Debbie Maskus's Reviews > In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
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Feb 25, 12

Read in February, 2012

When I read this book, I felt angry with the people burying their heads in the sand. The book centers on the early 1930's when William Dodd went to Germany as the ambassador from the Untied States. Dodd comes to Germany in 1933, and isolated events foreshadow the cruelty of Hitler's regime that has just taken over power in Germany. The story is interesting and troubling that life seems to continue with parties and glamour. Underneath this facade is a campaign to rid Germany of inferior people, mostly the Jews. I am still amazed that Hitler's death camps accomplished all that was intended
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