Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself: The Mass Suicide of Ordinary Germans in 1945


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Author(s): Huber, Florian

In 1945, as the army retreated, the German people were surrendered to the enemy with no means of defence. A wave of suicides rolled across the country as thousands chose death-for themselves and their children-rather than face the defeat of the Third Reich and what they feared might follow. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, historian Florian Huber tells of the largest mass suicide in German history and its suppression by the survivors-a fascinating insight into the feelings of ordinary people caught in the tide of history who saw no other way out.

About the author:

Florian Huber is the author of several works of history and has also produced award-winning documentaries on contemporary subjects, including the fall of the Wall, the mysterious end of the poet Antoine de Saint-Exupery and the 1936 Olympic Games.

Imogen Taylor is a literary translator based in Berlin. Her translations include Fear and Twins by Dirk Kurbjuweit, Sascha Arango's The Truth and Other Lies and Melanie Raabe's The Trap and The Stranger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925773699

Audience: General/trade

Language: English

Number of Pages: 224

Publication Date: 20190604

Publisher: The Text Publishing Company

Product Form: Paperback / softback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 232 mm154 mm29 mm 

Weight: 398 gr

 

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