Item description for The Secret Front: Nazi Political Espionage 1938-1945 by Wilhelm Hoettl...
Wilhelm Hottl was no small time Nazi bureaucrat... He was Adolf Eichmann's confidant and an important member of the Nazi party's SD foreign espionage section.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.12 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Enigma Books
ISBN 1929631073 ISBN13 9781929631070
Availability 2 units. Availability accurate as of May 23, 2017 02:57.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Secret Front: Nazi Political Espionage 1938-1945?
Intriguing glimpse into the chaos of wartime eastern Europe Aug 18, 2004
Forget the hype about Hoettl being Eichman's assistant and the man to whom the figure of six million Jews killed in the genocide was first revealed. This barely figures in the book and it is misleading to sell it as part of mainstream Holocaust literature. Hoettl occupied an important role in the German espionnage unit responsible for south-eastern Europe and does a superb job (this book was first published in 1953) outlining the chaos the Nazis were faced with in Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia and the like and how their often bone-headed decisions only made matters worse. What I found particularly interesting were his observations on the brutal behaviour of the Croats and the Serbs, which helped explain the course of the war in the early 1990s, as well as the translation of the self-incriminatory and often downright depressed notebook which Mussolini wrote after the Italian government put him in detention in 1943. After Mussolini was rescued by German commandoes, the contents of the notebook fell into Hoettl's hands. This is a must-read book for anyone wanting more details as to what the Germans were up to in south-eastern Europe in the last war.