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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent account., 15 Jan 2011
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It is always fascinating to read accounts of life in the Third Reich from the perspective of someone who was not at the centre of power. This is the experience of the author Giles Miltons' father in law, from his childhood under the Nazis, with his family as "outsiders" under the regime, through to his experiences at war. It is easy to dismiss books such as this as glossing over the reality of the protagonists' account, and in this case, being biased, as it is about a family member, but it is also easy to tar everyone who lived under that dictatorship as an evil nazi. I tend to believe that this is a genuine account, rather than take the easy option of dismissing offhand the reality that there were people in Germany who opposed the Nazis, but under a climate of fear, had little option but to obey. This is a well written, and fascinating account, and needs to be read with an open mind.
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