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Julia Boyd has written what has to be one of the most fascinating books of the using new material for private collections and archives around the world. She also asks the poignant question of without the benefit of hindsight, how do you interpret what’s right in front of your eyes? Clearly not an easy question to answer, but one Julia Boyd sets out to do with Travellers in the Third Reich.
Looking back as we do, it is hard for people today to ...more
This book BRILLIANTLY chronicles how and why ordinary people endured, accepted, and often cheered Hitler’s rise and if you don’t think you could do the same thing then you definitely need to read this book.
The primary reasons for the complacency and/or enthusiasm are happening here and now:
Travellers in the Third Reich is a chronological overview of the history of the Third Reich, supplemented with the accounts of a wide variety of foreign visitors (mostly from the UK and the US). The book doesn’t put forward any grand conclusions. Rather, it offers a new perspective on Germany during this time and a glimpse into the political attitudes around the world.
The main takeaway is that whilst the warning signs of Hitler’s regime are obvious with the benefit of hindsight, the situation...more
The core question asked inTravellers in the Third Reichis as follows: 'Without the ...more
One of the questions I get asked every year is ‘why did nobody realise what the Germans were doing?’ and this book is a significant help in ...more
There is a uniformity ...more
On the whole, the wives of diplomats and female travelers come out ahead as far as being more observant, more willing to call out the atrocities, more honest in their pleas.
The most disgusting were the academics. Horrible. They should be ashamed.
German society between the two world wars, as described by foreigners who lived or traveled through it, sees plenty parallels with both the present day United States and China, as well as other modern countries where populists are able to provide a certain economic success at a cost of vilifying those that are positioned as outsiders.