Blood and Banquets: A Berlin Social Diary

Blood and Banquets: A Berlin Social Diary

by Bella Fromm, Frederick T. Birchall, Judith Rossner
     
 

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The true story of a Jewish reporter who became an intimate witness to the rise of Nazism in Germany. Fromm wrote a social column for a liberal Berlin newspaper. Attending luncheons, teas & dinners during the 1930s, she met everybody of importance, including von Hindenberg, Franz von Papen, Goebbels, Goering, Himmler, Leni Riefenstahl, & other political & social

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The true story of a Jewish reporter who became an intimate witness to the rise of Nazism in Germany. Fromm wrote a social column for a liberal Berlin newspaper. Attending luncheons, teas & dinners during the 1930s, she met everybody of importance, including von Hindenberg, Franz von Papen, Goebbels, Goering, Himmler, Leni Riefenstahl, & other political & social figures. In this secret journal, smuggled out piecemeal before she left Germany, Fromm describes her experiences & conversations with this cast of characters that would soon play shocking roles in Hitlers Third Reich. Her diary is a classic social & historical testament.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fromm (1900-1972), an upper-class Jewish society columnist for a Berlin newspaper, kept a diary of the Nazis' rise to power. This was a BOMC, History Book Club and Jewish Book Club alternate in cloth. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806523422
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.08(d)

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