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The Hidden Nazi

The Untold Story of America’s Deal with the Devil
Narrated by: Traber Burns
Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
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He's the worst Nazi war criminal you've never heard of

Sidekick to SS Chief Heinrich Himmler and supervisor of Nazi rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, General Hans Kammler was responsible for the construction of Hitler's slave labor sites and concentration camps. He personally altered the design of Auschwitz to increase crowding, ensuring that epidemic diseases would complement the work of the gas chambers. 

Why has the world forgotten this monster? Kammler was declared dead after the war. But the aide who testified to Kammler's supposed "suicide" never produced the general's dog tags or any other proof of death. 

Dean Reuter, Colm Lowery, and Keith Chester have spent decades on the trail of the elusive Kammler, uncovering documents unseen since the 1940s and visiting the purported site of Kammler's death, now in the Czech Republic. 

Their astonishing discovery: US government documents prove that Hans Kammler was in American custody for months after the war - well after his officially declared suicide. 

And what happened to him after that? Kammler was kept out of public view, never indicted or tried, but to what end? Did he cooperate with Nuremberg prosecutors investigating Nazi war crimes? Was he protected so the United States could benefit from his intimate knowledge of the Nazi rocket program and Germany's secret weapons? 

The Hidden Nazi is true history more harrowing - and shocking - than the most thrilling fiction. 

©2019 Dean Reuter, Dr. Colm Lowery, and Keith Chester (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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The Author gives off the perception through his writing of being an over enthusiastic World War Two follower. His comments made throughout the book loose the readers trust in his work as an historical piece and make one feel as though he entered this project with some well entrenched views. Comments such as ‘wanting to get out of the interview alive’ when talking to an old man on his sick bed whose father was a NAZI criminal that the son barely knew. Shows an unwelcome level of added emotion and drama in an historical text. Stating that the son saying that his father visited him seemed out of place as ‘a father lives with a family and does not simply visit them’ again adds an unneeded perspective from the author. My father was in the military and when deployed for a year he ‘visited’ the family twice. I having read a number of historical books and I had a hard time with this one. I didn’t find it to be overly enjoyable as the trust in the Author was lost at the beginning. Although this style may be suited to some and I encourage people to try it first as it does provide a different insight.

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  • Scott
  • 21-10-2019

10 minutes of content hidden in a 12+ hour book

This is the book for you if you want to know: * What the author likes for breakfast * What type of computer and Internet service the author has * When and why the author prefers to take public transportation * What the author listens to while jogging * How the author likes to exchange documents * How the author likes to format e-mail messages Are these people paid by the word? I want my time back!

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  • jacob
  • 30-10-2019

written by historical amateur's

this book is utterly ridiculous. I think the best way to describe it is by putting it in the same category as those so-called "historians" whom claim that Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker. Even worse, the "evidence" the author uses to prove his points can easily be debunked by the average WW2 enthusiast I advise you not waste your time with this book.

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  • JM
  • 15-11-2019

Thoroughly boring

Written and read like a bad fiction spy novel. Full of idle speculation. Remind me of the bad conspiracy theory shows on history channel.

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  • Gregory B.
  • 20-03-2020

If you want to learn how the author wrote the book this is for you!

The author of this book takes entirely too much time telling you about the process of writing this book. I wanted to learn about the subject of the book. I have no interest in learning about the types of dogs his friends have and places the authors friends live in. The author repeats himself often in strays from the subject far too much for this to be an interesting book.

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  • Lord Emsworth
  • 06-11-2019

Why would America let evil personified walk away?

This book grips the listener at three levels. One, three friends solving a 70-year old historical mystery – in the buddy cop tradition. Two, solving the mystery itself. A mystery where the clues come not in mysterious bloodstains or conveniently dropped matchboxes, but from meticulous review of reams of paper that the government neglected to destroy, redact, or withhold. And three, their quarry. A hideously cruel sadistic man who is the administrative counterpart of Werner Van Braun. As someone who has read World War II books since 1985, this book had me sitting in the car after I got home, ears flapping to find out what happened next. The book is a series of unforgettable vignettes: • Will the Nazi’s ill son see the author? • A fatherly Holocaust survivor who can describe unspeakable horror matter of factly; • A loaf of bread tossed into the snow to see if a starving man would go for it, and murdering him if he does; • Comparing dry sounding memoranda from US Army intelligence that give the listener the chilling realization that they had their man and let him vanish – but why? • An unexpected package from the FBI; • What did the Nazi have that was so valuable? Why hide him even from British allies? • Walking to the spot where the Nazi reportedly shot himself. This book is the final rebuttal to those who think that there is little remaining to be learnt about World War II aside from crank theories. The prevailing version of history is correct, but it has barely begun to scratch the surface. Nazi Germany was an intricate machine. And this book shows that we’ve just started to grapple with its most complex parts. Here’s to the next book in the same vein.

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  • bill wichterman
  • 23-11-2019

Outstanding book — reads like a novel

This book is very well written, well read, and riveting and persuasive. Highly recommend it.

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  • J. Burnley
  • 09-11-2019

An astonishing book!

It is based on extensive research of original documents. Thus, there are two story lines: the tale of the research, and the biography of the monster about whom they write. Please read it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-03-2020

Fascinating and well researched.

A detailed insight into an escapee war criminal that was said to be dead. A well-written book bringing intelligence to life.