The Resource The SS officer's armchair : in search of a hidden life, Daniel Lee

The SS officer's armchair : in search of a hidden life, Daniel Lee

Label
The SS officer's armchair : in search of a hidden life
Title
The SS officer's armchair
Title remainder
in search of a hidden life
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Lee
Title variation
Schutzstaffel officer's armchair
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It began with an armchair. It began with the surprise discovery of a stash of personal documents covered in swastikas that had been sewn into its cushion. The SS Officer's Armchair is the story of what happened next, as historian Daniel Lee follows the trail of cold calls, documents, coincidences and family secrets, to uncover the life of one Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart. Who was he? What had his life been - and how had it ended? Lee reveals the strange life of a man whose ambition propelled him to become part of the Nazi machinery of terror. He discovers unexpected ancestors in New Orleans, untold stories of SS life and family fragmentation. As Lee delves deeper, Griesinger's responsibility as an active participant in Nazi crimes becomes clearer. Dr Robert Griesinger's name is not infamous. But to understand the inner workings of the Third Reich, we need to know not just its leaders, but the ordinary Nazis who made up its ranks. Revealing how Griesinger's choices reverberate into present-day Germany, and among descendants of perpetrators, Lee raises potent questions about blame, manipulation and responsibility
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Daniel
Dewey number
943.086
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Daniel
  • Griesinger, Robert
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
  • Nazis
  • Physicians
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
The SS officer's armchair : in search of a hidden life, Daniel Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9781911214984
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The SS officer's armchair : in search of a hidden life, Daniel Lee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9781911214984
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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