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Hitler’s legacy: two books examine different aspects of the horror that was Germany, 1945

21 September 2019

9:00 AM

21 September 2019

9:00 AM

Two new books offer very different takes on the utter ruination of Germany in 1945. Each in its own way shows the enfeebling results of our modern obsession with amateur psychologising.

Françoise Meltzer’s Dark Lens is based around a couple of dozen snaps which her mother, a Frenchwoman who had been in the Resistance, took of ruined German cities immediately after the war.

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