Darkness Over Germany: A Warning From History

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Arcadia Books Limited, Apr 5, 2017 - History - 354 pages
In this powerful book, a pioneering young woman, Amy Buller, recounts the hopes and fears of Germans engulfed in the rise of fascism during the 1930s. During the years leading up to the outbreak of war, Buller defied her critics and social norms by leading delegations of British intelligentsia to Germany to learn about and confront the appeal of the Nazis. The book speaks of how Hitler and the Nazis stripped the German people of their freedoms and oppressed them, and how young people were swept along with the tide of hate. It tells the stories of the Germans whom Buller met, including their positivity about the forces uniting the country, and their terror that Hitler was the man at the helm. Darkness Over Germany is Amy Buller's recollection of these unlikely encounters and her analysis of how National Socialism took hold. It tells a remarkable and largely forgotten story of British-German relations in the 1930s. The book speaks resonantly of the need to stay vigilant and maintain dialogue in times of change and discord.

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About the author (2017)

E. Amy Buller studied history at Birkbeck College in London. She travelled to Germany several times and worked with historian Allan Bullok. She was made director of a women's college in 1944 and by 1947 founded her own college with the support of the royal family.She worked for the International Students Service and led programmes of student Exchange between German and English students in the 1930s.

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