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Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris

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ISBN-10: 0871404524

ISBN-13: 9780871404527

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jonathan Kirsch

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On the morning of November 7, 1938, Herschel Grynszpan, a desperate seventeen-year-old Jewish refugee, walked into the German embassy in Paris and shot Ernst vom Rath, a Nazi diplomat. Two days later vom Rath lay dead, and the Third Reich exploited the murder to unleash Kristallnacht—its horrific campaign of terror against Germany’s Jewish citizens in a bizarre concatenation of events that would rapidly involve Ribbentrop, Goebbels, and Hitler himself. Bestselling author Jonathan Kirsch brings to light this wrenching story, reexamining the historical details and moral dimensions of one of World War II’s most enigmatic cases. Was Grynszpan a deranged lone gunman or psychopath, as Hannah…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 5/6/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

He is a book columnist for The Los Angeles Times & author of the bestselling & critically acclaimed King david: The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel, Moses: A Life & Harlot by the Side of the Road, writes & lectures widely. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Prologue The Boy Avenger
From Hanover to Paris
The Day Hitler Dined Alone
The Prodigal Son
Tout Va Bien
Special Handling
Incident on the Rue De Lille
"So That the World Would Not Ignore It"
The Blood Flag
Higher Powers
Phony War
Paris to Berlin
In The Belly of the Beast
Paragraph One Hundred Seventy-Five
Grynszpan's Ghost
The Exterminating Angel