- Narrated by: Julie Teal
- Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
- Release date: 05-05-22
A Village in the Third Reich By Julia Boyd, Angelika Patel AudioBook Summary
New from the author of Travellers in the Third Reich—the Sunday Times top-three best seller and Waterstones Book of the Month: a stunningly evocative portrait of Hitler’s Germany through the people of a single village.
Oberstdorf is a beautiful village high up in the Bavarian Alps, a place where for hundreds of years ordinary people lived simple lives while history was made elsewhere. Yet even here, in the farthest corner of Germany, National Socialism sought to control not only people’s lives but also their minds.
Drawing on archive material, letters, interviews and memoirs, A Village in the Third Reich is an extraordinarily intimate portrait of Germany under Hitler, of the descent into totalitarianism and of the tragedies that befell all of those touched by Nazism. In it, we meet the Jews who survived—and those who didn’t, the Nazi mayor who tried to shield those persecuted by the regime and a blind boy whose life was thought ‘not worth living’.