The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich by Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney

Most people know who Hitler was, but many do not know the man who gave Hitler some of his worst ideas. The “ideologue/philosopher” behind Hitler was Alfred Rosenberg, an Estonian who embraced the Aryan race myth. Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney have written a book, The Devil’s Diary, about Rosenberg and the search for his diary following its disappearance after World War II. Here is a brief summary of the book: A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting...

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In the Mail: Lumen

Lumen (Captain Martin Bora) by Ben Pastor Publishers Weekly Mixing elements of a psychological thriller and an existential meditation, Pastor’s debut follows a German army captain and a Chicago priest as they investigate the death of a nun in Nazi-occupied Poland. Mother Kazimierza’s alleged power to see the future has brought her a devoted following; her motto, “Lumen Christi Adiuva Nos” (“light of Christ, succor us”), gives the novel its title. In...

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Hitler's Master of the Dark Arts by Bill Yenne

When I think of pure Evil in this world, one of the groups of people that comes to mind is the Nazis.  This group of men and women took control of Germany and transformed the country.  The hate they preached was foul and disgusting.  Among the many who stood beside Hitler was his primary henchman – Heinrich Himmler – head of the SS.  In Hitler’s Master of the Dark Arts: Himmler’s Black Knights and the Occult Origins of the SS Bill Yenne chronicles Himmler’s...

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Kindle and concentration camps

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Hearing that the Amazon Kindle had been compared to an eight-track player Alan Kaufman decided he needed a real attention grabber analogy if he was to gather the eyeballs necessary to get Huntington Post readers to click away from pictures of the latest porn actress claiming to be Tiger Wood’s mistress. Not content for hyperbole he went straight for ridiculous and offensive. That’s right, Kaufman decided to use the Holocaust to make his...

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