It was at a dinner party in Washington D.C. when Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Debbie Cenziper first learned of the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), a small unit in a far-flung office inside the Department of Justice, tasked with prosecuting Nazi war criminals who fled to the United States after World War II. And she found that the story of one crucial investigation – spanning more than two decades and among the department’s greatest achievements – had never been told.
In an online book talk, former Museum Director Dr. David G. Marwell (Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death) was in conversation with Cenziper about her new book Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America. This powerful, character-driven story recounts the search for the SS trainees who helped murder 1.7 million Polish Jews and later hid in plain sight in cities and suburbs across America.
Watch the program below.