South Florida author reveals Nazi plot that included three-high profile leaders

MIAMI, Fla. – A South Florida author is casting a spotlight on a true story about a Nazi plot to assassinate three iconic leaders and the conspiracy could have changed the course of history.

In his new book, “The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plan to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill,” Brad Meltzer also shows how history has an evil way of repeating itself as it relates to anti-Semitism.

The New York Times best-selling author talks to Local 10 News about what he’s uncovered.

Meltzer says he found that lost history is sometimes the most informative history.

What he reveals in the book is a little-known, real-life Nazi assassination plot at the height of World War II when, in 1943, Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met secretly to plan the Normandy invasion.

“They are in Tehran, Iran of all places. That’s where the meeting takes place,” Meltzer says during the interview.

Meltzer’s book, co-written with Josh Mensch goes beyond the secret, sinister Nazi plot and examines a gamble made by one of Hitler’s top lieutenants, Otto Skorzeny, that led to a wild mission.

“He puts Otto Skorzeny on this secret mission. I won’t ruin it for you, but . . . it’s the wildest Nazi story you have never heard in your life.”

Some chapters of “The Nazi Conspiracy” offer a snapshot of an ugly political history and Meltzer has a cautionary reminder.

”We just have to remember history repeats itself over and over; if you don’t stand up against injustice you’re just going to repeat it.”

Last year, 2022 had the largest number of anti-Semitic incidents in 40 years, since the Anti-Defamation League began tracking them, from murder to harassment to vandalism, such as the recent messages of hate found in a Weston playground.

”Why does it happen? Because people always want to blame their problems on other people,” says Meltzer.

“To me, the American dream is not about how much money you make, the American dream is when you see someone being taken advantage of and you use your voice and you say ‘That’s enough!’ That’s the American dream to me.”

To learn more about the book, click here.

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Five-time Emmy Award-winning newscaster Calvin Hughes anchors WPLG-Local 10's 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.