Nothing is Too Late: The Hunt for a Holocaust Swindler

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Brassey's, 2004 - History - 285 pages
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Nothing Is Too Late tells the true story of the mysterious and treacherous Lucian Kozminski, a survivor of four Nazi death camps and an alleged SS collaborator, who embarked on a scheme to steal huge sums of money that the postwar German government had set aside as restitution for Holocaust survivors. After the war, Kozminski escaped fraud charges in Germany, emigrated to the United States, and established a phony business as a counselor to aid applicants to the German fund. Doggedly pursued by then-Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Kalmansohn and U.S. Postal Inspector Lou Kinzler, Kozminski was accused of bilking more than USD1 million dollars from some 3,000 Holocaust survivors worldwide and was convicted of mail and bankruptcy fraud. In 1982, an unrepentant Kozminski was sentenced to a jail term that should have kept him behind bars for most of his remaining years. Just a few years into Kozminski's sentence, however, Kalmansohn discovered that Kozminski may have duped even the corrections system. Government records purported to show him incarcerated at the same time he was seen walking the streets. Then Kalmansohn heard reports of Kozminski's death but found compelling evidence tha

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Kalmansohn, a former federal prosecutor now in private practice, recounts his experience prosecuting Lucian Kozminski for defrauding Holocaust survivors. Kozminski took money from elderly survivors ... Read full review

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MARK E. KALMANSOHN is a former assistant U.S. district attorney who practices entertainment and intellectual property law in Century City, California.

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