Staff at the Jewish-owned Leopold Seligman company in Hausvogteiplatz, Berlin, 1933. Of the 2,700 Jewish-owned firms that year, only 150 remained by 1939. Courtesy of Uwe Westphal

The Nazis Who Stripped the Jewish Clothing Industry Bare – and the German Who Hunts Them Down

Writer Uwe Westphal has spent over three decades investigating how ‘Aryanization’ destroyed over 2,500 Jewish garment firms in prewar Berlin. He says his third book on the subject will be his most explosive yet

Uwe Westphal is a man on a mission. The German novelist, journalist and consultant has devoted more than 30 years of his life to investigating the brutal Nazi takeover of the Jewish-dominated clothing industry...

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