Michael Dobbs is project director for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide’s initiative at the United States Holocaust Museum and helped research the Museum's "Americans and the Holocaust" exhibition. A former Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post during the final decade of the Soviet Empire, Michael is also the author of six books, including a trilogy on the turning points of the Cold War: its origins in 1945 (Six Months in 1945); its peak during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 (One Minute to Midnight); and the finale years between 1989 and 1991 (Down With Big Brother).

The Unwanted reminds us that the victims of each atrocity are individuals with their own story and their own particular tragedy. Michael Dobbs has written a compelling history of the Jewish community of one town. We come to know these individuals in a deeply personal way. He brings us into their lives and we experience their desperate struggle to survive at a time when they were abandoned by the world.

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Ph.D., author of Antisemitism Here and Now
on The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between