As a schoolgirl, Gitta Sereny was captivated by the theatrical spectacle of a Nuremberg Rally. Later, when the Nazis marched into Vienna, the spell was quickly broken when she saw an eminent Jewish doctor forced to scrub the pavement by Nazi thugs. The war years forged Sereny’s lifelong fascination with Hitler’s Germany and the indelible mark it made on the twentieth century. In this book of experiences and reflections she threads fragments of her own life into her larger quest to understand what it is ‘that leads human beings so often and so readily to embrace violence and amorality’.
The German Trauma: Experiences and Reflections 1938-2001 By (author) Gitta Sereny ISBN:9780140292633