Authors on Tour
|Sam Orez||January 11th 2010|
Award-winning author Edwin Black – author of War Against the Weak, IBM and the Holocaust, and other groundbreaking works of investigation, will appear on January 12 in Atlanta GA to speak about his latest book Nazi Nexus. Black will appear at Congregation Beth Tefillah in Atlanta. The event is cosponsored by Congregation Beth Tefillah, Ahavath Achim Synagogue and the Hebrew Order of David in association with the Georgia Holocaust Commission.
Nazi Nexus links five major American corporate entities in direct and pivotal complicity with the horror of Nazi genocide. Corporations working to advance Adolf Hitler’s murderous racial policies and military conquest were household names in the United States: Ford Motor Co., General Motors, the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation, and IBM. A review in the Miami Herald called the book “powerful and astounding.” Black has given lectures on Nazi Nexus at dozens of campuses, synagogues and resource centers since its 2009 release, and has published on the topic extensively. Echoing other reviewers, Michael Hirsch of Newsweek called the research “Stunning.”
Following his appearance, the award-winning film War Against the Weak, based on Black’s bestseller of the same name, will be screened at Lefont Theater in Sandy Springs, GA on two dates: January 17 and January 20, 2010,. The film by director Justin Strawhand, reviewed as “chilling,” has already won numerous awards including Best Feature Film at 2009 Beverly Hills Film Festival and Best Documentary at the 2009 New Jersey Film Festival. Black will not be in attendance at the screenings; but in an Atlanta Jewish Times interview, Black described the film as “factual to a fault.”
Black’s appearance in Atlanta is cosponsored by the Binghamton Social Justice Fund, Technology and Justice Fund, State of California Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance &The History Network News, the Institute for Religion and Public Policy, Jewish Virtual Library, Energy Publisher, Spero Forum, and The Auto Channel.