Hybrid Book Talk Lecture – Safe Haven: The UK’s Investigations into Nazi Collaborators and Failure of Justice

Wednesday 31 January 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm GMT, online and Huddersfield, UK


The authors of the book ‘Safe Haven’(OUP, 2023) will discuss the investigations into Nazi collaborators who settled in the UK and reveal the legal decision-making in the 1990s, which led to only one conviction out of 274 cases examined. Those who escaped prosecution included a platoon captain in the notorious Arajs Kommando which murdered thousands in Latvia and Belarus and a senior officer in a Lithuanian battalion who was described by a High Court judge as a war criminal.

Jon Silverman is an Emeritus Professor of Media& Criminal Justice and a former BBC Home Affairs Correspondent. In 1996, he won the Sony Gold Award for reports on the R4 Today programme on Nazi suspects.

Dr Robert Sherwood is a retired Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector who possesses a Law Degree, Masters in Holocaust Studies and a Doctorate specialising in the United Kingdom War Crimes Teams after World War 2.

This event will be held both in-person at Holocaust Centre North and online via Zoom. Please check your junk if you do not receive the link in the days before the event.


Find more information and book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-safe-haven-the-uks-investigations-into-nazi-collaborators-tickets-763397040097

This event will be held online and at Holocaust Centre North, The University of Huddersfield Queensgate, Huddersfield, UK

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