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The Resource The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi, Daniel Lee

The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi, Daniel Lee

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The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi
Title
The S.S. officer's armchair
Title remainder
uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Lee
Title variation
Uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi
Title variation remainder
uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi
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Language
eng
Summary
Based on documents discovered concealed within a simple chair for seventy years, this gripping investigation into the life of a single S.S. officer during World War Two encapsulates the tragic experience of a generation of Europeans. One night at a dinner party in Florence, historian Daniel Lee was told about a remarkable discovery. An upholsterer in Amsterdam had found a bundle of swastika-covered documents inside the cushion of an armchair he was repairing. They belonged to Dr. Robert Griesinger, a lawyer from Stuttgart, who joined the S.S. and worked at the Reich's Ministry of Economics and Labor in Nazi-occupied Prague during the war. An expert in the history of the Holocaust, Lee was fascinated to know more about this man--and how his most precious documents ended up hidden inside a chair, hundreds of miles from Prague and Stuttgart. In The S.S. Officer's Armchair, Lee weaves detection with biography to tell an astonishing narrative of ambition and intimacy in the Third Reich. He uncovers Griesinger's American back-story--his father was born in New Orleans and the family had ties to the plantations and music halls of nineteenth century Louisiana. As Lee follows the footsteps of a rank and file Nazi official seventy years later, and chronicles what became of him and his family at the war's end, Griesinger's role in Nazi crimes comes into focus. When Lee stumbles on an unforeseen connection between Griesinger and the murder of his own relatives in the Holocaust, he must grapple with potent questions about blame, manipulation, and responsibility. The S.S. Officer's Armchair is an enthralling detective story and a reconsideration of daily life in the Third Reich. It provides a window into the lives of Hitler's millions of nameless followers and into the mechanisms through which ordinary people enacted history's most extraordinary atrocity
Writing style
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10896644
Cataloging source
IOU
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1983-
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Lee, Daniel
Dewey number
943.086092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Griesinger, Robert
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
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uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi
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The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi, Daniel Lee
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780316509091
Isbn Type
(hb)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1159034221
  • on1159034221
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Label
The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi, Daniel Lee
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780316509091
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1159034221
  • on1159034221
  • OCoLC

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