Peter Levenda
Peter Levenda is a native of the Bronx, New York but has lived or traveled all over the United
States and the world in the course of his life, work and research. As an executive with an
American telecommunications manufacturer he was based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for more
than seven years. Before that he was one of the first Americans to do business (successfully) in
China. He has an MA in Religious Studies and Asian Studies from FIU, and speaks a variety of
languages (some of them dead). He was briefly detained at the notorious Nazi sanctuary and
interrogation center Colonia Dignidad in Chile, in 1979 during the course of research for Unholy
Alliance. He has appeared in numerous television programs for the History Channel, the
Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and TNT as an expert on Nazi Germany and
especially on the extreme religious and esoteric ideas that formed the Nazi worldview. He has
interviewed Nazis, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, occultists, CIA officers, and Islamic terrorists in the
course of his research and has visited Chinese prisons and military bases; Buddhist temples;
Muslim boarding schools in Indonesia; Russian Orthodox monasteries; mosques in Europe, the
United States and Asia; the Palestine Liberation Organization; several voodoo hounforts; the
former KGB headquarters (Dzherzinsky Square) in Moscow; has been held at gunpoint in Latin
America, and celebrated with a state dinner in Beijing. At the age of seventeen he gate-crashed
the funeral for assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York
City, and led the procession out of the cathedral. (He graduated high school later that month.) He
was a member of the same front organization -- a renegade Ukrainian church in the Bronx -- that
provided cover for David Ferrie and Jack Martin (suspected co-conspirators in the JFK
assassination). In addition, he was an auxiliary police officer for the New York Police
Department. His published work has been praised by Norman Mailer, Jim Hougan, Dick Russell,
Whitley Strieber, Katherine Neville, and many others. He is or was a member of MENSA, of the
American Academy of Religion, of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, of the
Norman Mailer Society, and the T. E. Lawrence Society.
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