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Citizen 865 : the hunt for Hitler's hidden soldiers in America

Cenziper, Debbie (author.).

Item details

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

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-286) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: The dance -- Occupied Poland 1941-1943. The shtetl of Zolochiv ; The color of blood ; The wedding -- United States 1978-1992. Proper work ; Darkness comes my way ; Light at long last ; Breach of power ; God's grace ; Secrets and lies ; Sunrise in Prague ; Code for murder ; Seven floors above Manhattan -- Poland and the United States 1941-1951. Health and welfare ; Courage and devotion ; Amchu? ; Good fortune -- United States 1996-2013. Long after dark ; Winter in Penza ; The work of murder ; Taken up ; Compassion ; Second chances ; Credible evidence ; Trawniki -- Epilogue. Feels like vindication.
Summary, etc.: In the tiny Polish village of Trawniki, the SS set up a school for mass murder and then recruited a roving army of foot soldiers, 5,000 men strong, to help annihilate the Jewish population of occupied Poland. After the war, some of these men vanished, making their way to the U.S. and blending into communities across America. In 1990, in a drafty basement archive in Prague, two American historians discovered a Nazi roster from 1945. The long-forgotten document, containing more than 700 names, helped unravel the details behind the "Trawniki Men" who had spent years hiding in plain sight, their terrible secrets intact. Cenziper chronicles how a tenacious team of prosecutors and historians pursued these men and, up against the forces of time and political opposition, battled to the present day to remove them from U.S. soil. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Poland
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
United States. Department of Justice. Office of Special Investigations.
Atrocities
Collaborationists
Fugitives from justice
Nazi hunters
War criminals
Poland
United States
War criminals United States History 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 Collaborationists United States
World War, 1939-1945 Atrocities
Genre: History.
History.

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