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As senior correspondent for Reuters in Munich from 1936-1941, American Ernest Pope saw the cruel and outrageous behavior of Nazis in their native habitat. In Munich they ran wild, let their hair down, and indulged in every fantasy money and power could avail them. Pope has all the gossip...and the confirmed stories. "I have seen the leading actors in the Nazi tragedy, playAs senior correspondent for Reuters in Munich from 1936-1941, American Ernest Pope saw the cruel and outrageous behavior of Nazis in their native habitat. In Munich they ran wild, let their hair down, and indulged in every fantasy money and power could avail them. Pope has all the gossip...and the confirmed stories. "I have seen the leading actors in the Nazi tragedy, playing their parts on the Bavarian stage. Long before the climax-the outbreak of the war-I knew what the denouement in Hitler's theater would be." Pope knew, saw or interviewed all the top Nazis and dozens of lower-level officials, including some of Hitler's security. He saw the Nazis for what they were: a corrupt, debauched, all-too-human menace. Once back in the US, Pope let loose his frustration and ire at what he'd seen-but couldn't write about when he was reporting from Germany. With great humor and fast-paced prose, he writes of encounters with Hitler, Hess, Streicher, and many more. Pope turns his savage wit and erudition on his former hosts. Fluent in Bavarian German dialect, Pope made many friends in Munich with citizens and officials alike. He heard jokes from Munichers that could get them thrown in a concentration camp and he poked fun at Nazis whenever he dared....

Title : Munich Playground: The Nazi Leadership at Rest and Play
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ISBN : 9781781554548
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Munich Playground: The Nazi Leadership at Rest and Play Reviews

  • Mary
    2019-02-20 01:12

    Tabloid copy about the NazisIt's like reading the National Enquirer if it was reporting pre-World War II about bigshot Nazis. The author was a respected reporter from the period, stationed in Munich. These are his outtakes, the stuff he couldn't put into his regular articles.

  • BIG BOOKS
    2019-02-22 23:01

    I actually read the Kindle version of this book. In fact, I published the Kindle version, which has an updated introduction and footnotes.Ernie Pope was an American correspondent working for Reuters in Munich in the years leading up to WWII. This book was published in 1941, at a time when Hitler and his hordes had conquered nearly all of Europe and seemed like "fanatical, ascetic supermen."Pope saw them for what they were: corrupt, degenerate thugs.Unlike most books of the period, Pope's book is decidedly irreverent and in places laugh-out-loud funny. But his frustration and ire at the Nazis comes through as well.For anyone interested in the period of the rise of the Third Reich, this is a wonderful account by someone who was there.http://www.amazon.com/Munich-Playgrou...