Thursday, August 06, 2015
Noah Michelson, Executive Editor at The Huffington Post's Gay Voices, returns to The Signorile Show today to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines in the LGBT blog-o-sphere. You can also follow Noah on twitter.
It has been well documented that in the immediate aftermath of World War II, the United States under a program called Operation Paperclip secretly recruited leading German scientists in order to advance our space and military programs and to keep these men with their valuable knowledge from falling into Soviet hands. However according to Eric Lichtblau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, we did not just bring in a few scientists as is common believed, but rather we welcomed possible up to 10,000 Nazis into our country, some of whom had played pivotal roles in the genocide of European Jews. In his new book The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men Eric details this shameful point in our history when our government and intelligence agencies not only allowed Nazi war criminals to start new and comfortable lives in the United States but also protected them from facing the consequences of their monstrous actions. Eric joins me today to talk all about the book. You can also follow Eric on twitter.
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