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Whistleblowers Who Exposed the Holocaust

April 15 @ 12:00 pm


Join the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh for a virtual lunch & learn with Historian Dr. Rafael Medoff and whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid as they discuss the new nonfiction graphic novel Whistleblowers: Four Who Fought to Expose the Holocaust (written by Medoff; drawn by Dean Motter; foreword by Zaid).

Register here. A Zoom link will be provided closer to the event.

About Whistleblowers:

Whistleblowers tells the true story of four courageous individuals who risked their careers—or their lives—to confront the unfolding Holocaust.

Who were the whistleblowers?

  • Alan Cranston—a young journalist and future U.S. senator who exposed the truth of Hitler’s plans.
  • Henry Morgenthau, Jr.—a member of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s cabinet who confronted the President over the plight of Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler
  • Jan Karski—an eyewitness to Nazi atrocities who met with American and British officials to alert them about the death camps.
  • Josiah E. DuBois Jr.—an American civil servant who blew the whistle on colleagues inside the Roosevelt administration who were blocking the rescue of refugees.

About Dr. Rafael Medoff:

Dr. Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, based in Washington, D.C., which focuses on America’s response to Nazism and the Holocaust. He is the author of more than 20 books on the Holocaust, Zionism, and American Jewish history. Dr. Medoff is also a leader in the field of using political cartoons, comic books, and animation as tools in Holocaust education. His latest book is the nonfiction graphic novel Whistleblowers: Four Who Fought to Expose the Holocaust to America, with Dean Motter. Medoff also is coauthor, with Neal Adams and Craig Yoe, of We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust; coauthor of the forthcoming book Cartoonists Against the Holocaust, with Craig Yoe); and co-creator, with Neal Adams, of the Disney Educational Productions animated series “They Spoke Out: American Voices Against the Holocaust.” Dr. Medoff has authored Holocaust-related comic strips for Marvel Comics, the Washington Post (with Art Spiegelman of “Maus”), the Los Angeles Times, and The New Republic.

About Mark Zaid:

Mark S. Zaid is a renowned national security attorney based in Washington, D.C. He regularly handles high-profile cases involving federal employees and contractors, including whistleblowers, and often comments on national media programs. Mark is the grandson of Rabbi David Max Eichhorn, the U.S. Army Chaplain who led services for the survivors of Dachau Concentration Camp in May 1945, and he co-edited the book “GI’s Rabbi” (2004) concerning his grandfather’s World War Two correspondence. He is also a longstanding comic-book collector and dealer and lectures on the history of comic books.