Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “In Hitler's Shadow” as Want to Read:
In Hitler's Shadow
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

In Hitler's Shadow

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In September 1992 Yaron Svoray, an Israeli journalist, was travelling 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, return ...more
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Nan A. Talese (first published 1994)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about In Hitler's Shadow, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about In Hitler's Shadow

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Eric_W
Dec 18, 2008 Eric_W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Varon Svoray discovered more than he bargained for when· he infiltrated the German neo-Nazi movement. Svoray is an Israeli journalist and ex-police detective who resembles a Turkish wrestler (his description). He was investigating the story of hidden diamonds that were supposedly left by an American who was wounded before he could recover them, when he met a Nazi who mistook Svoray's familiarity with Leni Reifenstahl's Nazi propaganda films for sympathy with the cause. The Nazi invited Svoray to ...more
Elliot Ratzman
Nov 12, 2012 Elliot Ratzman rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Elliot by: Yaron Svoray...
I read a statistic that 90% of Germans supported Obama’s reelection. This doesn’t sound like a white supremacist polity to me. Yet in the early ‘90s, around the time of reunification of E. and W. Germany, a rash of skinhead violence plagued Germany. Though the Kohl administration downplayed the danger from the right, somehow a bumbling, brash Israeli stumbles his way into the heart of Germany’s (laughably inept) neo-Nazi movement. Nazi like me? I saw Yaron Savory speak in Israel around ‘97, a fe ...more
Stefan
Mar 13, 2008 Stefan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history-politics
An interesting look at the neo-nazi movement in Germany during the early 90's. The books is quite readable and highly informative. Because of the nature of the book, there were no written sources and thus one could argue that some of the research may not be credible. Take this book with a grain of salt, it worth reading but make sure you read several other books as well to get a larger and hopefully better prespective on right wing politics. Recommended.
Mandy
Mar 27, 2010 Mandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mandy by: mandalynfsu@gmail.com
I saw Yaron Svoray speak back when I was in college. He'd just written this book. I'd always meant to buy it after hearing him lecture, and finally did a few weeks ago. Timely. He is lucky he infiltrated when he did (before the internet revolution really hit), as today (or even in the last 90s) he never would have gotten as far as he did in '92-93.
Thomas Andrikus
Feb 08, 2011 Thomas Andrikus rated it liked it
Quite an intense read for European history aficionados. A true account retold in fictional-style narrative about how a Jewish American, posing as a sympathetic pro-Nazi from America, infiltrated a neo-Nazi group in Germany in the 1990s and how he did an exposé on the group's convoluted activities for the outside world to see.
MAP
Sep 25, 2010 MAP rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, history
Loosely fits into my history folder.

Considering this book is now almost 20 years old (Geez, really? 1992 was 20 years ago? Ugh) it would be really interesting to know how this has evolved and changed, and if it has expanded or shrunk, since then.
Leeza
Apr 04, 2011 Leeza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book it was quit intense but its that truth that is still a world of hate. Racial issues but we should all be treated equal even if it means putting ourselves in danger
Michael
Jun 07, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
amazing book about a jewish guy who infiltrates a german neo nazi group.
Lowie
Lowie rated it liked it
Jun 12, 2012
Rich Pearson-strain
Rich Pearson-strain rated it liked it
Jun 30, 2016
SkipO
SkipO rated it liked it
Nov 01, 2016
Marc
Marc rated it it was amazing
Nov 12, 2015
John
John rated it really liked it
Oct 11, 2012
Serena Gutnik
Serena Gutnik rated it it was amazing
Oct 27, 2015
Gregory
Gregory rated it it was ok
Jul 26, 2013
Tijs Schelstraete
Tijs Schelstraete rated it liked it
May 23, 2008
Ron S
Ron S rated it it was ok
Mar 24, 2016
Felicity
Felicity rated it really liked it
Nov 23, 2009
Ron
Ron rated it it was ok
Jan 02, 2012
Dahlia Rosenberg
Dahlia Rosenberg rated it it was amazing
Jun 14, 2017
Ariel Burbaickij
Ariel Burbaickij rated it really liked it
Dec 11, 2012
Jordyn
Jordyn rated it liked it
Jan 08, 2016
TJ
TJ rated it really liked it
Oct 03, 2010
James Jaeger
James Jaeger rated it liked it
Mar 25, 2012
Lola
Lola rated it liked it
Mar 20, 2010
Mike
Mike rated it really liked it
Jul 30, 2012
Yigal Gafni
Yigal Gafni rated it it was amazing
May 14, 2012
Emma
Emma rated it really liked it
Jun 07, 2009
Kevin Allison
Kevin Allison rated it really liked it
Jun 25, 2017
David3
David3 rated it really liked it
Jan 29, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book