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Author: Clifford Irving
ISBN13: 978-0812829860
Title: The Angel of Zin
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Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: Stein & Day Pub (November 1, 1984)
Pages: 306

The Angel of Zin by Clifford Irving



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The Angel of Zin. Masterfully don. powerful novel. Absolutely compellin. totally engrossing thriller. Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler’s List. Exciting, dynamic, and marvelously written. At a Nazi death camp in Poland, the murdered body of an informer is discovered by the Jewish mistress of the camp commandant. The hunter is Homicide Inspector Paul Bach, a combat veteran of the Russian Front.

Clifford Irving is an evocative writer. Imagine the ludicrousness of being asked to look for a murderer at a death camp. In fairness, this is probably partly due to the fact that Irving wrote the book mainly from the point of view of the oppressors- a feat which I imagine to be extremely challenging. The second half of the book is where the story really came to life for me as it was faster-paced and had more character involvement. Clifford Irving was the author of 20 published books & just released 12 of his works as Kindle/Nook eBooks; he was currently writing a memoir called Around the World in 80 Years. Books by Clifford Irving. Mor. rivia About THE ANGEL OF ZIN.

Extremely impressive, Clifford Irving is, as he informs us with a lens so real that a reader feels the life to be his own. As a rule, I do not cry for a book, do not feel loss about a book character, do not "root" for characters, on and on. I did all these and more, that is the personal effect of THE ANGEL OF ZIN. For example, at a moment when I thought the Rabbi was going to die, I whispered loudly, "OH NO!". Powerful reading, powerful informing, powerful and lingering memories. Zei gezunt, Mr. Irving. 25 people found this helpful. by Irving, Clifford. Publication date 1984. Topics World War, 1939-1945. Publisher New York : Stein and Day. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by AltheaB on November 23, 2010.

Angel of Zin (Coronet Books). The murders of a Polish SS guard and two Jewish inmates, in a Nazi death camp, confront German homicide inspector Paul Bach with a welter of suspects, unsavory and righteous. ISBN13: 9780340369395. Release Date: May 1985.

Clifford Michael Irving (November 5, 1930 – December 19, 2017) was an American novelist and investigative reporter. Although he published 20 novels, he is best known for an "autobiography" allegedly written as told to Irving by billionaire recluse Howard Hughes. The fictional work was to have been published in 1972. After Hughes denounced him and sued the publisher, McGraw-Hill, Irving and his collaborators confessed to the hoax. He was sentenced to 2½ years in prison, of which he served 17 months.

I wondered if Angel of Zin was a collage of other works. I soon realised how wrong I was. This book is two-fold, a murder mystery and a study of how ordinary, decent people can be turned into mass murderers. The murder is so subtle that I thought I knew who had done it, but was totally wrong. As a setting for a detective story, a Nazi death camp is extremely unusual. I loved the irony of the outrage and fear generated amongst the officers by the knowledge that there is a murderer in their midst, while they themselves are murderers. It is of course an irony of which, they are oblivious

Richard Gere starred as Clifford in the movie version of Hoax, the story of Clifford’s most famous book, the Autobiography of Howard Hughes, which forced the billionaire out of seclusion, caused the downfall of Richard Nixon, and earned the writer 16 months in three federal prisons. Times called Clifford Irving a master, and Thomas Keneally (Schindler’s List) lauded Irving’s The Angel of Zin as absolutely compelling, a totally engrossing thriller.

A selection of the Literary Guild and a New York Times best-seller. Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club alternate. The courtroom scenes are breathtaking in Irving's ( The Angel of Zin ) new novel. Warren Blackburn practices criminal law in Houston, in the same Harris County courthouse where his late father was a respected judge. When he executes a perjurious affidavit on behalf of a client whom he foolishly trusted, Warren is suspended from practice for a year.

