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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (54 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Malkin Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The true story of the greatest counterfeiting scheme in history and the men the Nazis called upon to help it succeed—a group of concentration-camp Jews. Only a fortnight after the start of World War II, at a meeting that has remained a secret for more than half a century, Nazi leaders and officials of the German Reichsbank approved an audacious plot to counterfeit millions of British pounds. Drawing upon top-secret bank records, German and British correspondence, and interrogation transcripts, award-winning journalist and author Lawrence Malkin reveals how an unremarkable SS officer named Bernhard Krueger attempted to bring down the world financial system. But when Krueger discovered that forging pounds, and later dollars, was no easy task, he made a crucial decision: he would seek out the greatest counterfeiters of prewar Europe and enlist them in the effort. He found them in an unexpected place: a Nazi concentration camp.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rey | 9/30/2013

    " Way too dense. Reads more like a history textbook. Time to rent the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ryan | 6/12/2012

    " Interesting subject, but not an interesting read. Wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Converse | 6/21/2011

    " Though it has too much purple prose, esp. in the early parts, this account of the SS eventually being fairly successful in counterfiting the British pound & attempting to do the same to the dollar , using Jewish concentration camp prisoners to do the printing, is a very interesting story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ryan | 10/11/2010

    " Interesting subject, but not an interesting read. Wouldn't recommend it. "

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About the Author

Lawrence Malkin’s work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Fortune, Connoisseur, the Times Literary Supplement, and many other magazines. He lives in New York with his wife, who survived the Nazi occupation of her native Belgium.