Review: THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP by Adolf Burger

Lorri from Jew Wishes recently reviewed The Devil’s Workshop: A Memoir of the Nazi Counterfeiting Operation by Adolf Burger.  Here’s an excerpt from her review:

Burger became a part of “Operation Bernhard”, whereby he and other Jews were forced into production. They became forgers, and produced counterfeit British Pound Sterling notes. It was plot masterminded by the Germans. The concept was for the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, which was the Reich Main Security Office/Reich Security Main Office, to bombard and flood England with the forged notes, in order to cause the country to to become financially and economically unstable.

The team of counterfeiters included 142 Jews, from varying countries, who were prisoners at varying concentration camps. The operation initially began at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, in 1942, but filtered out to other camps. The work of the team was so precise and accurate, from the printing plates to the paper, the serial numbers to the watermarks, the notes were basically perfect. It was difficult to tell them apart from the real thing.

Read the rest of the review here.

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