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History Happy Hour

Episode 160: Daily Life in Nazi Germany

Guest: Julia Boyd

Sunday, August 27, 2023

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This week on History Happy Hour: A close-up look at daily life in a small Bavarian village during the years of Nazi Germany.

Chris and Rick welcome Julia Mead, co-author of the new book, A Village in the Third Reich: How Ordinary Lives Were Transformed by the Rise of Fascism. An intimate portrait of German life during World War II, shining a light on how people in this picturesque village were changed by the waves of hate and horror through the rule of Hitler and beyond.

Julia Boyd is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Travelers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism through the Eyes of Everyday People. Her previous books include A Dance with the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony, The Excellent Doctor Blackwell: The Life of the First Woman Physician and Hannah Riddell: An Englishwoman in Japan. As the widow of a former diplomat, she lived in Germany from 1977 to 1981. She currently resides in London.

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