Book on Hitler assassination attempt translated by USM professor - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Book on Hitler assassination attempt translated by USM professor

Dr. William Odom looks over a copy of the book, "Bombing Hitler," which he translated into English. Dr. William Odom looks over a copy of the book, "Bombing Hitler," which he translated into English.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A book which details the life of a German carpenter who attempted to assassinate Adolph Hitler has been translated into English by a longtime professor of German at Southern Miss.

Bombing Hitler, translated by Dr. William Odom, tells the story of Georg Elser, who tried to kill Hitler in 1939 by setting off two time bombs during one of his speeches in Munich. The bombs detonated properly, but Hitler had ended his speech early.

Elser was captured and eventually died at the Dachau concentration camp in 1945.

"Elser simply demonstrated that you can be an individualist, that you can stick to your ideas and your ideals and act on your own, even in an incredibly repressive environment like Nazi Germany," Odom said. 

Odom signed copies of the book Thursday afternoon at the Barnes & Nobles bookstore on the USM campus. Odom has been teaching at Southern Miss since 1974.

Copyright 2013 WDAM. All rights reserved.


 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Conviction upheld in 2014 Hattiesburg murder

    Conviction upheld in 2014 Hattiesburg murder

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:11:01 GMT
    V'Nell Miskell (Photo source: Mississippi Department of Corrections)V'Nell Miskell (Photo source: Mississippi Department of Corrections)

    The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction and sentence of a man found guilty in the 2014 shooting death of a Hattiesburg man. 

    More >>

    The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction and sentence of a man found guilty in the 2014 shooting death of a Hattiesburg man. 

    More >>
  • Council approves pay increase for HPD dispatchers

    Council approves pay increase for HPD dispatchers

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:00:59 GMT
    The Hattiesburg City Council voted to give dispatchers in Hattiesburg Police Department a pay increase. WDAM looked at the numbers and where the money is coming from. (Photo source: WDAM)The Hattiesburg City Council voted to give dispatchers in Hattiesburg Police Department a pay increase. WDAM looked at the numbers and where the money is coming from. (Photo source: WDAM)

    WDAM cameras inside council chambers Tuesday night as the Hattiesburg City Council cast their votes. The council voted yes, to giving dispatchers within the Hattiesburg Police Department a pay increase. WDAM looked at the numbers and where the money is coming from. Councilman Carter Carroll said, "Dispatcher is a very important position and it needs to be someone with experience." Right now, the Hattiesburg Police Department has an extremely high turnover rate in that spe...

    More >>

    WDAM cameras inside council chambers Tuesday night as the Hattiesburg City Council cast their votes. The council voted yes, to giving dispatchers within the Hattiesburg Police Department a pay increase. WDAM looked at the numbers and where the money is coming from. Councilman Carter Carroll said, "Dispatcher is a very important position and it needs to be someone with experience." Right now, the Hattiesburg Police Department has an extremely high turnover rate in that spe...

    More >>
  • Players of the Pine Belt - Lumberton senior C.K. Bowens

    Players of the Pine Belt - Lumberton senior C.K. Bowens

Powered by Frankly