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  • Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America

    Through insider accounts, Justice Department documents and research in four countries, Citizen 865 chronicles the setbacks, failures and great successes of a small team of federal prosecutors and historians that spent decades working to expose a brutal group of Nazi war criminals living in the United States. In 1990, in a basement archive in Prague, two American historians made a startling discovery: a Nazi roster from 1945 that no Western investigator had ever seen. The long-forgotten document, containing more than 700 names, helped unravel the details behind the most lethal killing operation in World War Two. In the tiny Polish village of Trawniki, the SS set up a school for mass murder and then recruited a roving army of foot soldiers, 5,000 men strong, to help annihilate the Jewish population of occupied Poland. More than 1.7 million Jews were murdered in fewer than 20 months, the span of two Polish summers. After the war, some of these men vanished, making their way to the U.S. and blending into communities across America. Though they participated in some of the most unspeakable crimes of the Holocaust, “Trawniki Men” spent years hiding in plain sight, their secrets intact. In a story spanning seven decades, Citizen 865 details the wartime journeys of two Jewish orphans from occupied Poland who outran the men of Trawniki and settled in the United States, only to learn that some of their one-time captors had followed. A team of prosecutors and historians pursued these men and, up against the forces of time and political opposition, battled to the present day to remove them from U.S. soil.
  • The Lens: Power Plant Astroturfing

    Lens reporter Michael Isaac Stein confirmed that actors were paid to support Entergy New Orleans' proposed power plant in eastern New Orleans. A city investigation resulted. The company was forced to release thousands of pages of documents about the power plant campaign, which we found was much larger in scope than the so-called "astroturfing" in 2017 and 2018.
  • The Hatred of Jews in Malmö

    An investigation of the hatred towards jews in Malmö that put attention to a serious and urgent problem in a way that was unprecedented. The reporters documented the harassments by wearing kippah and the Star of David, and uncovered the reactions with hidden cameras. https://vimeo.com/119850806/
  • The Other Rosenburgs

    An investigation into the discrimination against and dismissal of Jews who worked for the US Army Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth, NJ in the wake of Julius Rosenburg's arrest.
  • Risky Business

    The investigation revealed “how a school district’s use of risky “swaps” - derivatives that are bets on interest rate swings - caused huge losses and higher taxes for the district”. These “swaps”, given by financial advisors and investment banks, brought in millions of fees for them and left the school district in debt. Further, the school and adviser failed to terminate two swaps, which cost taxpayers millions more.
  • Jews in Prison Face Special Challenges

    The article took an in-depth look at the challenges facing Jewish inmates in Missouri prisons. The author covered all stages of incarceration, challenges on the inside and the challenge of re-integrating into society as a whole and the Jewish community in particular.
  • Breaking Down Hate Crime

    McGinty used a hate crimes database obtained from the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force to analyze trends over time. She analyzed anti-ethnic crimes, hate crimes by type, hate crimes by location and by frequency to develop a comprehensive guide to hate crimes in New York. For instance, she found that Jews are the targets of most NYC hate crimes, and that most hat crimes occur in Brooklyn. She also found that incidence of hate crimes is down.
  • Austria: Justice Delayed

    This story looks at how art work stolen from Jews during the Holocaust are still hanging in Austrian museums. The museums working certain loopholes in the Austrian law system are not being forced to return these works to their rightful owners.
  • "The Hate Within"

    Oliphant visited the West Virginia compound of William Pierce, leader of the white supremacist National Alliance. The story describes Pierce's efforts to get out his neo-Nazi message -- which is anti-Semitic and anti-every other ethnic group. The National Alliance is on the FBI's list of potential domestic terrorists.
  • One Horrific Day

    CBS News 60 Minutes investigates the destruction and massacre of a Jewish community in Poland during WWII. More than one thousand Jews in the small town of Jedwabne died at the hands of their Polish neighbors.