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Pierre Rehov’s The Third Testament: A shocking and terrifying discovery that could change the course of history is a thriller in every sense of the word. It’s a fast-paced, briskly plotted, twist-laden adventure spanning from rural Pennsylvania to Moscow to Indonesia, and imagining a scenario for international bloodshed and terror that sheds light on some commonly ignored but crucially important truths about the contemporary world.
Pierre Rehov has won deserved renown as a filmmaker. For nearly 20 years, he and his teams have explored the Middle East in order to illuminate facts from the field that the establishment media refuses to acknowledge. He has produced a steady stream of documentaries, both lengthy and brief, in defense of Israel and revealing of the truly chilling mindset and goals of the Palestinian jihadis so revered among American Leftists.
Lesser known, at least in the English-speaking world, but no less effective, is Pierre Rehov the novelist. He has written a number of successful novels in French, some of which have been translated into English, and all of which contain rich rewards for adventure aficionados. In The Third Testament, fluently and idiomatically translated by Robert Anderson, Rehov imagines Adolf Hitler leaving behind a secret third document accompanying the political testament and personal will he drafted shortly before he blew his brains out as Soviet troops approached his bunker in ruined Berlin. It is full of the fascination for the occult for which the Nazi monster and many of his henchmen were known, and partially in code.
Discovered by accident decades later by a bored Soviet archivist, it details nothing less than the Führer’s plan to return to earth in another body by means of various bizarre esoteric manipulations. On this The Third Testament turns; few, if any, of the principal players really believe that Hitler is going to return to earth, but many think that if they can convince a sufficient number of people that he has actually done so, they will be able to fashion a formidable fighting force for their own purposes.
The striking aspect of The Third Testament is that the Hitler-returns scheme sees him being reincarnated as a Muslim cleric, and using Islamic antisemitism as a hook to gather hordes of new followers. In this, of course, Rehov’s plot device simply mirrors reality. The Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, lived in Berlin from 1941 to 1945, met with Hitler, and was a close friend of Heinrich Himmler and Adolf Eichmann, and made pro-Nazi broadcasts in Arabic. Even in recent years, Mein Kampf has been a bestseller in Turkey, Bangladesh, and the Palestinian territories. In Indonesia, a statue of Hitler in a wax museum became “one of the favorite for our visitors to take selfies with.”
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