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New Images of Nazi Germany by G. Paul Garson
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May 28, 2014

it was amazing
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There have been dozens of photo histories of Hitler's Nazi Germany published over the years. Usually, they feature fairly standard photographs of Nazi leaders and military men, parades, rallies, weaponry, combat scenes and so on. Paul Garson takes a different approach, offering over 500 pictures snapped by German civilians and soldiers. The result is a fascinating look into everyday life in the Third Reich as experienced by 'average Germans.'

The images in Garson's book are many and varied - photographs of a family posing with their son in uniform, an air force officer and his dog, soldiers celebrating Christmas and honor guards goose-stepping in a parade are intermixed with those showing soldiers taunting a Jewish man and guards patrolling a POW camp. Taken together, the images form a fascinating, behind-the-scenes portrait of life in Hitler's Germany. Recommended.

Mike O. / Marathon County Public Library
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