A Reader’s Perspective on Christmas in the Third Reich

From my reader, Lilo, (b. 1939, near Munich), further evidence that any changes the Nazis made to Christmas celebrations were subtle and often ignored by the German public: I wasn’t aware that Christmas in the Third Reich was something special. Our Christmases were always the same. The “Christkind” (Christ Child) flew into the window on… Continue reading A Reader’s Perspective on Christmas in the Third Reich

The Tegernsee, Heinrich Himmler, and the Night of the Long Knives

The Tegernsee proves once again that, whatever else one might think of the Nazi leadership, they had taste in real estate. A picturesque lake south of Munich, framed by mountains and towns that bring to mind the middle ages, the Tegernsee seems like the sort of lake from whose waters a lady’s hand, proffering a… Continue reading The Tegernsee, Heinrich Himmler, and the Night of the Long Knives