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Author: Douglas R. Skopp
ISBN: 1439231990
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Pages 470 pages
Publisher CreateSpace; Revised edition (December 21, 2010)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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by Douglas R. Skopp

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Shadows Walking; a novel. Their lives inevitably intersect until their last, fateful meeting. by Douglas R. Skopp (2010). Johann Brenner, an idealistic physician and ardent German nationalist, has joined the Nazi Party and willingly participated in its "crimes against humanity. His Jewish childhood friend, Philipp Stein, has also become a doctor.

This is the question that Douglas R. Skopp addresses in Shadows . Because of its subject matter, Shadows Walking is not easy to read, but it i. .

Because of its subject matter, Shadows Walking is not easy to read, but it is an important book, well worth the investment of time and energy.

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Douglas R Skopp Chapter 1 - Free download as PDF File . df), Text File . xt) or read online for free. This remarkable novel offers an attempt at answering these ques- tions, not through analysis, but through the unfolding of ordinary lives lived in a world where horror happened on an unprecedented scale. Doug Skopp presents the Holocaust through the experiences of a Nazi medical doctor, Johann Brenner.

Johann Brenner, an idealistic physician and ardent German nationalist, has joined the Nazi Party and willingly participated in its "crimes against humanity." His Jewish childhood friend, Philipp Stein, has also become a doctor. Their lives inevitably intersect until their last, fateful meeting. After the war, Brenner, with stolen papers and a new name, has become a janitor in the courthouse where the Nuremberg Trials are being held. Hoping to "heal himself" and begin a new life with his estranged wife, he decides that he must write her a letter telling what he has done--and why.
The author of this book, a university professor who specializes in modern German history spent twenty five years of his life working on this book. It shows! The research that is the basis of this book is meticulous and the description of the life of the two heroes (the Nazi and Jewish doctors) is as authentic and accurate as can be. I agree with the author that presenting the story of the Nazi doctors as a fictional story is the best way to understand what motivated them. I read the “scientific” books about the Nazi doctors and a fictitious book like this one is, indeed, a much better way to gain insights into their decision making than a dry historical analysis. Still, no matter how deep you delve into the mind of an evil person (yes, the Nazi doctor in the book is definitely evil!), no matter how much you delve into his convoluted logic, pitiful emotional arguments, and guilty explanations, his evil deeds remain evil. Similarly, no matter how deeply you delve into the reasoning of the Jewish doctor who chose to stay in Nazi Germany despite the writing on the wall, you cannot understand his stupidity (yes, stupidity and not naiveté). The climatic ending of the book is a piece of art. The reader is left to wonder what did happen to the Nazi doctor at the end but more importantly what the reader would have liked to have happened to him. Once you ask yourself this question, you realize that at least some part of you would have liked to let the monster be. Once you realize this, you also realize that such monstrosities do share some aspects of humanity with you. If this is what the author wanted to accomplish with this book, he did a brilliant job. This is a book that you won't be able to stop reading. It is gripping, thought provoking, fast moving, and shockingly true.
My mission was to read this book pretending I did not personally know the Author. I treated it as just another book. It wasn't too hard. But in all honestly it is still one of the best books I have ever read. Knowing him aside.

Dr. Douglas Skopp's mission in this book is to portray what he calls an “ordinary” Nazi Dr, like the normal Joe Schmo not one of the higher ranking officials. He created Johann Brenner, and gave him a Jewish (non practicing) best friend Philipp Stein. A lot of the book focuses on the relationship between the two, growing up together and their mirrored lives as they were both Herr Doktors. Many other characters develop their stories as well but these two are the main focuses.

The Walking Shadows themselves in which the book is titled- reference Shakespeare's Macbeth, and these persons were mainly breathing and that was about it, they had lost all qualities of valued life and Phillipp's mentor Hoche refers to them as “a useless eater.” And suggests their lives are not worth living and they should do them the favor of ending their lives- or putting them out of their misery.

As much as Johann appreciates his wife Helga, he discredits her opinions to being those of a woman. A cultural feeling relevant to his time period.

Johann is conflicted with himself for awhile in whether or not to join the Party, he attends a meeting of top Nazi Doctors and the topic of Sterilization is brought up. Not of everyone- just those of mixed races seen to be “ruining” the strong Germans. This ideal is brought to Johann before he officially joins the party and becomes one of his first missions once he does, after his loyalty to the party is in question and he confirms he is joining and will be swearing his oath.

This book is not for the faint of heart, for it does describe the terrifying procedures the Nazi Doctors performed on both men and women in the sterilization processes.

Philipp compares the Nazis trying to eliminate the Jews as Germany as a body fighting within itself. As Germany gets closer to World War and the Jews are being forced to wear their yellow stars, and always produce their papers when out in public, then the Jewish Drs are deprived of their status to treat every day Germans and can only treat fellow Jews. Also Jews trying to get treatment from Party Drs are refused service and sent to Jewish hospitals.

Although the subject manner is difficult and depressing to read about, Skopp almost makes you sympathize for Johann- like he had no choice to join the party and then perform the procedures for the benefit of the Volk.

A part I definitely enjoyed was the beginning of each chapter referred to a letter Johann was writing to his wife Helga confessing everything he had done during the war. And the guilt on his conscious but his hope she would take him back, when she finds out he did not die. And we are left wondering at the end of Johann has indeed been caught and will be held responsible for what he had done, although he was working at the Court House where the trials of the Nazi Doktors were being held. He is almost free from it all then runs into American troops at the very end and we are left to wonder what happened to him. Philipp perished at one of the camps in which he was united and given special treatment by Johann. He felt he had nothing left to live for regardless after losing his wife Christine to a bomb.

Would I recommend this book? Most certainly whether you have the stomach for it or not- if it gets to be too much take a break and come back to it, tis which I did.
Amazing book by an incredible author. I was nervous I wouldn't enjoy this book because books based on history usually bore me, but this book is so well-written and the characters are so strongly developed that I couldn't put it down. I had the pleasure of meeting the author, and he is a talented and lovely man. The book is an interesting concept, unlike anything else I've ever read, and it asks the reader to consider the "other" side of this horrific time in history, and how good men did awful things. I read this book in 3 days, and I highly recommend it!!
As the child of folk (not Nazi's nor Jews) who lived through the holocaust but never really spoke about it other than to say they had no real choices after Hitler came to power this amazing book gives me real insight into the "how" of the unfolding events - such an eye opener thank you for writing it from this perspective. A visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 2012 left me with so many unaswered questions - answers I have found in this book!!