Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power By Andrew Nagorski ’69 - Discussion


Some of the Americans in Germany were merely casual observers while others were deliberately blind. Most slowly began to understand the horror of what was unfolding, even when they found it difficult to grasp the breadth of the catastrophe. Observing Hitler and his movement up close, the most perceptive of these Americans helped their reluctant countrymen begin to understand the nature of Nazi Germany as it ruthlessly eliminated political opponents, instilled racial and religious hatred, and readied its military for a war of global domination.

By tapping a rich vein of personal testimonies, Nagorski offers a gripping narrative full of surprising twists—and a startlingly fresh perspective on this heavily dissected era.