David Marwell, director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, will present "The Search for Josef Mengele" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in 212 MacMillan Hall. His talk is part of the annual Holocaust and Genocide Education Program at Miami.
Prior to his work at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., from 1997 to 2000, Marwell was director of the Berlin Document Center in Berlin, a repository for more than 25 million Nazi-era personnel files. He was executive director of the JFK Assassination Records Review Board and was a member of the Interagency Working Group for Nazi War Criminal Documents.
Marwell was also chief of investigative research for the U.S. Department of Justice, office of special investigations, where he was a key investigator in the hunt for Nazi war criminals, including Klaus Barbie and Josef Mengele.
In his talk Marwell will describe the international manhunt and forensic investigation into the whereabouts and identification of Mengele, the infamous Auschwitz doctor, using newly declassified and previously unknown material from the case files.
The presentation, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures, the Hillel Foundation at Miami, the department of history Holocaust Education Fund and the Jewish studies program with support from many other campus groups.