The Devil's Doctor: Felix Kersten and the Secret Plot to Turn Himmler Against Hitler

Wiley, 12 feb. 2002 - 310 pagina's
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The Devil's Docto

The true story of one mans courageous fight against unspeakable evi

In May 1940, as Nazi panzers overran the Netherlands, Felix Kersten received a summons he dared not refuse. A successful and prosperous physical therapist who had ministered to the Dutch royal family, Kersten was "asked" to forsake his adopted home in the Netherlands and become personal physician to Nazi Reichsfhrer Heinrich Himmler. While others might have spent the ensuing years paying fearful obeisance to this monstrous and unpredictable master, Kersten discovered that he had both the means and the courage to manipulate the surprisingly nave Himmler. In doing so, he saved thousands of lives and actually persuaded Himmler to join in a plot to overthrow Himmlers hero, Adolf Hitler

The Devils Doctor tells the incredible true story of how one brave man did everything he could, and more than he ever imagined, to turn the corrupt and maniacal Nazi power structure against itself and prevent the slaughter of thousands. This riveting and compelling tale will convince you that one persons courage and determination truly can make a difference

Praise for John Wallers The Unseen War in Europ

"Superb.... Mr. Waller knows his territory." —The Washington TimesP>"One of the most readable histories ever published of espionage, conspiracies, and intrigues that formed the backdrop against which the wars military campaigns were fought. . . . John H. Waller writes credibly and authoritatively on his subject." —Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Review: The Devil's Doctor: Felix Kersten & the Secret Plot to Turn Himmler Against Hitler

Gebruikersrecensie  - Erik Graff - Goodreads

This is as much a book about Walter Schellenberg, a high-ranking SD (Sicherheitsdienst, Amt VI) intelligence officer, as it is about Felix Kersten, both of them being most intimately involved with ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: The Devil's Doctor: Felix Kersten & the Secret Plot to Turn Himmler Against Hitler

Gebruikersrecensie  - Matty - Goodreads

Really interesting. Uncommon knowledge about Himmler's anti-fascist doctor and how he had a hand (generally through Himmler) in saving thousands. offers a portrait of a little-known hero of the war-a ... Volledige recensie lezen


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JOHN H. WALLER, an intelligence officer during World War II and a foreign service officer abroad in the postwar era, is an acclaimed historian and the author of five previous books, including The Unseen War in Europe: Espionage and Conspiracy in the Second World War. He lives in McLean, Virginia.

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