In Hitler's Shadow: An Israeli's Amazing Journey Inside Germany's Neo-Nazi Movement

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Nan A. Talese, 1994 - History - 275 pages
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In September 1992 Yaron Svoray, an Israeli journalist, was traveling in Germany when he met a young man, a skinhead, who, taking Svoray to be a sympathetic American and not realizing he was Jewish, introduced him to the semisecret world of German neo-Nazism. In a short time, Svoray contacted the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles and, with the center's backing, returned to Germany under the name of "Ron Furey", the American representative of a fictitious right-wing organization. So began a remarkable and shocking series of encounters between Svoray and members of Germany's neo-Nazi underground. Putting himself at great personal risk and constantly fearing that his identity would be discovered, Svoray met - and documented with hidden cameras and recording devices - a terrifying array of believers both young and old whose reach, he was shocked to find out, extends throughout Germany and beyond. He came across brutal young skinheads; paramilitary training camps that have sent neo-Nazi fighters to support Croatian soldiers in the former Yugoslavia; a network of committed neo-Nazis who are using their money and connections to establish political organizations; and politicians of the far right who cloak their connections to the movement in nationalist rhetoric. In Hitler's Shadow is a sobering report on the real threat that is posed by Germany's neo-Nazi movement, and a startling portrayal of the dangerous personalities behind it, told by a man of immense courage who has penetrated its heart of darkness.

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IN HITLER'S SHADOW: An Israeli's Amazing Journey Inside Germany's Neo-Nazi Movement

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The story of an Israeli Jew's experiences as a mole inside Germany's radical right. In September 1992 Svoray was an out-of-work fortune hunter and sometimes journalist searching Germany for diamonds ... Read full review

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Journalist Svoray, who served in the Israeli Army and on the Tel Aviv detective force, describes himself as "a large man with a natural sense of self-confidence, a gift for talk, and a curiosity that ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Yaron Svoray is an investigative journalist and the author of "In Hitler's Shadow" and "Gods of Death."
Richard Hammer is a two-time winner of the Edgar Award and is the author of more than a dozen books.

Nick Taylor is a director of Taylor-Baines and Associates in Christchurch, New Zealand. He specialises in social assessment relating to natural resource management, including tourism development. He has been involved in the development of techniques for social assessment and conducts training courses in social assessment internationally.

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