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Author Davidson, Martin P. (Martin Peter), 1960-

Title The perfect Nazi : uncovering my grandfather's secret past / Martin Davidson.

Publication Info. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011.
2010.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  943.086 DAVIDSON    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 LANGBEHN, BRU    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG LANGBEHN, BRUNO    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-LANGBEHN, B.    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xiii, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Funeral in Berlin -- SS curriculum vitae -- Fathers and sons 1906-1922 -- Fulfillment! 1922-1926 -- Street-fighting men 1926-1933 -- Triumph of the will 1933-1937 -- Men in black 1937-1939 -- War! 1939-1944 -- Endgame 1944-1946 -- Aftermath 1946-1992.
Summary What if you found out that your grandfather--the man who had been a demanding, magnetic presence throughout your childhood--was a Nazi SS officer? This is the confession that Martin Davidson, already into middle age, received from his mother upon his grandfather Bruno Langbehn's death, and this is Davidson's exploration, using the skills he honed as a documentary producer for the BBC, of the truth behind this dark family secret. As Martin dove into his research, drawing on a cache of personal documents as well as eyewitness accounts of this historical period, he learned that Bruno's story moved lockstep in time with the rise and fall of the Nazi party, and realized that his grandfather was in many ways the "perfect Nazi," his individual experiences emblematic of the generation of Germans who would plunge the world into such darkness.
Contents Funeral in Berlin -- SS curriculum vitae -- Fathers and sons 1906-1922 -- Fulfillment! 1922-1926 -- Street-fighting man 1926-1933 -- Triumph of the will 1933 -1937 -- Men in black 1937 -1939 -- War! 1939 -1944 -- Endgame 1944-1946 -- Aftermath 1946 - 1992.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-357) and index.
Subject Langbehn, Bruno, 1906-1992.
Nazis -- Biography.
National socialism -- History.
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Davidson, Martin P. (Martin Peter), 1960- -- Family.
ISBN 9780399157011: $26.95
0399157018
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