Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
Released! 04/13/2015
Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
by Walter Kempowski
Hardcover

A monumental work of history that captures the last days of the Third Reich as never before.

Swansong 1945 chronicles the end of Nazi Germany and World War II in Europe through hundreds of letters, diaries, and autobiographical accounts covering four days that fateful spring: Hitler’s birthday on April 20, American and Soviet troops meeting at the Elbe on April 25, Hitler’s suicide on April 30, and finally the German surrender on May 8. Side by side, we enco... read more