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How the Jews Defeated Hitler by Benjamin Ginsberg

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A short reading and interview with Benjamin Ginsberg, author of How the Jews Defeated Hitler: Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism.

"Benjamin Ginsberg’s pathbreaking study demolishes the widely held view that Jews failed to resist during the Holocaust. He conclusively demonstrates the immense Jewish contribution, on many fronts, to the defeat of Nazi Germany. Ginsberg uncovers many forms of Jewish anti-Nazi resistance largely overlooked by other scholars. His book analyzes and details European and American Jews’ prominent role in conventional and partisan military efforts, in scientific and engineering breakthroughs critical to the Allied war effort, in undermining Nazi propaganda, and in counteracting isolationism in the West. This work will transform how scholars and the public view Jews and the Holocaust."
Stephen H. Norwood, University of Oklahoma; Author, The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower and Antisemitism and the American Far Left 
"Fascinating... an original contribution to an important subject."
Donald M. McKale, Clemson University; Author, Hitler's Shadow War and Nazis after Hitler 
BENJAMIN GINSBERG is David Bernstein Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University. His many books include The Fall of the Faculty, Presidential Power: Unchecked and Unbalanced, and Downsizing Democracy: How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public.