Author, Former Vice President and Director of Public Policy for the EastWest Institute
September 23, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Faculty Club Lounge Brandeis University 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453
Andrew Nagorski is an award-winning journalist and author who spent more than three decades as a foreign correspondent and editor for Newsweek. From 2008 to April 2014, he was Vice President and Director of Public Policy for the EastWest Institute, an international affairs think tank. Before joining Newsweek, Mr. Nagorski taught social studies at Wayland High School in Massachusetts. Born in Edinburgh of Polish parents (who shortly after his birth emigrated to the United States), he attended school overseas while his father was in the U.S. Foreign Service. He earned a B.A. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College in 1969 and studied at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.
Abstract: After the Nuremberg trials and the start of the Cold War, most of the victors in World War II lost interest in prosecuting Nazi war criminals. Many of the lower-ranking perpetrators quickly blended in with the millions who were seeking to rebuild their lives in a new Europe, while those who felt most at risk fled the continent. The Nazi Hunters focuses on the small band of men and women who refused to allow their crimes to be forgotten — and who were determined to track them down to the farthest corners of the earth.