Synopses & Reviews
When the Third Reich collapsed, 70 million Germans were left bewildered and terrified, their leaders dead or incarcerated; the victors saw fully for the first time the unbearable legacy of death, atrocity, and destruction left by the Nazis. Here is the view from Hitler's bunker, where news came of his troops surrendering on every front. An extraordinary story of ruin, retribution, sometimes courage and occasional suicide...and the ultimate rise from these ashes of a powerful, democratic republic.
This is not only the story of the collapse of Nazi Germany, but also the story of the unremitting horror and suffering for the defeated in the weeks that followed the end of hostilities. There are accounts of collapse and surrender from all corners of the Nazi Empire.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247) and index.