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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David G. Dalin, John F. Rothmann Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the 1920s, Hajj Amin-al-Husseini was the political and spiritual leader of the Palestinian Arabs. A vicious anti-Semite, he led numerous pogroms against Jewish settlers. During World War II, al-Husseini allied himself and his people with Hitler; he lived in Germany, met with Hitler, encouraged “the final solution,” and became close friends with Himmler and other Nazis. After the war, al-Husseini escaped (he would certainly have been convicted at Nuremberg for war crimes) and fled to Egypt. His standing only rose, and in Egypt he was instrumental in fomenting Nazi-style anti-Semitic propaganda there. He also became the mentor to a new generation of radical “Islamo-fascist” Arab leaders. Foremost among them: Yasser Arafat.

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  • “Pritchard’s reading is compelling and invites repeated listens.”

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  • “Interesting and disturbing…The authors conclusively show how [al-Husseini] promoted the extermination of Jews while he resided in Hitler’s Germany.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robert Lobretto | 11/1/2013

    " An essential read to discover why Palestine and the surrounding Arab countries are filled with an ever-growing and sustained hatred for the Jewish state of Israel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Del Simmons | 9/6/2011

    " Excellent story that ties today's Islamic Radicals back to some of the Arab personalities of WW2 and their support for Hitler's "final solution" to the "Jewish Problem".. Great read about a part of history many don't know about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alvin Franzmeier | 11/2/2010

    " I was not aware of the dark connection between radical muslims and the Nazi regime. This connection helps to explain the continued antisemitism to the present day. "

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About the Author

David G. Dalin, Ph.D., an ordained rabbi, is a professor of history and political science at Ave Maria University. He has written on the role of Jews in the political history of the United States, and he has lectured widely on Pope Pius XII and the Jews in World War II and on the relationship between Pope John Paul II and the Jews. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University. He completed his seminary studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.