Books: Tarnished Gallantry

A NIGHT OF WATCHING by Elliot Arnold. 441 pages. Scribner. $5.95.

Not the least of Hitler's crimes is the literature he is responsible for—notably the never-ending novels that make pale fiction out of the Nazi madness.

In 1943, after 3½ years of comparatively peaceful occupation of Denmark, Hitler suddenly decided to apply me final solution to the approximately 8,500 Danish Jews. To start the roundup, the Gestapo chose a date when most Jews would be at the synagogues—the Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashana, which fell on Sept. 30. Early that evening, Dr. Werner Best, the ranking Nazi in Denmark, was so confident...

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