HITLER'S MISCHLINGE
Publisher : Rainbow Publishing
Description

Who would want to assassinate the most famous hero in the world? In the summer of 1936, Charles Lindbergh borrowed a Miles Whitney Straight and flew from England to Berlin with his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh landing at Berlins Staaken Military Airfield. He had been invited by Lufthansa to attend the Olympics but his real mission was to check out the Luftwaffe. Three most unlikely players cross paths in a conspiracy aimed at killing the Lindbergh's and changing the course of world history: an American expatriate wanted for murder, a high-ranking officer in the Luftwaffe, and the most famous detective in Europe.

 

Britain, France and America were threatening to boycott the 1936 Olympics because of racial discrimination against Blacks and Jews.  But Hitler bamboozled his critics by giving Berlin an egalitarian new look for three months.  The stage was now set for the Games and the assassination to take place

 



The Story Behind This Book
Britain, France and America were threatening to boycott the 1936 Olympics because of racial discrimination against Blacks and Jews. But Hitler bamboozled his critics by giving Berlin an egalitarian new look for three months. The stage was now set for the Games and the assassination to take place


Praise and Reviews
  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: 4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, November 13, 2009 By  LMac "LMH" (pHiladlephia,Pa) - See all my reviews This review is from: HITLER'S MISCHLINGE (Paperback) Interesting characters bring you on journey through war torn Berlin. The characters are delightfully represented in this quirky novel about the 1936 Olympics. With images of the characters being painted in your mind. The novel builds with suspense as you move thought the pages depicting historical facts of the time. It keeps you on the edge mid trough as the plot unravels to its conclusion. Recommended reading for history buffs. History with a little mystery to carry you through, September 27, 2009 By  Ginny Iadicicco - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: HITLER'S MISCHLINGE (Paperback) Hitler's Mischlinge, is a type of mystery-thriller set in Berlin, Germany, at the time of the 1936 summer Olympics. Surprisingly, this story highlights one insidious and seldom-examined aspect of Nazi racism: German citizens born of mixed marriages, or having one Jewish parent and one non-Jewish parent. For generations, these "mixed" Germans had participated in every aspect of their society and culture, including the military. Many were high-ranking aristocrats who served in the prestigious Luftwaffe and other branches of the Armed Forces. Yet after Hitler came to power, these citizens found their lives in jeopardy because of their parentage. The story's setting and time frame have been well researched and there is a fairly wide range of interesting characters some of whom I would, as a reader, liked to know more about. At first, I thought the plot synopsis sounded a bit implausible and kind of quirky but in the end I have to say that this story hangs together quite well. It pricked my conscience about the ubiquitous nature of racism and at the same time kept my interest through to the last page.   5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, November 28, 2009 By  Annette B. Scholl "Avid Reader" (Saint George, UT USA) - See all my reviews(REAL NAME)    This review is from: HITLER'S MISCHLINGE (Paperback) What a great thriller for all, especially WWII history buffs. It brings insight into the formation and the workings of the early Nazi party during the 1930's. Using real characters, it explains the dangerous situations that Mischlinges, (crossbreeds in German), or persons of partial Jewish ancestry, encountered in Nazi controlled Germany. Set in Berlin during the 1936 Olympics, the novel revolves around a plot to kill Charles Lindbergh, who is visiting Germany to assess the strength of the German Air Force (the Luftwaffe). As a back story, it shows how a small political group can take over an entire country if the majority of citizens are complacent.   Hitler's Mischlinge is a real page turner, November 12, 2009 By  Deborah Francis (Florida) - See all my reviews This review is from: HITLER'S MISCHLINGE (Paperback) Hitler's Mischlinge is a suspenseful novel. As I read this book, I kept thinking what a fascinating movie this would make. It takes you back to the summer of 1936 in Hitler's Germany. The details of the characters were based on real people's lives which makes this fiction story more intense. As I read this book, I was amazed at how much history I learned. Frank Heeg takes his main character, Chance and makes him come alive for the reader. The description of the plot using the propaganda of Germany throughout the Olympics was interesting along with learning about the Mischlinges and how they impacted the events of this time period. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a good suspense. Simply PHENOMENAL! Hitler's Mischlinge, November 12, 2009 By  Amanda Weld (Florida) - See all my reviews This review is from: HITLER'S MISCHLINGE (Paperback) I thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction. The plot was thought provoking and exciting as you get to the climax. The historical elements of this fictional novel were also extremely interesting to learn about. I have read an extensive amount of Holocaust books and I still was amazed at some of the interesting facts I learned throughout the thriller. If you do decide to read this book, you will not want to put it down.
PRIVATE EYE IN 1936 BERLIN, November 9, 2009
By  Harry Dawkins (Pittsburgh, PA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: HITLER'S MISCHLINGE (Paperback)
For the first ten pages, I honestly didn't care for this novel, but fairly soon I was hooked. The central character is Conan Chance, a former New York City cop on the run from a bogus murder charge and trying to make a living in pre-war Germany as an investigator. Soon he is enmeshed in what first appears to be two separate situations, but they eventually come together.
First, Chance tries to arrange passage on a converted freighter to get a thousand Jewish refugees out of Germany and as close to America as they can get, which proves to be Cuba. Then he is somewhat forcibly hired by the Berlin police [or a faction thereof] through their most famous criminal detective to infiltrate the Jewish community and find the source of a supposed assassination planned to kill Charles Lindbergh, the famous aviator, when he visits for the opening of the 1936 Olympics.
Reading like a pulp novel of the period with rapid fire dialogue and escalating suspense as Chance strives to locate the assassin and save both Lindbergh's live and his own will have you on the edge of your seat as it rushes to its conclusion. It's not until after you put down the book with satisfaction that you realize that you have received a valuable history lesson as well. I sincerely hope to see further adventures of Conan Chance in other novels.






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Frank Heeg
Frank Heeg is a writer and photographer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an historian with a special interest in the Third Reich and the period leading up to World War Two.