Jews, Gentiles, and the Opponents of Paul: B. J. Oropeza
Hitler’s rise to power, Germany’s march to the abyss, as seen through the eyes of Americans—diplomats, military, expats, visiting authors, Olympic athletes—who watched horrified and up close. By tapping a rich vein of personal testimonies, Hitlerland offers a gripping narrative full of surprising twists—and a startlingly fresh perspective on this heavily dissected era. Some of the Americans in Weimar and then Hitler’s Germany were merely casual observers, others deliberately blind; a few were Nazi apologists. But most slowly began to understand the horror of what was unfolding, even when they found it difficult to grasp the breadth of the catastrophe. Among the journalists, William Shirer, Edgar Mowrer, and Dorothy Thompson were increasingly alarmed. Consul General George Messersmith stood out among the American diplomats because of his passion and courage. Truman Smith, the first American official to meet Hitler, was an astute political observer and a remarkably resourceful military attaché. Historian William Dodd, whom FDR tapped as ambassador in Hitler’s Berlin, left disillusioned; his daughter Martha scandalized the embassy with her procession of lovers from her initial infatuation with Nazis she took up with. She ended as a Soviet spy. On the scene were George Kennan, who would become famous as the architect of containment; Richard Helms, who rose to the top of the CIA; Howard K. Smith, who would one day coanchor the ABC Evening News. The list of prominent visitors included writers Sinclair Lewis and Thomas Wolfe, famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, the great athlete Jesse Owens, newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, and black sociologist and historian W.E.B. Dubois. Observing Hitler and his movement up close, the most perceptive of these Americans helped their reluctant countrymen begin to understand the nature of Nazi Germany as it ruthlessly eliminated political opponents, instilled hatred of Jews and anyo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004067/bk_adbl_004067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
History for busy people. Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, was a totalitarian dictatorship ruled by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. Hitler was intent on the supremacy of the Aryan race and persecution of the Jews, which affected every citizen living in Germany at the time. Learn just how and why the Nazi’s rose to power in just one hour. Listen to this bite size audiobook about Hitler´s experience as a soldier during World War One, the Nazi Party´s climb to power, the elimination of their political opponents and the Weimar constitution. Learn about life in Nazi Germany, for women, the family, the Jews, and the use of state control, propaganda and security. See how Hitler manipulated foreign policy to achieve his aims, and how he brought the world into war.Nazi Germany in an Hour tell you everything you need to know about Germany under Nazi rule, in just one hour.Love your history? Find out about the world with History in an Hour… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000985/bk_hcuk_000985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An audiobook in Tamil. A monster among men. Proof that one madman can bring the whole world to the brink of destruction. What a bundle of contradictions he was! Non-smoker, tea-totaller, artist, engineer, gifted orator, born leader, unremitting dictator. The leader of the Third Reich was an extraordinary individual, of extraordinary qualities and extraordinary cruelty. Holocaust, pogrom, genocide: synonymous with Hitler and his unspeakable Nazis. Hitler´s hatred for the Jews led to the Second World War. He conquered Europe in a massive operation that drove fear into his mightiest opponents: England and France. But these great nations knew how to overcome fear and fight the enemy - by shedding blood, sweat, and tears. And when America joined the Allies, the combination proved too strong for the Axis. Good, for once, triumphed over Evil. Why did Hitler hate the Jews? When does a nationalist turn into a dictator? Why is Hitler an enduring figure in history, studied and dissected again and again? Did Germany really become a super power under Hitler? What attracts contemporary groups like the neo Nazis to Hitler? Find the answers to all these questions and more from this audiobook, based on Pa. Raghavan´s skilful, incisive writing. 1. Tamil. Abdul Jabbar. http://samples.audible.de/bk/newh/000006/bk_newh_000006_sample.mp3.
