Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
"Between Two Homelands offers a distinctive perspective on the history of Nazi-era Europe. The letter collection and the more newly discovered diary allow the reader to watch events unfold as they are happening and through the eyes of people who are living in the moment and don't know how the story turns out. The letters allow readers to see, for example, how people weighed career ambitions against ethical scruples in deciding to participate in Nazi projects while trying to convince themselves and others that they were 'good' or 'civilized' people. There is really nothing else quite like this book."
--Mary Jo Maynes, coauthor of The Family: A World History
"Revealing and deeply disturbing. . . . This is useful but sad and frustrating commentary on ordinary people living their lives while the world around them is on fire."--Booklist
"A captivating book and an important contribution to the vast body of literature on Third Reich Alltagsgeschichte (history of everyday life). This rate collection of letters provides an honest depiction of the everyday lives of Germans living through economic travail, political violence, dictatorship, and war."--H-German
"Seen from beginning to end, these collected letters and diary entries help explain why Hitler and the National Socialists found broad support in Germany... Perhaps above all else, this collection of letters reveals how this tragic global conflict reverberated in the most intimate spaces and relationships."--HISTORY
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