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The Scourge of the Swastika Audiobook
The Scourge of the Swastika
Written by: 
Lord Russell of Liverpool
Narrated by: 
Simon Vance
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The Scourge of the Swastika Audiobook

The Scourge of the Swastika: A History of Nazi War Crimes During World War II

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Lord Russell of Liverpool, who served as a chief legal adviser during war crimes trials at the end of World War II, recounts the horrific brutality perpetrated by the Nazi government throughout Europe. Using evidence submitted to trials such as Nuremburg, Russell compiles the terrible histories of concentration camps, murders of civilians, lynching, and other atrocities to build a damning indictment of the Third Reich. Simon Vance's arresting performance conveys the right amount of intrigue and shock at the horrors witnessed under Hitler's rule, making Scourge of the Swastika a chilling and remarkable experience.

Publisher's Summary

When discussing the German war crimes of the Second World War, modern histories have focused on the Holocaust. While the Final Solution was a unique and unparalleled horror, German atrocities did not end there. The Nazis terrorized their own citizens, tortured and murdered POWs, and carried out countless executions throughout occupied Europe. Lord Russell of Liverpool was part of the legal team that brought Nazi war criminals to justice, and from this first-hand position, he published the sensational, best-selling The Scourge of the Swastika in 1954. Liverpool shows that the actions of the Third Reich, including the Holocaust, were illegal, not merely immoral.

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    Kris Wright Novi, Mi USA 10-23-14
    Kris Wright Novi, Mi USA 10-23-14
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    "Emphasizes the horror of the Nazi regime"
    What made the experience of listening to The Scourge of the Swastika the most enjoyable?

    I learned more than I thought I already knew, brought out the human tragedy in detail.


    What other book might you compare The Scourge of the Swastika to and why?

    Knights of the Bushido. Unvarnished and not white washed for pc purposes. Sticks to the facts, sickening as some were.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    Can't really narrow that down.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    That the men committing these horrors believed this was the right thing to do, had no regrets of their actions. That was constantly emphasized in the book, it was not just one moment


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    Amazon Customer Lutz, FL, United States 05-24-16
    Amazon Customer Lutz, FL, United States 05-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Lord Russell's Warning From History"

    Russell's account of the crimes of Nazi Germany is one of the best on the subject. It also preceded the classic Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, perhaps the finest historic work ever written about the Second World War. Russell's book was important at the time of its 1954 publication because it documented precisely not only major details of the Holocaust, which William Shirer only briefly touched upon, but also the reign of terror across Occupied Europe, especially Poland and Russia, where the majority of Hitler's victims perished, including millions of Soviet prisoners of war and Russian civilians. An immensely valuable reading and listening experience as well as a superb history lesson that is as timely today as it was during the fifties, when Holocaust denial was still in its early stages.

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    Richard 10-07-15
    Richard 10-07-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Best on the subject"

    I have listened to many books on the subject. This was the best description of the horrors that took place in the concentration camps inEurope during WWll.

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    "informative"
    What did you love best about The Scourge of the Swastika?

    new information


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    there was no favorite character. It was simply new inforatmion that has not been commonly known because it is too graphic.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    reality can be worse than fiction


    Any additional comments?

    we should all know what the human spirit is capable of enduring, and inflicting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve H. Caldwell Tacoma, WA 05-25-16
    Steve H. Caldwell Tacoma, WA 05-25-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Chilling acount of a horrible tragic crime."

    In this chilling account of the Nazi attrocities and the subsequent war tribunal, Lord Russell gives an in depth look at the face of evil in all its horror. He describes the principal people involved, and their motivations. He shows how it started fairly modestly, but ended up killing over 10 million people for nothing more than being on some sick Nazi non approved scapegoat list. He then goes through what happened at the Nuremberg tribunal, and what happened to the men responsible for some of the worst atrocities in human history. This is a must read for anyone interested in WW2 history.

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