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Author Eric Lichtblau addresses capacity crowd with story of Freddy Mayer

Categories: Blog

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Eric Lichtblau addressed a capacity crowd at The Sebastian Vail on Sunday, Dec. 29. Many stories of heroism from WWII have been lost to history–Lichtblau was able to bring to life the heroic story of Freddy Mayer.

Mayer was a holocaust refugee who became an undercover OSS agent behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied Austria. Lichtblau was able to create a lasting memory of Mayer with the audience by sharing anecdotes such as Freddy wearing his father’s WWI military belt as a child, adding a box of prophylactics to the list of supplies for his undercover mission and getting himself admitted to a German military hospital where he gathered invaluable intelligence.

Even though the odds were stacked against Freddy and his small team, they not only survived but were also highly successful in aiding the war effort. 

Note: Author Eric Lichtblau is happy to sign and sell copies of his book directly to our attendees. Please contact him at ericlichtblau at for more information.

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