New from Pulitzer Prize winning author Debbie Cenziper, Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler's Hidden Soldiers in America chronicles the story of a team of Nazi hunters at the U.S. Department of Justice as they raced against time to expose members of a brutal SS killing force who disappeared in America after World War II.
"Citizen 865 is a story about darkness but also about light, the pursuit of truth by a team of American Nazi hunters that worked to expose the men behind the most lethal operation in the Holocaust," Cenziper writes. "Year after year, the team scrambled to hold these collaborators accountable for their crimes not only for those who had perished in the war but also for those who had survived, and for the benefit of a world that too often finds itself in the exact same place more than seventy years later, forced to explain bigotry, hate, and mass murder.”
Cenziper is an American investigative journalist and nonfiction author who writes for The Washington Post. She is also the director of investigative reporting at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
In 2006, while working as a reporter at the Miami Herald, Cenziper published a series of articles exposing corruption and waste in the Miami-Dade Housing Agency, for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. She recently co-authored Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality with fellow Washington Post journalist Jim Obergefell.
Cenziper graduated from the University of Florida in 1992 and was named an outstanding young alumna by the University of Florida in 2008.