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Wm. Laird Kleine-Ahlbrandt
Bitter Prerequisites: A Faculty for Survival from Nazi Terror

Wm. Laird Kleine-Ahlbrandt holds a doctorate from the University of Geneva, where he attended the Graduate Institute of International Studies. He has written a number of books, including The Burden of Victory: France, Britan and the Enforcement of the Versailles Peace, 1919-1925 and Europe Since 1945: From Conflict to Community. A chevalier in the Order of the Palmes Académiques, he lives with his spouse in Oak Park, Illinois.

Sidney Iwens
Survivor and Author
How Dark The Heavens: 1400 Days in the Grip of Nazi Terror

Sidney Iwens was born in Lithuania. After emigrating to the United States in 1948, he settled with his wife in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; currently they reside in Sarasota, Florida.

Dr. Martin C. Jischke
President, Purdue University

Dr. Martin C. Jischke became Purdue University's 10th President inAugust 2000. He formerly was president of Iowa State University, chancellor the University of Missouri-Rolla, and faculty member, director, dean and interim president at the University of Oklahoma.

A native of Chicago, he received his bachelor's degree in physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and earned his master's and doctoral degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetss Institute of Technology.

Robert Melson
False Papers: Deception and Survival in the Holocaust

Robert Melson, a professor of political science at Purdue University, Indiana, is the author of the award-winning Revolution and Genocide: On the Origins of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust.

Michael Shermer
Author (along with Alex Grobman)
Denying the Holocaust: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It?

Michael Shermer is founder and publisher of Skeptic Magazine, director of the Skeptics Society, adjunct professor of History of Science at Occidental College, and host of the Skeptics Science Lecture Series at Caltech. He is the author of: Why People Believe Weird Things (1997) and How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science (1999).

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