Some kind words from a few of the excellent authors, documentary filmmakers and researchers I have had the pleasure of working with.
" James Calaski's gifts as a historian, coupled with his innate skills as a police detective, bring a unique perspective to his work. He is thorough in his research, always going to those places where the facts lead. All that, plus Jim's personable style and good sense of humor make him an ideal presenter for any group event."
"James, thank you for your instrumental and inspiring help during our filming of our upcoming documentary, The American Führer. As we are based in California and Germany, we needed help setting up shooting in New Jersey. Communication with you was smooth, fast and perfect. You understood what pictures we were looking for and were able to organize filming at the Bund camps, including obtaining all the necessary permissions. Your knowledge of the German American Bund and their history is second to none. Thank you for providing our project with archival footage and setting up possible interviewees for the film. And of course, thank you for guiding us through the camp ruins and appearing in our film. Your expertise, both from a historical and research perspective and also in the field, enabled us to capture phenomenal footage for our project during a cramped schedule. And this was all during the COVID pandemic which made our jobs more difficult, however you enabled filming to go off without a hitch. I look forward to our finished film and working with you in the future. "
"Jim, thank you very much for your very professional research assistance in cases of my studies about two US Army Air Force servicemen killed in Germany in 1944 and about the service of Hessian soldiers during the American War of Independence. It has been a pleasure working with you on personal searches as well such as your ancestor Emil Hettich, a member of the former German Schutztruppe of Southwest Africa. Always an excellent point of inspiration to talk to you in special personal cases while hunting history!"