Travellers in the Third Reich
with Andrew Lownie
Sunday 7th October 11am – 12 noon
£10 Queen’s Hall
Foreign visitors to Germany who concerned themselves with the plight of the Jews – and the majority did not – had to deal with an unanswerable question. How was it possible for these warmhearted, genial people, noted for their work ethic and devotion to family values, to treat so many of their fellow Germans with such contempt and cruelty?
Julia Boyd tells us what happened in Germany between the wars but in a novel way. Based on first-hand accounts written by foreigners, the book creates a sense of what it was really like, both physically and emotionally, to travel in Hitler’s Germany. Scores of previously unpublished diaries and letters have been tracked down to present a vivid new picture of Nazi Germany that will enhance – even challenge – the reader’s current perceptions.
Picked as Waterstones’ non-fiction book of the month in June, Julia’s book climbed
to number 3 in the Sunday Times non-fiction paperback bestseller chart this summer.
Julia Boyd will be in discussion with Andrew Lownie, her literary agent.
Sponsored by David Foord-Brown Antiques