Hitler's Basement: My Search For Truth, Light, And The Forgotten Executioners Of Ukraine's Kingdom Of Death by Ron VosslerHitler's Basement: My Search For Truth, Light, And The Forgotten Executioners Of Ukraine's Kingdom Of Death by Ron Vossler

Hitler's Basement: My Search For Truth, Light, And The Forgotten Executioners Of Ukraine's Kingdom…

byRon Vossler

Paperback | January 14, 2016

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Who murdered tens of thousands of Odessa’s Jews in World War II?  How was this terrible secret kept hidden for over three quarters of a century?  And what connects those questions to a small town on the North Dakota prairie?  Hitler’s Basement provides the answers, as well as offering startling new perspectives on the Holocaust in an isolated region of Ukraine that Hitler called Transnistria.  Part detective story, part redemptive quest, Hitler’s Basement carries the reader deep into an ethnic labyrinth of guilt and memory to discover links between Soviet terror in the 1930s and the Holocaust in Transnistria, and how relatives of a German-speaking minority who didn’t immigrate to the prairie became cogs in the Nazi machinery of death.  In a shocking twist, the author traces one of the shadowy executioners to America, to his own Dakota hometown—and, finally, to the edges of his very own family. 

Ron Vossler is a Fulbright scholar, Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota, and scriptwriter for four national and international award-winning documentary films, including We'll Meet Again in Heaven, focused on the 1933 terror-famine in Ukraine. He has also authored ten popular and scholarly books. His films and books are available on...
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Title:Hitler's Basement: My Search For Truth, Light, And The Forgotten Executioners Of Ukraine's Kingdom…Format:PaperbackDimensions:386 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:January 14, 2016Publisher:Green IvyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Author's Note ViiMap of the Kingdom of Death XXII. Into The Labyrinth Overture 1Loomings 2Our Savior, The SS Officer 7Lost Worlds 12The Hitler Surveillance Club 16Rivers Of Blood 20The Map 44II. First Notes From The Road Of Death Odessa, My Rome 49Berezovka 58We, The Water; You, The Fists 60Our Babi Yar 63Lichtenfeld, The First Time 68Ashes 71Aftershocks 78Fire And Ice 79Iii. Dispatches From The Road Of Death At The Horse Stables 87Burning Ice 89The Castle 99Wheelbarrows 105"Who Will Take This Girl?" 126To The Sea 134Rain 143Wesseloe 150Smoke 155Dirt 161Ghosts Of Transnistria 165Square Footage 179Masters Of Death 183The Waves Swallow 193Mayors 213With The Tourists 226Kartakei 232Kolosofka 239Return To Lichtenfeld; Return Home 254A Disturbing Conversation 277Shooting Graves 285Back To My Old Life, Almost 288Iv. Finding Hitler's Steppe-Children I Visit A Former Policeman 293I Make Enemies 301Out Of The Flames 313Dreck 316In Hitler's Basement 323Coercion And Hatred 358Acknowledgments 369Sources 371