Travellers in the Third Reich

Travellers in the Third Reich

The Rise of Fascism Through the Eyes of Everyday People

by Julia Boyd

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 10/05/2018

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The events that took place in Germany between 1919 and 1945 were dramatic and terrible but there were also moments of confusion, of doubt of hope.

How easy was it to know what was actually going on, to grasp the essence of National Socialism, to remain untouched by the propaganda or predict the Holocaust?

Travellers in the Third Reich is an extraordinary history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts, drawing together a multitude of voices and stories, including students, politicians, musicians, diplomats, schoolchildren, communists, scholars, athletes, poets, journalists, fascists, artists, tourists, even celebrities like Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Beckett. Their experiences create a remarkable three dimensional picture of Germany under Hitler – one so palpable that the reader will feel, hear, even breathe the atmosphere.

These are the accidental eyewitnesses to history. Disturbing, absurd, moving, and ranging from the deeply trivial to the deeply tragic, their tales give a fresh insight into the complexities of the Third Reich, its paradoxes and its ultimate destruction.

“Compelling” Daily Telegraph

“Fascinating” The Spectator

ISBN:
9781783963812
9781783963812
Category:
European history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
10-05-2018
Publisher:
Elliott & Thompson Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
496
Dimensions (mm):
198x129mm
Julia Boyd

Julia Boyd is the author of A Dance with the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony, The Excellent Doctor Blackwell: The Life of the First Woman Physician and Hannah Riddell: An Englishwoman in Japan.

An experienced researcher, she has scoured archives all over the world to find original material for her books. As the wife of a former diplomat, she lived in Germany from 1977 to 1981. Previously a trustee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, she now lives in London.

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