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William Odom
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William Odom studied at the Freie Üniversität Berlin, entering the university in 1961 as construction on the Wall was beginning; he holds a Ph.D. in German from Tulane University. He is the author of German for Singers and translator of: JAZZ: A Photo History by Joachim-Ernst Berendt; Hörspiel: A Collection of Contemporary German Radio Plays; and Tomorrow We'll Be in Switzerland: Saving the Children of La Hille by Klaus Ihlau, a play which tells the story of a group of Jewish children who were hidden from the Nazis in the south of France during World War II. He is a professor of German at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Meet the Man Who Almost Assassinated Hitler (PHOTOS)

(160) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 9:23 AM

Because Georg Elser was a simple woodworker from the country, no one ever suspected that he would be capable of conceiving and executing a plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler. But for 30 nights, while evading guards, he painstakingly worked on hollowing out a pillar in the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich, where...

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