Gitta Sereny, investigative journalist who chronicled Nazis and killers, dies


Gitta Sereny, an acclaimed investigative journalist whose books about Nazis and murderers delved into the minds behind heinous acts of depravity and violence, died June 14 at a hospital in Cambridge, England.

Her death was announced by her publisher. No cause of death was disclosed.

Ms. Sereny, a Viennese native, came of age as Adolf Hitler rose to prominence in Europe and became one of the foremost authorities on the crimes against humanity committed by the Third Reich.

She also wrote renowned books about murders involving children who killed other children. A 1999 New York Times review of “Cries Unheard,” about a notorious British child murder case, called her book, “an extraordinarily important and powerful work.”...


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