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The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz: The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler's Volkswagen

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The astonishing biography of Josef Ganz, a Jewish designer from Frankfurt, who in May 1931 created a revolutionary small car: the Maikafer (German for May bug). Seven years later Hitler introduced the Volkswagen. He not only 'took' the concept of Ganz's family car, he even used the same nickname. To this day the VW Beetle or Bug is considered one of the most important of a ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published December 15th 2011 by Rvp Publishers
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Fascinating read about his amazing story. If you are interested in world history, cars and the influence of design this is a must read. The book could be tighter written but the information, overall story of his life and the pictures make it a solid 4 stars.
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