doubted that his friend was the author of Kennedy’s death. At the end of his life, he was not afraid to say so.
Shane O’Sullivan, director of the excellent documentary, “Killing Oswald,” (and editor of Doug Horne’s fascinating interview with CIA photo analyst Dino Brugioni) offers another revelation: tapes of George de Mohrenschildt talking about Oswald.
These tapes were made by Dutch journalist Willem Oltmans who befriended de Mohrenschildt and falsely sought to implicate him in JFK’s assassination. The tapes became the basis of de Mohrenschildt’s unpublished memoir about Oswald. De Mohrenschildt knew Oswald better than almost anyone in 1963 and he never believed he was the author of JFK’s death.