Deception: How the Nazis Tricked the Last Jews of Europe
Christopher Hale (Author)
'I suppose you know who I am? I was in charge of the actions in Germany and Poland and Czechoslovakia. I am prepared to sell you one million Jews: Goods for blood ... Blood for goods.' These were the chilling words uttered by one of the most notorious Nazi bureaucrats, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann, to a young Jewish businessman called Joel Brand in the spring of 1944. Brand embarked on a desperate mission to persuade the Allies to barter with Eichmann - and failed. At the same time, the SS deported hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz-Birkenau packed in cattle trains. The majority were gassed, then incinerated. For decades after 1945, many blamed the Allies for callously abandoning a million Hungarian Jews to their fate. In Deception, Christopher Hale presents a new account of the 'Brand Mission' based on evidence in the national archives of Germany, Hungary, Britain and the United States. Hale reveals that Eichmann's offer formed one part of a monstrous deception designed to outwit the leaders of the last surviving Jewish community in Europe. The deception was more complex and - from the German point of view - more successful than any operation mounted by the secret services of the Allied governments. 16 Plates, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
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About the Author
CHRISTOPHER HALE is a non-fiction author and film maker who has worked all over the world, making documentaries for most of the major broadcasters including the BBC and National Geographic. His first book Himmler's Crusade (Bantam, 2004), won the prestigious Gambrinus 'Giuseppe Mazzotti' award in 2003.
- Contributor: Christopher Hale
- Imprint: The History Press Ltd
- ISBN13: 9780750988179
- Number of Pages: 448
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Release Date: 2019-09-13
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: CHRISTOPHER HALE is a non-fiction author and film maker who has worked all over the world, making documentaries for most of the major broadcasters including the BBC and National Geographic. His first book Himmler's Crusade (Bantam, 2004), won the prestigious Gambrinus 'Giuseppe Mazzotti' award in 2003.