Richard Overy

The Myth of the Master Race

The Master Plan: Himmler’s Scholars and the Holocaust

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Remember Indiana Jones – the hunky, intrepid American professor of archaeology who battled it out on the cinema screen with ruthless, leather-coated German academics in the deserts of Egypt and the plains of Tibet? The films in which he featured were old-fashioned Boy’s Own yarns, the Nazi treasure-seekers a parody of the bad German, the stories pure fantasy. Or so it seemed. 

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