Synopses & Reviews
It was the largest organized robbery in history: the systematic looting of Europe's Jews by the Nazis, in cooperation with most of the nations in Europe?Axis, Allied, and neutral. Award--winning journalist Richard Z. Chesnoff, one of the first reporters to break the story that Swiss banks had hoarded the assets of Holocaust victims, traveled to fourteen countries to research this heartbreaking, compelling story of human greed. Through exclusive interviews and information from hitherto classified files, Chesnoff tells a tragic tale, the vast scope of which is only beginning to be known. Revealing new details that many would prefer remained secret, Pack of Thieves describes the detective work used to trace Holocaust assets that continue to be hidden inside the financial systems of such Allied nations as France and the Netherlands. Daring, insightful, and necessary, Pack of Thieves is at once a fascinating piece of investigative journalism and an enraging account of one of history's greatest crimes.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-311) and index.
About the Author
Richard Z. Chesnoff is a senior correspondent for U.S. News & World Report
and op-ed columnist for the New York Daily News.
Winner of both the Overseas Press Club and National Press Club awards, he has covered many of the major events and personalities of our times for more than thirty years. He lives in New York and France.
From the Hardcover edition.