Palestinian laywer and writer Raja Shehadeh and Israeli correspondent Yossi Klein Halevi on this edition of Fresh Air. Raja Shehadeh´s latest book is Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine. He is a founder of the nonpartisan human rights organization Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists, and author of several books about international law, human rights and the Middle East. Shehadeh lives in Ramallah. Yossi Klein Halevi is the Israeli correspondent for The New Republic magazine. He was born and raised in New York City. He´s lived in Jerusalem since 1982. His book Memoirs of Jewish Extremist: An American Story is about his years first as a follower and then as an opponent of Rabbi Meir Kahane. His latest book is A the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew´s Search for God With Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land. (Broadcast Date: February 6, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020206/rt_whyy_020206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE is arguably the most important event in Jewish history. First, it was the central battle in the First Jewish-Roman war. Second, the failure of the siege on the Jewish side resulted in the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem, a disaster that would eventually prove both permanent and catastrophic, since it was never rebuilt. Third, it permanently altered the diaspora of Judaism in the ancient world. Fourth, because it was indecisive in breaking the power of the Jewish revolt permanently, it was also inconclusive and led to further, inevitable revolts that broke Judean identity completely. It was not the first time the Romans had conquered the capital of the kingdom, nor was it the first time Jerusalem had been sacked by a foreign power. It was unusual for the Romans, however, because it was not the final act that such a conquest generally was. With few exceptions, such as the Carthaginians and the Celts, the Romans had not encountered an opponent who refused to remain defeated. Roman generals and governors found this stubborn resistance unnerving and that may have contributed to an increased cruelty toward the local Jewish population, not that the Romans generally required an excuse to be brutal. To the Romans´ bewilderment, the Jews were absolutely, adamantly opposed to worshiping any deity above God (in the universal form of Yahweh), or even alongside or beneath God. At this point in their theological history, the Jews had become strict monotheists. Worshiping the Emperor as a deity would imperil their immortal souls. Therefore, they absolutely refused to do this and were willing to die for their faith. The Jewish refusal to tolerate the cult of the emperor in their main place of worship was a direct challenge to Roman political power. The Roman refusal to recognize Jewish monotheism was a direct challenge to Jewish theology. The clash of ideologies would result in many casualties. Josephus, a primary s... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078320/bk_acx0_078320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The thrilling story of men and women caught up in the death throes of Nazi Germany, struggling to maintain those things precious to them - life, an end to killing, and even sanity itself. Colonel Johann Faust has lost everyone he ever loved and feels he is going inexorably insane. He hears the haunting voice of his dead fiancée and the demons that roar through his mind as he perfects a plan to save Nazi Germany from defeat and insure a greater and deadlier new world war. Captain Dieter Neukirk, once a protégé of Faust’s, is more concerned with saving the lives of his remaining men than in sacrificing them in a fanatical last stand. Meanwhile, Elsa Klein, Dieter’s lover and the chief social worker at a Berlin hospital, is engaged in her own dangerous work, providing medical care and identity papers to hidden Jews in the city. American Captain Mack Mackenzie, pulled from a military hospital before his wounds are healed, is assigned to investigate reports of a secret Nazi operation. Wanting only to make it home alive, Mack finds himself in a life-and-death struggle with unlikely allies and a ferociously determined opponent. Americans and Germans alike are drawn to a hilltop in the remote German countryside, where they find themselves between powerful armies and forced into a terrible decision that could end one war or begin a new one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Press. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001324/bk_bbca_001324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just like most people in the world, we all want to be able to defend ourselves against an attacker. Krav Maga was created in the 1930s to help the Jews in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, against unfriendly fascists. It wasn´t taught in a studio; it was taught by Imre Lichtenfeld to his friends and neighbors so they could defend themselves in the streets against the violence there. Lichtenfeld took what he had been taught in boxing and wrestling and tweaked it into what we know as Krav Maga today. He worked with the Israeli Military to teach their soldiers new skills to help them in combat. Krav Maga has changed and been refined over the years, but the principle remains the same. Krav Maga ideas include: Seeing how important it is to learn to expand on the instinctive responses of being under stress Staying aware of your surroundings while you deal with threats so you can look for escape routes, other attackers, and objects that can be used to hit an opponent Using easy and simple strikes that are repeatable Targeting the attack on the vulnerable parts of the body like the liver, fingers, foot, knee, ribs, groin, solar plexus, face, throat, neck, eyes, and so forth Using whatever object is at hand to hit your opponent Attacking before the opponent can and counterattacking as quickly as possible Continuing to strike your opponent until they are totally incapacitated Developing physical aggression and realizing that physical aggression is the most crucial part of the fight Simultaneous defense and attack Training covers the development and study of situational awareness in order to understand one´s surroundings. You will learn to understand the mind and behavior typical of street confrontations. You will be able to identify any threats before attacks can occur. It also covers ways to handle the verbal and physical methods to ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Cayco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103353/bk_acx0_103353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.