Seduced by Hitler: The Choices of a Nation and the Ethics of Survival

October 30, 2020
Seduced by Hitler: The Choices of a Nation and the Ethics of Survival

@veyalut: feel free to unfill if you want the UKeditionoriginal U.K. title: Surviving Hitler: Choices, Corruptionand Compromise in the Third ReichDrawing on new research and recently declassified documents,authors Adam LeBor, author of Hitler's Secret Bankers, andRoger Boyes, The Times of London correspondent in Berlin,reveal a tapestry of ordinary lives lived under extraordinarycircumstances—ranging from subversion and confrontation to passiveacceptance and eager complicity.Seduced by Hitler shows in startling detail how almostevery waking hour of Hitler's reign offered insidious choices—fromdegrees of compromise to outright resistance—to the average Germanin their interactions with each other and the regime, whether atwork, home or leisure.It may seem impossible to explain how an entire nation couldallow itself to be seduced by a man such as Adolf Hitler. Byexamining the everyday lives of Germans under Nazi rule, theauthors propose an explanation more complex, strange and morallyambiguous than one might imagine. In doing so, they bring to lifethe steady decline in national morality in the Third Reich as theGerman people let themselves be taken in by Hitler.