"This highly readable book convincingly argues Ganz's influence on the Beetle."

Mick Walsh, editor-in-chief of Classic & Sports Car magazine [Nov 2011]

 
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT JOSEF GANZ

[Dec 29, 2011] This month author Paul Schilperoord of The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz - The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler's Volkswagen signed a contract with Dutch production company Submarine BV for the realization of a full-length documentary about Josef Ganz and his influence on the VW Beetle. The documentary is scheduled for release in january 2013. [more information]

THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF JOSEF GANZ

[Dec 5, 2011] The long-awaited English-language book The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz - The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler's Volkswagen by author Paul Schilperoord has just been released in the UK! The book will be available in the US in mid-December 2011! [more information]


VOLKSWAGEN ACKNOWLEDGES GANZ-BOOK

[Oct 22, 2011] Volkswagen's official museum Auto Stadt has started to sell the book Die wahre Geschichte des VW Käfers about the life and work of Josef Ganz in its shop. In its online review Auto Stadt calls the book 'highly interesting' and 'a new interpretation of the early history of the Beetle'. [more information]


BOOK PRESENTATION AT VW TREFFEN IN BAD CAMBERG

[June 18, 2011] Author Paul Schilperoord will present the book Die wahre Geschichte des VW Käfers during the 9. Internationales Bad Camberger VW-Veteranen-Treffen in Germany on Saturday, June 25, 2011 . Participants from 21 countries will bring some 300 classic split and oval window Beetles, KdF Wagens, Schwimmwagens, Kübelwagens, Type 2 vans, Karmann Ghias and other rarities from the 1940s and 50s. [more information]


THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF JOSEF GANZ

[June 18, 2011] The English translation of Paul Schilperoord's book about Josef Ganz and the origins of the VW Beetle will be published under the title The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz - The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler's Volkswagen by René van Praag Publishers (RVPP) in November 2011 in the US, UK and other global markets. [more information]


ITEM ABOUT JOSEF GANZ ON GERMAN TV

[April 29, 2011] Interview with author Paul Schilperoord about the new German translation of his book about Josef Ganz Die wahre Geschichte des VW Käfers – filmed at the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz with a Rapid ‘Swiss Volkswagen’ on display – next Monday (May 2, 2011) at 22:30 CET on German tv program Kulturjournal, broadcasted at 22:30 CET on the NDR (repeat at 01:35 CET on NDR, Thursday, May 5, 2011) [watch NDR live stream online]


BOOK PRESENTATION AT VW TREFFEN

[April 16, 2011] The German translation of Paul Schilperoord's book about Josef Ganz and the origins of the VW Beetle Die wahre Geschichte des VW Käfers will be officially introduced during the VW Treffen with many of classic Volkswagen Beetles and Transporters on display, at the beautiful transport museum Verkehrshaus der Schweiz on Saturday, May 14, 2011... [continue reading]


GERMAN TRANSLATION OF BOOK ABOUT JOSEF GANZ

[Dec 14, 2010] The German translation of the Dutch book Het ware verhaal van de Kever will be published in May 2011 in Switzerland, Germany and Austria under the title Die wahre Geschichte des VW Käfers - Wie die Nazis Josef Ganz die VW-Patente stahlen. [more information]


PORTUGUESE TRANSLATION OF BOOK ABOUT JOSEF GANZ

[Oct 20, 2010] The Portuguese translation of the Dutch book Het ware verhaal van de Kever will be published in November 2010 in Brazil under the title A Verdadeira História do FUSCA - Como Hitler se Apropriou da Invenção de um Gênio Judeu. [more information]


ITEM ABOUT JOSEF GANZ ON DUTCH TV

[Jan 7, 2010] Dutch tv show Gek op Wielen will broadcast an interview with author Paul Schilperoord about his new book Het Ware Verhaal van de Kever by presenter/actor Bavo Galama - filmed at the book presentation on the racing circuit in Zandvoort - this Sunday (January 10, 2010) at 19:00 CET on Dutch channel RTL7. (repeat at 16:30 CET on RTL7, January 16, 2010) [watch online]


BOOK PROMOTION AT KEVER WINTERFESTIJN (NL)

[Jan 7, 2010] Author Paul Schilperoord will be present this weekend (9 + 10 January 2010) at the VW Beetle meeting 'Kever Winterfestijn' in Rosmalen (NL) to promote his new book Het Ware Verhaal van de Kever. [go to website]


DUTCH BOOK TO GO INTO 2ND PRINT!

[Jan 6, 2010] The Dutch book Het ware verhaal van de Kever by author Paul Schilperoord sold out over the Christmas holidays and will go into its second print-run after just 3 months time! The 2nd print with some small revisions and 3 additional pictures will be available this month.


JOSEF GANZ FEATURED AT CARSINPEDIA.COM

[Nov 23, 2009] Josef Ganz's Volkswagen featured as 'Car of the Day' at www.carsinpedia.com [read online]


SECTIONS OF DE KEVER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

[Nov 18, 2009] Four different sections of the Dutch book Het Ware Verhaal van de Kever are now available for download from this website. [go to downloads]


DE KEVER AT DUTCH FESTIVAL

[Nov 10, 2009] Author Paul Schilperoord will give a presentation about his new book Het Ware Verhaal van de Kever at the Dutch cultural festival De Autosalon on November 22, 2009 at 15:30 in Café Karel, Heuvel 24 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. [read online]


PORTUGUESE TRANSLATION FOR BRAZIL

[Nov 19, 2009] At the Frankfurter Buchmesse, which was held last week, publishing house Veen Magazines has talked about translations of the new book Het Ware Verhaal van de Kever by author Paul Schilperoord with various publishers from countries including Germany, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, United States, Brazil and Mexico. So far a first translation into Portuguese has been agreed with Brazilian publishing house Editora Alaúde. More details to follow!


BOOK PRESENTATION WITH MAIKÄFER PROTOTYPE

[Sept 28, 2009] The new book Het Ware Verhaal van de Kever was officially launched yesterday by author Paul Schilperoord and publishing house Veen Magazines at the Zandvoort race track - and was ended with a lap around the track in the original 1931 Maikäfer prototype... [continue reading]


FIRST BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED IN THE BOOK SHOPS

[Sept 21, 2009] The first copies of the new book Het ware verhaal van de Kever - hoe Hitler het ontwerp van een joods genie confisqueerde by author Paul Schilperoord have been distributed to the Dutch book shops!

 


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The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz - The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler's Volkswagen

6 x 10 inch | 352 pages | hardcover | 150+ color and B&W photos & illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-61412-201-2
£ 24.95 (UK)
$ 29.95 (US)

1st print: Dec 2011

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Die wahre Geschichte des VW Käfers - Wie die Nazis Josef Ganz die VW-Patente stahlen

26.6 x 21.4 x 2.4 cm | 240 Seiten | Hardcover | gebunden
ISBN-10: 3719315657
ISBN-13: 978-3719315658
CHF 39.90 / € 24.90 (D)

1st print: May 2011

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A Verdadeira História do FUSCA - Como Hitler se Apropriou da Invenção de um Gênio Judeu

16 x 23 cm | 344 Páginas | paperback
ISBN: 978-85-7881-055-9
R$ 49.90

1st print: Nov 2010

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Het ware verhaal van de Kever: hoe Hitler het ontwerp van een joods genie confisqueerde

17 x 21 cm | 336 pagina's | paperback
± 400 zwartwit foto's & illustraties
ISBN 9789085710912
€ 24.95

1st print: Sept 2009
2nd print: Jan 2010

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