USM's Abraham Peck reflected in the Portland Press Herald on meetings Hitler spokesperson Ernst Franz Sedgwick Hanfstaengl had with an American magazine editor and a Jewish classmate.
"In a sense, as with the meeting between Fry (the editor) and Hanfstaengl, it was a confrontation between good and evil," he wrote.
Peck wrote that Hanfstaengl shook hands with Max L. Pinansky, a well-known Jewish person, at a college reunion that led to his downfall in the Nazi party.
Peck is an adjunct professor of history at USM. He founded the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies program at the University of Maine Augusta.
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