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

Florian Huber



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Text Publishing Company
03 June 2019
History; European history; Second World War
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.
By:   Florian Huber
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   398g
ISBN:   9781925773699
ISBN 10:   1925773698
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   03 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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

`[A] a remarkable book-grim and fascinating.' * The Times * `Huber acquaints us with a chapter of German history largely unknown until now, and likely repressed.' -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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