We talk with journalist Dan Barry about his book The Boys In The Bunkhouse. It’s about the scores of mentally challenged men who were exploited and abused as turkey plant workers and kept as virtual prisoners for decades in a small town in Iowa and how they got rescued.
Have you seen the new German film, The People vs. Fritz Bauer? Bauer was the post-war German Jewish attorney general who put Auschwitz guards and officials on trial in the first German-brought case of its kind. He also tipped off Israeli authorities about the whereabouts of Adolf Eichmann in hiding in Argentina.
He’s also one of the lead figures profiled in Andrew Nagorski’s book about the men who brought Nazi war criminals to justice after WWII, The Nazi Hunters. Nagorski’s history of Nazi hunters like Simon Wiesenthal and Fritz Bauer poses penetrating questions about evil and the relentless drive to bring perpetrators to justice in the face of post war indifference.
Andrew Nagorski is an award-winning journalist and author who spent more than three decades as a foreign correspondent and editor for Newsweek. We last spoke with him in 2012 about his book Hitlerland.