Re: Plenty more books to enjoy....
Posted by CatherineNY on 29/2/2012, 14:34:34, in reply to "Re: Plenty more books to enjoy...."
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Agreed, Guy. Jonathan Petropoulos (whom I know) does take care to point to the royals and nobles who resisted the Nazis. I believe that his book is balanced, if depressing. He notes that the Hesse family was all for openess, and gave him unrestricted access to their archives. |
: But if it is to be fair to the subject, it
: should ignore the strongly pro-Nazi
: activities of the Hesse brothers, the
: hereditary grand duke of Oldenburg and the
: prince of Waldeck, for example. They saw no
: contradiction, it seems, in beign staunch
: nazis and royal princes. An historicla
: whitewash does no one any good and actually
: serves to diminish the bravery of thsoe who
: opposed the nazis (who also included several
: members of the Bavarian royal house).
: --Previous Message--
: You're very welcome Damian
: Yes, it most certainly is an interesting
: book so am really looking forward to reading
: it soon!
: Agree on the depressing effect of Royals and
: the Reich....
: Am sure you already noticed the fact, but it
: is published by the UK's largest local and
: specialist history publisher ..!
: So many great books !
: In case you lost your 'bookmark':
: Thanks Marianne.
: It sounds like a welcome attempt to redress
: the balance against the facts presented in
: Jonathan Petropoulos' earlier rather
: depressing, if grimly fascinating account,'
: Royals and the Reich '!