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Review: The Draughtsman – Robert Lautner

My version: Hardback Genre: Historical Fiction WWII, Germany Publisher: The Borough Press First published: 2017 Bought, signed From the cover: Germany 1944. Ernst Beck's new job marks an end to months of unemployment. Working for Erfurt's most prestigious engineering firm, Topf & Sons, means he can finally make a contribution to the war effort, provide for his beautiful wife, … Continue reading Review: The Draughtsman – Robert Lautner

Review: Masters of Death. The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust – Richard Rhodes

These “special task forces,” organized by Heinrich Himmler to follow the German army as it advanced into eastern Poland and Russia, were the agents of the first phase of the Final Solution. They murdered more than 1.5 million men, women, and children between 1941 and 1943, often by shooting them into killing pits, as at Babi Yar.