JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Daniel LeeApril 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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April 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Daniel Lee
JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES
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In The S.S. Officer’s Armchair, Lee weaves detection with biography to tell an astonishing narrative of ambition and intimacy in the Third Reich. He uncovers Griesinger’s American back-story–his father was born in New Orleans and the family had ties to the plantations and music halls of nineteenth-century Louisiana. As Lee follows the footsteps of a rank and file Nazi official seventy years later, and chronicles what became of him and his family at the war’s end, Griesinger’s role in Nazi crimes comes into focus. When Lee stumbles on an unforeseen connection between Griesinger and the murder of his own relatives in the Holocaust, he must grapple with potent questions about blame, manipulation, and responsibility.
The S.S. Officer’s Armchair is an enthralling detective story and a reconsideration of daily life in the Third Reich. It provides a window into the lives of Hitler’s millions of nameless followers and into the mechanisms through which ordinary people enacted history’s most extraordinary atrocity.
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