Hitlerland

American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power

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Hitler’s rise to power, Germany’s march to the abyss, as seen through the eyes of Americans—diplomats, military officers, journalists, expats, visiting authors, Olympic athletes—who watched horrified and up close. By tapping a rich vein of personal testimonies, Hitlerland offers a gripping narrative full of surprising twists—and a startlingly fresh perspective on this heavily dissected era.
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439191026 | 
  • March 2012
List Price $16.99

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American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power

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Hitlerland Introduction
Of all the Americans who reported from Germany between World War I and World War II, no one was quite as well prepared for the assignment as Sigrid Schultz. Born in Chicago in 1893 to parents who had come from Norway, she spent most of her youth, starting at age eight, in Europe. Her father was a successful portrait painter who made Paris his base, which meant Sigrid attended French schools. When he received an assignment to paint the portrait of the king and queen of... see more

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