Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 3, 2014

Richard Rashke, author of Useful Enemies: John Demjanjuk and America’s Open-Door Policy for Nazi War Criminals

richard-rashkeIn the Winsor Room on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm, Richard Rashke, an American journalist, teacher and author, who has written non-fiction books, as well as plays and screenplays, will talk about his new book. Rashke is featured in the award-winning television series, Nazi Hunters.

Radnor Historical Society is our co-sponsor for this author event.

Useful Enemies

Useful Enemies is a powerful, carefully documented book that sheds light on the infamous case of John Demjanjuk.

It is an account of how good people in a great nation can do very bad things and fail to do good things. Using as an example the case of John Demjanjuk, a Nazi guard who was complicit in the murder of thousands of Jews, Rashke demonstrates how the United States Government closed its eyes to the victims of the Holocaust while opening its doors to so many hands-on perpetrators. This is a terrifying account of the triumph of injustice in the false name of pragmatism and in the immoral service of bigotry.

–Alan Dershowitz


Rashke’s books, The Killing of Karen Silkwood and Escape From Sobibor, have been made into feature films. The author has taught creative writing at American University and the University of Maryland. Also a musician and composer, he plays alto sax and is working on an oratorio about Abraham. Rashke lives in Washington, DC.

Books will be available at the event.


See you at the Library,


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