Sorvay Talks About Work to Expose Germany’s Neo-Nazis

Yaron SvorayYaron Svoray, journalist and author of “In Hitler’s Shadow,” will speak at Wake Forest University on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401.

The Israeli son of Holocaust survivors risked his life to expose the growing threat of Germany’s neo-Nazi movement. Working with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Svoray went undercover as “Ron Furey,” a Nazi sympathizer and supporter. By ingratiating himself to the members of the neo-Nazi movement, he met key leaders and discovered a vast network of middle class citizens who subscribed to the Nazi platform of racial hatred and superiority and anti-Semitism.

Svoray’s book was made into the critically acclaimed 1995 HBO film, “The Infiltrator.” Entertainment Weekly described the movie as “a stunning piece of work” that “packs the power of a punch to the gut.”

The event, sponsored by the Wake Forest University Student Union, is free and open to the public. For information, call 336-758-4869.

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