Author Talk: Jon Silverman and Robert Sherwood
- Date: Thursday 1 February 2024, 17:00 –
- Location: Parkinson SR (1.08)
- Cost: Free, no need to book
The authors of Safe Haven introduce their research on why there was only one conviction out of hundreds of cases against the Eastern European Nazi collaborators given refuge in Britain after 1945.
Jon Silverman and Robert Sherwood show that, after the passage of the controversial War Crimes Act in 1991, UK police and legal enquiries failed because (by imposing restrictive criteria about who should be prosecuted) the UK effectively divorced the war crimes process from the Holocaust.
For more information, email Eva Frojmovic at E.Frojmovic@leeds.ac.uk
Book cover for Safe Haven: The United Kingdom's Investigations into Nazi Collaborators and the Failure of Justice. Images: georgeclerk/Getty Images; a group of Jews is gathered at an assembly point in the Kovno ghetto, Lithuania, during a deportation action. George Kadish/Zvi Kadushin/United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
About the authors
Jon Silverman is an Emeritus Professor of Media & Criminal Justice at the University of Bedfordshire.
Robert Sherwood is a Retired Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector and Historian.
Safe Haven: The United Kingdom's Investigations into Nazi Collaborators and the Failure of Justice by Jon Silverman and Robert Sherwood is published by Oxford University Press (October 2023).
Photos of Jon Silverman and Robert Sherwood, authors of Safe Haven.