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The Nazi, the painter and the forgotten story of the SS road

Author: G H Bennett
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 2006 in England a long-forgotten canister of film was discovered by chance in a Devonshire church. No one knew how it had got there, but its contents were tantalizing: grainy black-and-white scenes showed SS soldiers and slave labourers involved in what appeared to be a Nazi road-building programme. BBC television caused a sensation when it broadcast the footage, but the film gave few clues to the identities of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Romanian
Named Person: Arnold Daghani; Arnold Daghani; Arnold Daghani
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G H Bennett
ISBN: 9781861899095 1861899092
OCLC Number: 760291969
Description: 240 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : a puzzling reel of film --
Marching eastwards --
The Aryan imperial dream --
The master race in control --
Putting names to faces --
The fat man identified --
Durchgangstrasse IV : highway of the SS --
The film-makers --
The Romanian connection --
The end of the road --
The cry for justice --
Beyond earthly justice --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: G.H. Bennett.

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Historian G. H. Bennett pieces together the forgotten story of a wartime German road-building project, which exterminated numerous Jewish and other lives. A moving and sometimes horrifying chronicle  Read more...

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'This surprising and artful book mixes the history of the Nazi occupation of Ukraine and of the Holocaust with present perspectives. It entertains and enriches our understanding of a terrible time.' Read more...

 
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