Best-selling, Investigative Author Discusses Corporate Complicity in the Holocaust

Nov 5, 2009

        The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute and the Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania will present an exclusive event with an award-winning author. On Nov. 19, Edwin Black will discuss "Corporate Complicity in the Holocaust - the Nazi Nexus," at 7 p.m. in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall. The lecture is open to the public, free of charge.

        In his new book, Nazi Nexus, Black details how American corporations such as IBM, Ford Motor Company, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Institution and General Motors, were directly connected to the Holocaust. He proposes that each of these American companies either directly funded or indirectly inspired the events of the Holocaust.

         Black is known world-wide as an investigative author. He has written eight, best-selling books, all of which investigate different events in world history. In addition to Nazi Nexus, Black has written IBM and the Holocaust, The Transfer Agreement, War Against the Weak, Banking on Baghdad, Internal Combustion, The Plan, and Format C. In 2005, Black won the award for Best World Affairs Book and the Doña Gracia Medal for Best Book of The Year for Banking on Baghdad. These are just two of many awards Black's books have won.

        For information, contact Marc B. Shapiro, Ph.D., director of the Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute and professor of theology/religious studies at The University of Scranton, at (570) 941-7956.

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