Schingoethe Center Presentation

"The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich" featuring Author Robert Wittman, Retired FBI Art Crimes Specialist


 

Date: Mar. 28, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.

Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration  |  1347 Prairie St., Aurora

A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, "The Devil’s Diary" investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by Adolf Hitler’s “chief philosopher,” and mines its long-hidden pages to deliver a fresh, eye-opening account of the Nazi rise to power and the genesis of the Holocaust.

Robert Wittman founded the FBI’s National Art Crime Team and served for 20 years as the FBI’s investigative expert in this field. He is responsible for recovering more than $300 million in stolen art and cultural property around the world. Since retiring from the FBI in 2008, he authored the New York Times best-seller “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue The World’s Stolen Treasures” and the international best-seller “The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich” now published in 26 languages in 30 countries. He speaks about his FBI career leading audiences through notorious art heists and incredibly daring undercover recoveries. Today, Robert Wittman is president of Robert Wittman Incorporated, the international art recovery, protection, and security firm.