Nazi wives : the women at the top of Hitler's Germany / James Wyllie
Book | St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group | 2020 | First U.S. edition.
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First U.S. edition.
288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-284) and index.
Early Runners -- Fugitives and Prisoners -- Matchmaking -- Arrivals and Departures -- Breakthrough -- First Lady of the Reich -- Down South -- SS Wives' Club -- A Leap in the Dark -- War and Peace -- Casualties -- Under Pressure -- Dead End -- Captives -- Remembering and Forgetting -- The Final Yards.
"Nazi Wives is a fascinating look at the personal lives, psychological profiles, and marriages of the wives of officers in Hitler's inner circle. Goering, Goebbels, Himmler, Heydrich, Hess, Bormann-names synonymous with power and influence in the Third Reich. Perhaps less familiar are Carin, Emmy, Magda, Margarete, Lina, Ilse and Gerda... These are the women behind the infamous men-complex individuals with distinctive personalities who were captivated by Hitler and whose everyday lives were governed by Nazi ideology. Throughout the rise and fall of Nazism these women loved and lost, raised families and quarreled with their husbands and each other, all the while jostling for position with the Fuhrer himself. Until now, they have been treated as minor characters, their significance ignored, as if they were unaware of their husbands' murderous acts, despite the evidence that was all around them: the stolen art on their walls, the slave labor in their homes, and the produce grown in concentration camps on their tables. James Wyllie's Nazi Wives explores these women in detail for the first time, skillfully interweaving their stories through years of struggle, power, decline and destruction into the post-war twilight of denial and delusion"-- Provided by publisher.
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