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.
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