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Krueger's Men: The Secret Nazi Counterfeit Plot and the Prisoners of Block… (2006)

by Lawrence Malkin

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Lawrence Malkin’s Krueger's Men: The Secret Nazi Counterfeit Plot and the Prisoners of Block 19 is about the counterfeiting of millions of British pound notes, and to a lesser degree U.S. dollars by the Nazis. The counterfeiting operation, known as Operation Bernhard was a plot to disrupt the economy of Great Britain. The early chapters, though slow, provide background for understanding the decision surrounding the counterfeiting plan, as well as the reaction by the Bank of England. Later chapters explore how Krueger selected his team of lithographers, artists, printers from concentration camps, and how they were able to make near perfect pound notes in less than optimum circumstances. The narrative is somewhat marred by the editorial comments and irrelevant detail but overall Krueger’s Men is an interesting book. ( )
  nabhill | Jul 6, 2009 |
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This true story details the greatest counterfeiting scheme in history and the men the Nazis called upon to help it succeed, a group of concentration-camp Jews. of photos. 2 maps.

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"Two weeks after the start of World War II, at a meeting that has remained a secret for more than fifty years, Hitler's top spies and the managers of Nazi Germany's finances approved a bold plot to destroy England: they would contrite British pounds - millions and millions of them - scatter them over the United Kingdom, and destabilize the British economy." "If only, as the Nazis soon discovered, it were that easy. With complex engraving and mysteriously unique paper, the pound notes turned out to be nearly impossible to fake. Frustrated by early failures. The SS put a meticulous engineering officer named Bernhard Krueger in charge of the secret plot, and he swiftly enlisted a group of highly skilled printers and craftsmen in the effort. But there was still a final piece missing: an experienced counterfeiter of the highest caliber." "It turned out that he was easily located: Smolianoff, a Jew, was interned in a concentration camp, barely avoiding extermination by serving as the camp's artist." "What happened next is the stuff of great fiction, except that it's all true."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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