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Chris Nicola

Explorer and Author of "The Secret of Priest's Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story"

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Chris Nicola Biography

Chris Nicola was born in England in 1951. He and his family immigrated to the US settling ultimately in New York City. Chris is currently working as a Senior Investigator for New York State. Other jobs have included that of a union organizer, a police officer in Washington D.C., a bar manager and bouncer, adjunct lecturer, bodyguard, undercover investigator in the NYC schools, and civilian operative for the FBI.

As a graduate of 3 state police academies and recipient of specialized training from the FBI and NYPD his law enforcement career has spanned 37 years. He has earned undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice, Physics, and Forensic Psychology; an MA in Criminology; completed post-graduate work while enrolled in a Criminology PhD program, and is currently pursuing a Forensic Science MS and Film BA.

In the Mid 70’s Nicola began his life as an explorer by scuba diving in the caves of central Florida, in conjunction with 10 years of ocean diving, spending many hours on the wrecks off of North Carolina. To date, he has participated, organized and/or lead over 40 caving expeditions in the Americas, Oceana, Africa, Caribbean and Europe. Today he spends most of his free time caving, being a public speaker, and further developing a story that he first heard as a rumor in Ukraine 20 years ago; a story of how a group of Jews survived the Holocaust by living in a cave for over a year. To date, he has confirmed the story by locating 14 of the original 38 cave dwellers, co-authored a book that led to the making of a documentary about their experiences. Nicola runs the Priest’s Grotto Heritage Project; a genocide awareness project in which the grandchildren of those who lived in Priest’s Grotto Cave during the Holocaust will be working hand-in-hand with the grandchildren of those who lived above the cave in building an exhibit to honor what those courageous 38 did so long ago, and hopefully, by keeping this story alive for future generations, prevent such genocides as the Holocaust from ever happening again. This month, Chris Nicola will receive a Citation of Merit from the Explorer’s Club for his work bringing the Priest’s Grotto story to light.

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The Secret of Priest's Grotto : A Holocaust Survival Story

The Secret of Priest's Grotto : A Holocaust Survival Story

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  • The Secret of Priest's Grotto; A Holocaust Survival Story

    The story of how 38 Jews survived the Holocaust in Ukraine by taking refuge in a cave for over 500 days, and the story of how a caver spent 20 years researching a rumor, to the point of confirming the story, finding the survivors, and then telling this story to the World by way of a book and a documentary.

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Explorer and Author of "The Secret of Priest's Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story"

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Chris Nicola Biography

Chris Nicola was born in England in 1951. He and his family immigrated to the US settling ultimately in New York City. Chris is currently working as a Senior Investigator for New York State. Other jobs have included that of a union organizer, a police officer in Washington D.C., a bar manager and bouncer, adjunct lecturer, bodyguard, undercover investigator in the NYC schools, and civilian operative for the FBI.

As a graduate of 3 state police academies and recipient of specialized training from the FBI and NYPD his law enforcement career has spanned 37 years. He has earned undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice, Physics, and Forensic Psychology; an MA in Criminology; completed post-graduate work while enrolled in a Criminology PhD program, and is currently pursuing a Forensic Science MS and Film BA.

In the Mid 70’s Nicola began his life as an explorer by scuba diving in the caves of central Florida, in conjunction with 10 years of ocean diving, spending many hours on the wrecks off of North Carolina. To date, he has participated, organized and/or lead over 40 caving expeditions in the Americas, Oceana, Africa, Caribbean and Europe. Today he spends most of his free time caving, being a public speaker, and further developing a story that he first heard as a rumor in Ukraine 20 years ago; a story of how a group of Jews survived the Holocaust by living in a cave for over a year. To date, he has confirmed the story by locating 14 of the original 38 cave dwellers, co-authored a book that led to the making of a documentary about their experiences. Nicola runs the Priest’s Grotto Heritage Project; a genocide awareness project in which the grandchildren of those who lived in Priest’s Grotto Cave during the Holocaust will be working hand-in-hand with the grandchildren of those who lived above the cave in building an exhibit to honor what those courageous 38 did so long ago, and hopefully, by keeping this story alive for future generations, prevent such genocides as the Holocaust from ever happening again. This month, Chris Nicola will receive a Citation of Merit from the Explorer’s Club for his work bringing the Priest’s Grotto story to light.

Chris Nicola Videos

  • Life's Tough, but Chris Nicola is TOUGHER!
    Life's Tough, but Chris Nicola is TOUGHER… This Rugged Caver Uncovers an Amazing Story of Survival When you're inside a cave, ...
  • Chris Nicola: Cave Exploration in Ukraine
    Chris Nicola is currently working as a Senior Investigator for New York State. He formerly worked as a union organizer, a police officer, a...
  • No Place On Earth - Official Trailer (2012) Chris Nicola
    A cave exploration in Ukraine leads to the unearthing of a story of World War II survivors who once found shelter in the same cave.

Chris Nicola Books

Chris Nicola Speaking Topics

  • The Secret of Priest's Grotto; A Holocaust Survival Story

    The story of how 38 Jews survived the Holocaust in Ukraine by taking refuge in a cave for over 500 days, and the story of how a caver spent 20 years researching a rumor, to the point of confirming the story, finding the survivors, and then telling this story to the World by way of a book and a documentary.

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  • How to book Chris Nicola?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Nicola for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Nicola, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Nicola or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Nicola?

    Booking fees for Chris Nicola, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Nicola, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Nicola?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Nicola for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Nicola for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Nicola or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Nicola or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Nicola is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Secret of Priest's Grotto; A Holocaust Survival Story. The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Nicola for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Chris Nicola generally travels from Queens, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Wendy Booker, Jimmy Chin, Darren Edwards, Sara Safari and Alyssa Carson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Nicola for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chris Nicola Speaker Videos

  • Life's Tough, but Chris Nicola is TOUGHER!
    Life's Tough, but Chris Nicola is TOUGHER… This Rugged Caver Uncovers an Amazing Story of Survival When you're inside a cave, ...
    Chris Nicola: Cave Exploration in Ukraine
    Chris Nicola is currently working as a Senior Investigator for New York State. He formerly worked as a union organizer, a police officer, a bodyguard, an undercover investigator in the NYC schools,...
  • No Place On Earth - Official Trailer (2012) Chris Nicola
    A cave exploration in Ukraine leads to the unearthing of a story of World War II survivors who once found shelter in the same cave.

Chris Nicola Speaking Topics

  • The Secret of Priest's Grotto; A Holocaust Survival Story

    The story of how 38 Jews survived the Holocaust in Ukraine by taking refuge in a cave for over 500 days, and the story of how a caver spent 20 years researching a rumor, to the point of confirming the story, finding the survivors, and then telling this story to the World by way of a book and a documentary.

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