• They Thought They Were Free

  • The Germans, 1933-45
  • By: Milton Mayer
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 23-05-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (3 ratings)

Summary

First published in 1955, They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Milton Mayer's book is a study of 10 Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany.
Mayer had a position as a research professor at the University of Frankfurt and lived in a nearby small Hessian town which he disguised with the name "Kronenberg". "These ten men were not men of distinction," Mayer noted, but they had been members of the Nazi Party; Mayer wanted to discover what had made them Nazis.
©1955 The University of Chicago (P)2017 Tantor
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Critic reviews

"Among the many books written on Germany after the collapse of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich, this book by Milton Mayer is one of the most readable and most enlightening." ( New York Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 30-01-18

Must read(Listen)for anyone serious about history

An engaging insight as to how a nation was swayed into despotism incrementally yet whloley

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5 out of 5 stars
By Zachary B. on 18-08-17

Well put.

An intriguing and eye-opening look from the "other" perspective, with familiar overtones seen especially today.

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