The Nazi Seance
  • "An astonishing story, brilliantly told."
    - Roger Moorhouse, author of Berlin at War
  • "Well written... Since there are exaggerated accounts of Nazi interest in the occult, it's refreshing to have this subject engaged in a thoughtful way."
    - Gerhard Weinberg, noted historian of Nazi Germany
  • "Hanussen (& his relation to Hitler) is one of the strangest enigmas of the pre-war era. Magida has done a great service in illuminating this figure of mystery..."
    - Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler
  • “... a fascinating journey into the magical thinking of Hitler & his cronies, & the life of a Jewish conjuror who tried—and failed—the ultimate magic trick: to survive Nazi Germany as one of Hitler’s own.”
    - Stephen L. Macknik & Susana Martinez-Conde, authors of Sleights of Mind
  • "In a history that reads like a novel, Magida gives us much more than a finely written & well-researched examination of the 'Nazi' Jewish psychic."
    - Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author of Kabbalah: A Love Story
  • "Magida's passion illuminates an engaging account of a momentous, sinister &, at times, tragicomic episode of German history."
    - Christopher Sandford, author of Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
  • "... a chilling parable about the ultimate price paid by those who blindly allied themselves with brute power."
    - Mitch Horowitz, author of Occult America
About Arthur
Arthur J. Magida

Writing forces me to confront my world and myself. The writing I now do—longer-form non-fiction and essays—better reflects my mood and my interests than the journalism I practiced earlier...