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The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi, Daniel Lee

Label
The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi
Title
The S.S. officer's armchair
Title remainder
uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Based on documents discovered concealed within a simple armchair for seventy years, this gripping investigation into the life of a single S. S. officer during World War Two encapsulates the tragic experience of a generation of Europeans'--
  • "One night at a dinner party in Florence, historian Daniel Lee was told about a remarkable discovery. An upholsterer in Amsterdam had found a bundle of swastika-covered documents inside the cushion of an armchair he was repairing. They belonged to Dr. Robert Griesinger, a lawyer from Stuttgart, who joined the S.S. and worked at the Reich's Ministry of Economics and Labor in Nazi-occupied Prague during the war ... [Lee] uncovers Griesinger's American back-story--his father was born in New Orleans and the family had ties to the plantations and music halls of nineteenth century Louisiana. As Lee follows the footsteps of a rank and file Nazi official seventy years later, and chronicles what became of him and his family at the war's end, Griesinger's role in Nazi crimes comes into focus. When Lee stumbles on an unforeseen connection between Griesinger and the murder of his own relatives in the Holocaust, he must grapple with potent questions about blame, manipulation, and responsibility."--
Assigning source
  • Dust jacket
  • provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IOU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Daniel
Dewey number
943.086092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Griesinger, Robert
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
Target audience
adult
Label
The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi, Daniel Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published by Jonathan Cape in the United Kingdom: 2020"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780316509091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1159034221
  • (OCoLC)1159034221
  • 2449165
  • (OCoLC)on1159034221
  • (OCoLC)1159034221
Label
The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi, Daniel Lee
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published by Jonathan Cape in the United Kingdom: 2020"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780316509091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1159034221
  • (OCoLC)1159034221
  • 2449165
  • (OCoLC)on1159034221
  • (OCoLC)1159034221

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