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From Prewar to Postwar: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the 20th Century

May 8, 2019
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In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by author Konrad H. Jarausch who discusses his latest book, “Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the Twentieth Century.” Jarausch explores how ordinary German citizens fell for Nazi propaganda and often perpetrated or collaborated in the regime’s crimes. He also explores how the defeated survivors were able to recivilize themselves, becoming democrats and Western allies.


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