Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers

{Posted to this site on 7/25/2002}

HitlerJewishSoldHitler’s Jewish Soldiers
The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military
by Bryan Mark Rigg
With permission by Bryan Mark Rigg

This book is available for purchase online. Click to order this title from Amazon.

video-clipSee a short video clip of his interview on NBC’s Dateline, June 9, 2002.

Rigg also is part of the faculty for American Military University and he teaches Holocaust courses online.

“An unexplored and confounding chapter in the history of the Holocaust.”
WARREN HOGE, New York Times

“Startling and unexpected, Rigg’s study conclusively demonstrates the degree of flexibility in German policy toward the Mischlinge, the extent of Hitter’s involvement, and, most important, that not alt who served in the armed forces were anti-Semitic, even as their service aided the killing process. . . . An invaluable contribution.”
MICHAEL BERENBAUM, author of The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust

“An impressively researched work with important implications for hotly debated questions.
Rigg tells some exquisitely poignant stories of Individual human experiences that complicate our picture of state and society in the Third Reich.”
NATHAN A. STOLTZFUS, author of Resistance of the Heart: Intermarriage
and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Nazi Germany

“By helping us better understand Nazi racial policy at the margins—i.e., its impact on certain members of the German military—Rigg’s study clarifies the central problems of Nazi Jewish policies overall.”
NORMAN NAIMARK, author of Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in
Twentieth-Century Europe

“With the skill of a master detective, Bryan Rigg reveals the surprising and largely
unknown story of Germans of Jewish origins in the Nazi military. His work contributes toour understanding of the complexity of faith and identity in the Third Reich.”
PAULA E. HYMAN, author of Gender and Assimilation In Modern Jewish History

“A major piece of scholarship. Rigg has uncovered personal stories and private archives that literally nobody knew existed. His book is an important contribution to German history.”
JONATHAN STEINBERG, author of All or Nothing: The Axis and the Holocaust, 1941—1943

“An outstanding book that adds a great deal to our understanding of the German military, of the place of Jews and people of Jewish descent in the Nazi state, and of the Holocaust.”
GEOFFREY P. MEGARGEE, author of Inside Hitler’s High command

“An original, groundbreaking, and significant work”
JAMES S. CORUM, author of The Roots of Blitzkrieg.and The Luftwaffe