The voice of history

Erik Larson beautifully describes the Tiergarten of old Berlin, "Berlin's equivalent of Central Park". He writes that it was "630 acres of trees, walkways, riding paths and statuary that spread west from the Brandenburg Gate to the wealthy residential and shopping district of Charlottenburg." He quotes a British diplomat's description of the enchantment of the... Continue Reading →

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One might think they believed

In 1933, the US Ambassador to Germany was William Dodd. Adolf Hitler was the newly appointed chancellor and the Nazi party was ascendant. In Erik Larson's book "In the Garden of Beasts", he describes the growing climate of violence, fear and oppression in Germany at this time, even as life continued in many ways unchanged.... Continue Reading →

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