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Gerald Posner

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Gerald Posner is an award winning journalist, bestselling author and attorney. The Los Angeles Times dubs him "a classic-style investigative journalist." "His work is painstakingly honest journalism" concluded The Washington Post. The New York Times lauded his "exhaustive research techniques" and The Boston Globe talked of Posner's "thorough and hard-edge investigation." "A meticulous and serious researcher," said the New York Daily News.

Posner's first book, Mengele, a 1986 biography of the Nazi "Angel of Death” Josef Mengele, was the result of a pro-bono lawsuit Posner brought on behalf of surviving twins from Auschwitz. Since then he has written ten other books from the Pulitzer Prize-finalist Case Closed, to bestsellers on political assa
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From the NY Times March 13, 2019 obituary of Edda Goering...





From the NY Times March 13, 2019 obituary of Edda Goering.“My only memories of him are such loving ones,” she told Mr. Posner in a rare interview, “I cannot see him any other way.”

Edda Goering had a deserved reputation for not giving press interviews, much less ones that tried to get her to talk about her feelings about her infamous father. It took months of back and forth letters before she a... Read more of this blog post »
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" I'm admittedly biased since I'm recommending "The Pharmacist of Auschwitz: The Untold Story'" a biography of the death camp's chief pharmacist, Victor ...more "
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“Eventually 400,000 Germans were sterilized, and the Vatican did not issue a Pastoral Letter against it for another decade, only after the tide of the war had begun to turn against the Nazis).23,I”
Gerald Posner, God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

“Benedict’s resignation was a selfless act since he had come to realize he was not capable of leading the modern church and making the tough decisions that were needed. “It wasn’t one thing, but a whole combination of them,” concluded Paolo Rodari, Il Foglio’s veteran Vatican reporter. Vatileaks, said Rodari, “was a constant drumbeat on the Pope.”33”
Gerald Posner, God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

“In a historic 1933 accord, the Vatican was the first sovereign state to sign a bilateral treaty with Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. The Nazis promised to protect Catholics inside Germany in return for the church endorsing Hitler’s government.”
Gerald Posner, God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

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