Reading Recommendations: Life and Death in the Third Reich, Peter Fritzsche.
On January 30, 1933, hearing the celebrations for Hitler's assumption of power, Erich Ebermayer remarked bitterly in his diary, "We are the losers, definitely the losers." Learning of the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, which made Jews noncitizens, he raged, "hate is sown a million fold". Yet in March 1938, he wept for joy at the Anschluss with Austria: "Not to want it just because it has been achieved by Hitler would be folly."
Like Ebermayer, Germans continually debated their relationship to the Nazis, all the way until the end of the war in May 1945. Diaries and letters reveal their desires and reservations, while showing how Nazi concepts saturated everyday vocabularies, how the Third Reich came to define Germany's future, and how knowledge about the Holocaust spread throughout the country . By contrast, Jews in Germany and Europe had less and less ability to testify about the horrible events taking place around them.
In this masterful work, Peter Fritzsche deciphers the puzzle of Nazism's ideological grip. Its basic appeal lay in the Volkgemeinscraft, a "peoples community" that appealed to Germans as a great project of renovation to make the country united and unassailable after its defeat in 1918. The goal was to created a new national and racial self-consciousness among Germans. For Germany to live, others, especially Jews had to die. Thousands of camps across the Reich trained Germans while thousands of camps later destroyed the enemies of the German people. Tritzsche examines the efforts of Germans to adjust to new racial identities to believe in the necessity of war, to accept the dynamic of unconditional destruction, in short, to become Nazis.
Powerful and provocative, a chilling portrait of how ideology takes hold!
And, Michael Finneys Consumer Confidential, The Money Saving Secrets They Don't Want You to Know.
Revealed: Buy Cars For Less Than Invoice
Exposed: The Magic Words that get you hidden, ultra-low hotel room rates.
Uncovered: How to make telemarketers pay you for answering the phone.
Divulged: Stop identity theft and bust the bad guys.
Michael Finney covers everything from buying cars, houses, insurance to travel, investing, credit cards and much more.
And, Trading Places, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
Ever feel like you're stepping on each others toes? Then maybe its time you put yourselves in each others shoes. That may sound uncomfortable, but it's easier than you think, and it may revolutionize your relationship. In this book, bust selling authors Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott will reveal the little known secrets of putting the time tested strategy of trading places to work in your own marriage.
In short, you'll be more understanding and better understood. In other words, you'll experience, day after day, the unconditional love every couple longs for.
See you at Rylander!