CNN’s Eric Lichtblau won a Pulitzer Prize for his work at The New York Times breaking the story of the secret wiretapping program authorized by President Bush, weeks after the 9/11 attacks.
But when Lichtblau speaks June 7 at UC San Diego, his focus will be a much earlier scandal — how after World War II, America allowed some 10,000 Nazis to take up residence in the U.S.
He’ll appear at the Holocaust Living History Workshop, a collaboration between the UC San Diego Library and the UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program.
The event is sponsored by William & Michelle Lerach, and will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Price Center East Ballroom on campus.
Free and open to the public, the event will be preceded by a 4:30 p.m. reception. Reservations must be made in advance; to reserve tickets visit, HLHW_Lichtblau.eventbrite.com.
When World War II came to a close in 1945, the U.S. government recruited a few leading German scientists, who it judged could contribute to America’s space and military programs.
In addition, the rationale was that if the government hadn’t done this, these top scientists, along with their scientific knowledge and military secrets, would have been swept up by the Soviet Union.
Journalist Lichtblau uncovered a series of much more disconcerting findings in his 2014 book, “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men.”
As a member of CNN’s investigative team, Lichtblau has been a lead reporter covering events related to the Trump campaign, its ties to Russia, and the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Before The New York Times, he spent 15 years as an investigative and legal affairs reporter at the Los Angeles Times.
The UC San Diego Library is one of only a few university libraries on the West Coast to have access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive, founded by film maker Steven Spielberg to document the stories of Holocaust survivors for his movie, “Schindler’s List.”
The HLHW was launched by the Library and the Jewish Studies Program to teach the history of the Holocaust through two methods of face-to-face contact, both with Holocaust survivors and their children and through the Visual History Archive.
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