“The Counterfeiters”

I’m guessing that you’ve never heard of the film “The Counterfeiters” – but this Austrian work the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film last year. I’m guessing that you’ve never heard of “Operation Bernhard” – but this secret German plan devised during the Second World War was the largest counterfeiting operation in history. And I’m sure that you’ve never met Adolf Burger, the Slovak Jew who wrote the book which inspired the account of “Operation Bernhard” in “The Counterfeiters”.
I admit, until this afternoon, I had not seen the film, known of the operation, or met the author. You can read my review of the film and account of his talk here.


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