Learn about their perspective on the war and the hardships they endured from their letters home as well as personal diaries, court records, and military correspondence.
You may be surprised to learn that the holocaust wasn’t as big of a secret from the civilian population as was originally reported; something that big gets talked about in letters home!
Many Germans on the home front believed that the devastation they endured from the aerial bombing campaign by the British and Americans was a direct result of what NAZI Germany had done to the Jews!
I was surprised to learn that even after the war many Germans still believed that the war had been a necessary defensive war, and that it had been started by the Jews!
Anti-Semitism was very strong in much of Europe leading up to the war, and it didn’t take much propaganda by Hitler and Goebbels to convince the German people that the Jews, the Poles and the Bolsheviks were a clear and present danger.
I believe, 75+ years later, that we still need to be on guard against propaganda in the media that could lead even the U.S. down a similar dangerous road.
If you are a student of military history, NAZI Germany, or World War 2 in general, you will find this work of great interest.
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