Hitler's pawn : the boy assassin and the Holocaust
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Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.
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Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
940.5318 KOCH

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Book
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
x, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781640091443, 1640091440

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-233) and index.
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After learning about Nazi persecution of his family, Herschel Grynszpan (pronounced "Greenspan"), an impoverished seventeen-year-old Jew living in Paris, bought a small handgun and on November 7, 1938, went to the German embassy and shot the first German diplomat he saw. When the man died two days later, Hitler and Goebbels made the shooting their pretext for the great state-sponsored wave of anti-Semitic terror known as Kristallnacht, still seen by many as an initiating event of the Holocaust. Overnight, Grynszpan, a bright but naive teenager-and a perfect political nobody-was front-page news and a pawn in a global power struggle. When France fell, the Nazis captured Grynszpan after a wild chase and flew him to Berlin. The boy became a privileged prisoner of the Gestapo while Hitler and Goebbels plotted a massive show trial to blame "the Jews" for starting World War II. A prisoner and alone, Grynszpan grasped Hitler's intentions and waged a battle of wits to sabotage the trial, knowing that even if he succeeded, he would certainly be murdered. The battle of wits was close, but Grynszpan finally won. Based on the newest research, Hitler's Pawn is the richest telling of Grynszpan's story to date. --from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Koch, S. (2019). Hitler's pawn: the boy assassin and the Holocaust (First hardcover edition.). Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Koch, Stephen, 1941-. 2019. Hitler's Pawn: The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Koch, Stephen, 1941-. Hitler's Pawn: The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Koch, Stephen. Hitler's Pawn: The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust First hardcover edition., Counterpoint, 2019.

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