Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands 1945

Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands 1945

by Richard Overy
     
 

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While the trial of Hitler's fallen elite at Nuremberg has been thoroughly documented, the interval between the Nazis' capture in May and June 1945 and the start of the actual trial in late November has until now remained shrouded in shadow. With Interrogations, acclaimed historian Richard Overy opens a new window into the Third Reich, providing an intimate glimpse

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While the trial of Hitler's fallen elite at Nuremberg has been thoroughly documented, the interval between the Nazis' capture in May and June 1945 and the start of the actual trial in late November has until now remained shrouded in shadow. With Interrogations, acclaimed historian Richard Overy opens a new window into the Third Reich, providing an intimate glimpse of the savage dictatorship in its death throes. More than thirty transcripts of the interrogations are reproduced here for the first time, allowing us to hear the voices of the newly captured "Hitler gang"-including Göring, Speer, and Hess-as they squirmed under the Allies' glare. Interrogations is the stark and disturbing history of defeat; it lays bare as never before the human weaknesses that made the Third Reich possible.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Profoundly unsettling....a chilling glimpse of Hitler's chief lieutenants." —J. G. Ballard, in The New Statesman

"Gripping, horrifying, absorbing and dismaying by turns." —Richard J. Evans, in The Times Literary Supplement

"Riveting...an essential contribution to our understanding of the Nazi Era." —Booklist

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142001585
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 8.35(h) x 1.46(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Profoundly unsettling....a chilling glimpse of Hitler's chief lieutenants." —J. G. Ballard, in The New Statesman

"Gripping, horrifying, absorbing and dismaying by turns." —Richard J. Evans, in The Times Literary Supplement

"Riveting...an essential contribution to our understanding of the Nazi Era." —Booklist

 

Meet the Author

Richard Overy is Professor of Modern History at King's College, London. He has written extensively on modern German and European history, and is the author of Russia's War and The Penguin Atlas of the Third Reich.

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