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Citizen 865 : the hunt for Hitler's hidden soldiers in America / Debbie Cenziper.

Cenziper, Debbie, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 364.138 CEN (Text) 33500013165204 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316449656
  • ISBN: 0316449652
  • Physical Description: xvii, 300 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [270]-286) and index.
Summary, etc.:
The gripping story of a team of Nazi hunters at the U.S. Department of Justice as they raced against time to expose members of a brutal SS killing force who disappeared in America after World War II.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    *Starred Review* Shedding their uniforms as Germany fell to Allied troops, some Nazi SS officers blended into the mass of refugees. Lying about their wartime whereabouts, they received American citizenship. Nevertheless, some intrepid lawyers and historians working in the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations doggedly pursued those whom Holocaust survivors had identified as concentration camp guards or officers. After theaSoviet Union collapsed, archives in former Iron Curtain countries opened up, and a team of determined investigators found personnel records from Trawniki, a little-known SS training camp in a tiny Polish village. Cenziper tells the story of these investigators' horrifying discoveries of a naturalized American who had been instrumental in mass murder. She follows the story of one such man and several young Polish Jews who outran the police and survived the war. Once this former SS officer had been identified, high U.S. government officials tried to block the investigation, believing these criminals no longer worth prosecuting and deporting. With much human interest, Cenziper draws out all the implications for principles of justice for victims and perpetrators of unspeakable crimes. Includes a map and bibliographic notes. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Debbie Cenziper is an investigative journalist, professor, and author based in Washington, D.C. A contributing reporter for the investigative team at The Washington Post, she has won many major awards in print journalism, including the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Cenziper is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality. She was recently named the director of investigative journalism at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.

Subject: War criminals > United States > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Collaborationists > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Atrocities.
Fugitives from justice > United States > History.
United States. Department of Justice. Office of Special Investigations > History.
Nazi hunters > History.
HISTORY / Holocaust.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
HISTORY / Jewish.

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