The murders of a Polish SS guard and two Jewish inmates, in a Nazi death camp, confront German homicide inspector Paul Bach with a welter of suspects, unsavory and righteous
Reviews: 7
Dusho
Nice surprise reading this book! Good and evil. A murder mystery but so much more. There are several murders at a jewish death camp. The story is told from the SS investigator's perspective which is questioning the horror his country is perpetrating on the Jews. Then you have the Jewish characters and the SS characters. All are drawn out in fascinating detail and interaction. The ending leaves you breathless.
Years ago I helped translate survivor stories, and this book captures some of the thots and emotions I felt expressed then. Humanity was overwhelmed.
Invissibale
After living through WW2 followed by study post war at two German universities and three years as a soldier stationed in the mid 1950's the SS baracks to a now defunct but notorious concentration camp,i thought in knew this period well. Because i am a Clifford Irving fan for his legal thrillers i reluctantly purchased this book.i consider it a brilliant novel for those who want a different perspective than is usually found in such novels.
Here we read of the murder of an ss officer and a jewish kapo which must solved by an outside homicide inspector himself a reluctant appointed SS officer.His moral values support finding the murderer while abhorring the extermination practices.
But for me the key is the orthodox rabbi who as an unwilling advisor to the commandant about solving the murders in exchange for which the worker jews are allowed to celebrate the Jewish days of importance but at a terrible price.Much of the book describes these events in detail .
There is a uprising and breakout by some of the prisoners as actually happened at Sobibor concentration camp in October 1943.
I found this a very interesting and riveting read.
SARAND
I have read my share of holocaust memories both non-fiction and fiction. As fiction goes, THE ANGEL OF ZIN is way up there on my list. In fact, it is the very first time I found myself wanting to read such material, not only reading out of keeping memory fresh.

Extremely impressive, Clifford Irving is, as he informs us with a lens so real that a reader feels the life to be his own. As a rule, I do not cry for a book, do not feel loss about a book character, do not "root" for characters, on and on. I did all these and more, that is the personal effect of THE ANGEL OF ZIN. For example, at a moment when I thought the Rabbi was going to die, I whispered loudly, "OH NO!".

Powerful reading, powerful informing, powerful and lingering memories. Zei gezunt, Mr. Irving.
Opimath
Another superb effort from this outstanding writer.

The setting for The Angel of Zin is a fictitious, but horrifically real, Nazi extermination camp where thousands of Jews were murdered every day, their hair shaved off to make pillows and mattresses, their skin used to make lampshades, the gold collected from their teeth for the Nazi coffers. Women and children were forced to undress before the men, their heads shaved, clothing collected and sent to Berlin, as the screams of the terrorized people as the gas seeped from the shower-heads above.

I was only eight when the Nuremberg trials were televised in our area. It was 1962. The British people had begun hearing of the atrocities at the end of the war, and no one could take it in, not really, never fully, it was just too horrific and inhumane - as all wars are, but this was different. This one held a mirror up to humanity and forced us to look at what we had and could become. It forced us to confront the evil in ourselves . If Germany, which at that time prided itself on its civilized society, could perpetrate such pure and unmitigated evil, then any of us is capable given the right - or wrong circumstances. Such as the systematic slaughter and beheadings off innocent people by the so called Islamic State today.

I was born just a few years after the end of that war and these horrors were fresh in the minds of the people. We were still finding explosives in the sand near our school in the late fifties early sixties. The Germans had tried to bomb the munitions factory in our town, but it was built on sand and survived the war unscathed. There were still bomb shelters in the back yards and we passed them every day at school.

I wish she hadn't, not then, but my mother told me of the living skeletons of Belsen and the others liberated from the camps by the American and British forces since I was old enough to go to kindergarten. She told me of the above horrors as she was riveted to the screen and crying. She told me to look and I did, but didn't completely understand what I was seeing. The images of the people were the most horrific imaginable, but what was worse is that 'civilized' human beings had done this. It was so hard to look and so much harder to look away.

I was too young, at eight, to have those thoughts and images in my mind. She said we must never, ever forget. We weren't even Jewish, but after the war, as those images began appearing in the media, we were all Jews.

This book focuses on these events as the detective mystery unfolds. A detective in the SS, a Captain, the father of two children, is sent to a small extermination camp in Poland to investigate murders there. We see soldiers, good men, losing their humanity inch by inch, some by pretending is wasn't real, others by losing themselves in drink and allowing the sadists among them free rein.

Don't read this book unless you are prepared for the stark horror of that time and place, and if you do read it and were unaware of what really went on there, you will never be the same.
zmejka
No book recalling the most repulsive days of the human race should be called good . . . yet I am drawn to that period of history as if by a mysterious magnet. Mr. Irving's writing did not draw me into the story quickly but the more I read, like an expanding crescendo, the more I wanted, and felt compelled, to read. I care not if all of the details are factual - only hope the writings from this period will heighten our awareness so that we never again fall into such a frenzy at the cost of others because we think them inferior.