Forgotten Fatherland

Forgotten Fatherland: The search for Elisabeth Nietzsche

Non-Fiction, History & Politics
Paperback Published on: 14/03/2013
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Synopsis

'Startling, dark and absorbing' Independent

'Excellent travel writing: vivid, sympathetic, humorous' Guardian

'Fascinating, provocative and highly eccentric' New York Times_______________________

In 1886 Elisabeth Nietzsche, the philosopher Friedrich's bigoted, imperious sister, founded a 'racially pure' colony in Paraguay together with a band of blond-haired fellow Germans. Over a century later, Ben Macintyre sought out the survivors of Nueva Germania to discover the remains of this bizarre colony.

Forgotten Fatherland vividly recounts his arduous adventure locating the survivors, while also tracing the colorful history of Elisabeth's return to Europe, where she inspired the mythical cult of her brother's philosophy and later became a mentor to Hitler. Brilliantly researched and mordantly funny, this is an illuminating portrait of a forgotten people and of a woman whose deep influence on the twentieth century can only now be fully understood.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408838150
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 267g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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