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* research for CHOOSING HITLER … A History of the German National Railway Volume 2, 1933-1945

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 28, 2013

german railway vol 2

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It is likely that no one else would be as excited about this book as I was. I have long had in mind having the major German character in my novel-in-progress (tentatively titled CHOOSING HITLER) make his career in the German Railway. 

This book provides incredibly relevant detail for that purpose, including … the educational background he would need … the sequence of positions he might hold … the relationship between the German Railway, the Reichswehr, the SS, and Hitler … the role of the Railway in support of Hitler’s wars … and the role in transporting Jews to the ovens. 

What did railway officials and workers know about the ongoing Holocaust? Plenty. 

What did they care about the Jews being taken to murder? Most of them, not at all.

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One Response to “* research for CHOOSING HITLER … A History of the German National Railway Volume 2, 1933-1945”

  1. Ilene Kent said

    Thank you Lew for continuing to research this important — and disgraceful — time in history, especially in light of the rise of anti-semitism and the growth in the Holocaust denial movement.

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