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How To Be Great At Doing Good: Why Results Are What Count and How Smart Charity Can Change the World by Nick Cooney

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Preface

Schindler's Regret

In 1936, a Czech citizen named Oskar Schindler enlisted as a spy for the secret intelligence service of the Nazi Party. Schindler was a banker and businessman and, although he was not German himself, his family had German roots. As the drums of war began to beat, fueled by the fiery speeches of Adolf Hitler and mass propaganda from the Nazi regime, Schindler went to work collecting information on troop movements and military installations in Czechoslovakia in preparation for a possible German invasion.

In July of 1938, Schindler was arrested by the Czech government and jailed for espionage. Had Germany chosen not to invade that country, the story for Schindler—and many others—may have ended there, in a dismal Czech ...

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