Eli Rosenbaum speaks of his work prosecuting and deporting former Nazis living on Long Island.
By Charleen Famiglietti | Email the author | April 6, 2011
Eli Rosenbaum’s Westbury roots are not his only connection to Nassau County.
The Long Island native – and longest-serving Nazi hunter in world history – is credited with prosecuting Mineola resident Boleslavs Maikovskis, the only Nassau County resident ever prosecuted for WWII Nazi-related crimes.
Rosenbaum visited Glen Cove on Tuesday and presented never-before-seen Nazi criminal war documents at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County.
“I have some very rare material that has come here from the Justice Dept. relating to Maikovskis,” Rosenbaum said. “It has never been seen publicly in the west before.”
While Rosenbaum worked on Maikovskis’ case over twenty years ago, he remains the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi criminals in world history.
Rosenbaum has worked for the U.S Dept. of Justice for 25 years and currently serves as Director, Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy, of Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, Criminal Division, U.S Dept. of Justice.