Publication Date: 2019
The definitive biography of Noor Inayat Khan, a young woman who wrote poetry, music, children's stories, spied for the British in France during the war, and was killed at Dachau in 1944. The daughter of the man who brought Sufism to the West in the 1910s, Noor fought the Nazis from a unique spiritual stance.
A biography of Erik Jan Hanussen, a Jewish stage mentalist who became fatally close to some of the top Nazis.
"Magida weaves a fascinating tapestry of 1920s Berlin - vibrant, corrupt, gilded, brittle, teetering toward Nazi control" -- The Washington Post
"Magida's energy and enthusiasm carry the reader with him as he tells an eerie tale that nobody would ever dare to make up" -- The Jerusalem Report
"An astonishing story, brilliantly told." -- Roger Moorhouse, author of Berlin at War and Killing Hitler
Critics praised The Rabbi and The Hit Man's "compelling, "measured," "stately" tone and its "dense, yet tight pacing... that reads like a top-notch crime novel." One critic deemed the book "required reading in all seminaries." The Rabbi and The Hit Man has been the basis for several television documentaries.