Andrew Nagorski Interviews Available In The Hoover Library & Archives

The Hoover Institution has acquired an oral history collection of 130 interviews, most of them with major political and cultural figures and dissident activists from Central and Eastern Europe, recorded between 1976 and 2008. Andrew Nagorski, an award-winning journalist and author who spent more than three decades as a foreign correspondent and editor for Newsweek, donated the original cassette tapes of his interviews, which have now been digitalized and can be accessed at the Hoover Archives.

Reagan Brought Down the Berlin Wall, but It Was George H.W. Bush Who Unified Germany

Ronald Reagan is deservedly famous for the ringing challenge he delivered at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” But after the Berlin Wall collapsed on November 9, 1989, it was his successor, President George H.W.

The Savage Nazi Anti-Semitism of Kristallnacht Seen Through American Eyes

On the night of November 9, 1938, exactly 80 years ago, Nazi Germany put on a display of unbridled anti-Semitic violence that was quickly dubbed Kristallnacht—the night of broken glass. For those Americans living there at the time, the scenes they witnessed or heard about left indelible memories:

The Real Story Behind the Most Famous Nazi Hunt in History

On the evening of May 10, 1960, the day before the planned Israeli kidnapping of Adolf Eichmann, Mossad chief Isser Harel gathered his team of agents in Buenos Aires.

Farewell to Vladimir Voinovich, the Satirist Who Mocked the Soviet Union and Predicted Putin

“The first part of my life was completely ordinary for a Soviet person of my generation,” Vladimir Voinovich wrote in his 1985 book The Anti-Soviet Soviet Union. “I had not yet turned four when my father was arrested on an absurd political charge.

‘Chernobyl’ Review: Anatomy of a Disaster

Months before the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station on April 26, 1986, Viktor Briukhanov, the plant’s director, told a reporter: “Whatever you say, we are no ordinary enterprise. God forbid that we suffer any serious mishap—I’m afraid that not only Ukraine but the [Soviet] Union as a whole would not be able to deal with such a disaster.” Briukhanov had no idea how prophetic his words would be.

History’s Hot in TV and Movies—Does It Matter if It’s True?

Fictional versions of real life like ‘The Crown’ manage to be both entertaining and accurate, but too many miniseries, films, and novels play fast and loose with facts.

Book Describes Hunt for Nazi Criminals

With the end of World II in Europe in 1945, the extent of the mass murders committed by the Germans led by the Nazis became known, resulting in the trials in Nuremberg, Germany, of some of the Germans responsible for the implementation of Hitler’s “Final Solution,” the plan to kill all of the Jews and others considered undesirable in Europe.

Nazi guard, 96, fit to serve four-year prison term, court rules

Oskar Groening, dubbed the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, had appealed to have sentence suspended on health grounds

A German court has ruled that a 96-year-old former Nazi SS guard known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” is fit enough to serve his four-year prison sentence.

Oskar Groening’s case is one of the last major Holocaust trials, the Daily Express says.

Author Andrew Nagorski to present “The Nazi Hunters” Sunday

Guest speaker Andrew Nagorski will present “The Nazi Hunters” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2487 A1A South.

More than seven decades after the end of WWII, the era of the Nazi hunters is drawing to a close. Their full saga can now be told.

Nagorski’s book, “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 furthest corner of the earth.

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