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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:00 am

Even before its official release this month, Norman Eisen’s “The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House” ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s list of new Jewish biographies.

That would probably come as an unpleasant surprise to Rudolf Toussaint, the Nazi commander in Prague whose story occupies roughly one sixth of the book. But as Eisen, the former U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, sees it, Toussaint is as much a part of the Jewish struggle as his own mother — or Jewish coal magnate Otto Petschek, U.S. ambassadors Laurence Steinhardt and actress-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple Black, Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka and the other luminaries who found themselves in the palace’s orbit.

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