ORANGE — Neal Bascomb, author of the New York Times bestseller “Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World’s Most Notorious Nazi,” will discuss one of history’s most dramatic secret operations at Chabad of Orange-Woodbridge on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the rebuilding of the Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont in Milford, which was destroyed in a fire several months ago.
From the operation’s planning stages to its momentous climax, Bascomb draws upon the actual accounts of the Nazi hunters who conceived and carried out the mission. The result is a riveting account of the Mossad operation to capture Adolph Eichmann, the architect of the mass murder of Europe’s Jews, and the effort to bring him to trial. Using new information and recently declassified documents, Bascomb explains how the operatives were able to carry out this most dangerous assignment and, in the end, triumph over evil.
Admission is $10 for adults/$5 for students. $180 sponsorships are available and include cocktails and conversation with the author before the talk at 6:30 p.m.
Chabad of Orange-Wodbridge is located at 261 Derby Avenue in Orange.
For more information or for tickets call (203) 936-8770 or email events@chabadOW.org.