The Press: Reliving Hitler's Rise

The faces peer out from across four decades: a baleful Hitler brooding over his destiny, a grinning Goebbels with his new bride, slinky Fräulein in satin smirking over drinks in a Munich nightclub. There are samples of humor: anti-Jewish jokes along with bitter comments on the regime ("In Germany teeth are being pulled through the nose because no one can open his mouth any more"). Excerpts from William L. Shirer's Berlin Diary give an American's impression of the scene. The period photographs and cartoons of Nazism aborning, the vivid paintings of rouged whores and marcelled flappers doing the Charleston evoke...

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