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The Nazi séance : the strange story of the Jewish psychic in Hitler's circle

Author: Arthur J Magida
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
" ... A disturbing journey into a Germany as it descends into madness, aided by a "clairvoyant" Jew oblivious to the savagery of men who pursued a Reich that they fantasized would last a thousand years"--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Erik Jan Hanussen; Erik Jan Hanussen; Erik J Hanussen; Erik Jan Hanussen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur J Magida
ISBN: 9780230620537 0230620531
OCLC Number: 706021004
Description: 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: One of the finest liars in Europe --
The psychic gravedigger --
"A conjuror is an actor playing the part of a magician" --
The iron queen and the Jewish Samson --
The king of everything --
Hitler : "there's room for a little subtlety" --
"This man is in league with the Devil" --
Triumph in Berlin --
An alliance of scoundrels --
The noose tightens --
The Fuehrer's court Jew --
The fire that killed a country --
A ride to a wild prison --
Three bullets in the woods --
The view from Italy.
Responsibility: Arthur J. Magida.


Erik Jan Hannussen, a popular Jewish stage magician and mentalist from Austria, wowed audiences and amassed a small fortune in the 1920's and 30's. Perhaps his greatest trick was that of becoming  Read more...


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"An astonishing story, brilliantly told." - Roger Moorhouse, author of Killing Hitler "Hanussen (and his relation to Hitler) is one of the strangest enigmas of the pre-war era. Arthur Magida has done Read more...

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