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The Jew with the Iron Cross by [Hillgate, Jack]
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About the Author

Jack Hillgate is a writer of books and screenplays and he lives with his family in Europe.

Product Details

  • File Size: 594 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Delacheroy Books (November 20, 2006)
  • Publication Date: November 20, 2006
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003XYFPVO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #596,092 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stars 2.75

The good stuff first. There is a wonderful love story mixed dancing through the pages. The hero/villian AbeWeinstein, Julius Schiller/Julian Tate, take you through the dark days of film making for the Third Reich-he's a Jew. He falls in love with his leading lady Eva Wendt/ Betty Weinstein-also a Jew. This has potential or so I thought. The author Jack Hillgate/David Levine does an excellent job with scenery descriptions and character development. Gals, you will the story of struggle and love. There are some very touching and moving parts through the story, with a few interesting twists. Okay, those are the good parts.

However, if an author is going to pick an exact time in modern history, get the facts straight. Mr Hillgate, you are a film maker. Surely you perform excellent research for your productions. Why should a book be any different? The time line and events are unbelievable to those of us who know better. The topic you are covering is very real and deserves good, solid research. An example: It's July 1944 and Herr Schiller is caught in an ambush with his German (no longer) comrades. He is knocked out during the ambush and wakes-up three weeks later in an American Hospital and the war is over? That would make it late July 1944 or early August. Come on. Oh and what about it being 1939 and the Germans are bombing England and The Lowlands and France have been conquered? Please!

As an amateur historian of this era, I cringe when I see people doing zero research and putting it out for public consumption. Also, at times I believe you were recollecting personal stories from the past as the story moved on. At times, the hatred and anger (well justified) for the Nazis was overwhelming and obtrusive. It detracted from the story and the characters you sought to build.

In the future, if you chose to write about this topic again, please get the history correct and save the commentary for your films.
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Price was right. Good beach book if you suspend belief throughout the book. It's OK but historically impossible on about every level. Unfortunately I know a lot about the period which spoiled it for me. Good for 3 stars and good for the price. Entertaining but I expect historical fiction to at least be semi-accurate concerning the period. This simply could not be.
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I love a good WWII story and prefer fiction or maybe fiction based on some bases of reality. I realize that when I read fiction, it is not real... right?? So, I must suspend my belief and not take the story to heart. If I am a fact checking kind of person, don't read this book. I thought this was a fun story (obviously, Nazi Germany is a murderous terrible time period) and the author made the main character a likeable guy. He had a sense of humor and the author drew me into the plot in such a way as I thought, yes, yes, not real, but it could have happened. There were sad and tragic moments within the book, but this is expected given the genre. While maybe at times a little predictable, so what, it was a good, very good story I would even say 4 stars a 1/4. Even in life there are circumstances that occur that are not necessarily believable, but things do happen and life is a wild and strange ride with many unexpected coincidences. I say, if you like reading about this time period, this will be a good read. After reading this, I would read another from this author.
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I did enjoyed this book. The story build up and suddenly, like the war, it takes you down but it does not end there. It is like a second story again with its highs and lows. The end is rather surprising. The book has a bit of every thingh in it that made it a good read.
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By Pius on November 29, 2011
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A fascinating story on an equally fascinating era and subject. The elements of pacing, setting, plot, narrative and description and dialogue are great, making the work a touching page turner that it is. In so many aspects, it brings to mind the book Fortune Calls that highlighted things just before the holocaust.This is a deep story I am glad I read.
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Having seen the film 'Jud Suss'
I was interested to find the parallels in this book
to the movie. I enjoyed the film and the book
was easy to read, with a very interesting premise:
a jew in nazi uniform.

Having downloaded this for my ebook from Amazon
for $0.00 certainly helped and piqued my interest
in the author.

recommended
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JoeDanDonigi

A Jewish actor plays a propaganda officer in the SS under Hitler's regime in under to save a Jewish co-actor that he played in one movie with and tries to save from a concentration camp but after her learns nearby but died of pregnancy he dares to find out the truth. Meanwhile the Russians are closing in on the camps.

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This was very entertaining throughout. It started as. fairy tale.Then it turned into a horror story. After that was a surprise ending. The writing was very good. It is doubtful that this fiction could have ever happened in the historical era it was placed.
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