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In the Garden of Beasts

Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

The book chronicles the experiences of the American ambassador to Germany, William E. Dodd, and his family, particularly his daughter Martha, during the rise of the Nazi regime in 1930s Berlin. It provides a detailed account of their initial naivety and gradual realization of the horrors unfolding around them, set against the backdrop of increasing brutality and anti-Semitism.

Key points:

1. Nazi Germany's Rise: The book details Nazi Germany's rise, focusing on 1933-1934, Hitler's power consolidation, increasing Jewish persecution, and the world's initial denial of unfolding atrocities.

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