The SS Officer's Armchair

The SS Officer's Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, European History, The Second World War, German History
Paperback Published on: 03/06/2021
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Synopsis

The gripping account of one historian's hunt for answers as he delves into the surprising life of an ordinary Nazi officer.

'Totally exhilarating' Philippe Sands

It began with an armchair. It began with the surprise discovery of a stash of personal documents covered in swastikas sewn into its cushion.

The SS Officer's Armchair is the story of what happened next, as Daniel Lee follows the trail of cold calls, documents, coincidences and family secrets, to uncover the life of one Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart. As Lee delves deeper, Griesinger emerges as at once an ordinary man with a family and ambitions, and an active participant in the Nazi machinery of terror whose choices continue to reverberate today.

'Gripping, it unfolds like a detective story as an obscured past emerges into the light' Hadley Freeman, author of House of Glass

'An absorbing work of historical detection... Riveting' Evening Standard

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784706654
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 224g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The SS Officer's Armchair
An Armchair Snapshot of a part of History
Such a good book. It tells the story of an SS officer and his family and gives us facts about the war and the effects on so many peoples lives. It was an e... READ MORE
Gillian Frost