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The Devil's Workshop: A Memoir of the Nazi Counterfeiting Operation

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One of the most remarkable episodes of WWII was the Nazi attempt to forge currency and trigger the economic collapse of the Allies. The counterfeit operation was one of the largest the world has ever seen and lead to the postwar reissue of sterling.At the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin, 144 Jewish prisoners of 13 different nationalities were forced to work on ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 21st 2009 by Frontline Books, (first published January 1st 1986)
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Erik
Jun 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Incredible story told with vivid detail and a treasure trove of primary documents.
John
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found this book quite enthralling. The details are absolutely astounding both in their enormity and abhorrence but also in the clarity of recollection: it is only near the end of the book that we uncover how this has been possible for the writer to achieve. It's difficult to understand the pain that these recollections must have caused Adolf; he is clearly a strong as well as a highly skilled man.
I did not understand the meticulous record keeping that the Nazi regime maintained throughou
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Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Интересная история.
Lorri
The Devil’s Workshop: A Memoir of the Nazi Counterfeiting Operation, by Adolf Burger, is a compelling story of how Jewish concentration camp prisoners were forced to become involved in a forgery plot known as “Operation Bernhard“. The memoir is harrowing and intense in its content.

Burger became a part of “Operation Bernhard”, whereby he and other Jews were forced into production. They became forgers, and produced counterfeit British Pound Sterling notes. It was plot masterminded by t
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Heather's Mum
5 stars to the movie, The Counterfeiters (with subtitles) starring Karl Markovics, August Diehl and Devid Striesow was tramatic to me as the cruelties of war escape my reason.

3 stars- to the book... was easier to get through, but also not as "stick it in your heart and gut."
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Jan 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still in the beginning
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Die Buchvorlage zum Film "Die Fälscher" bietet viele Einblicke, die der Film natürlich nicht bieten konnte, da dieser viel mehr auf Emotionen setzt und den Geldfälscher Salomon Smolianoff anstatt den Autor dieses Buches in den Vordergrund setzt.

Der Bericht von Adolf Bunger wird durch viele Fotos und einige andere Augenzeugenberichte noch anschaulicher und führt einem wieder die Schrecken des Naziregimes vor die Augen. Ich werde nie verstehen, wie Menschen so grausam sein können und w
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