“Combining interviews with family letters and diaries, the author provides an entertaining account of an artistic German family who did not conceal their dislike of Hitler but survived the war.... A fine addition to the...number of firsthand World War II personal stories.” ―Kirkus
“Must read. . . . Milton recreates a mood of foreboding in the lead-up to the war and then the horrors of the war itself.” ―Sunday Telegraph (UK)
“A remarkable narrative of [Wolfram] Aichele's life during the Nazi regime, written by his son-in-law Giles Milton.” ―Irish Times (UK)
“Engaging, poignant, and vivid… Offers an illuminating experience of ‘ordinary' Germans living in ‘small-town Germany.” ―BBC History Magazine
“Powerful…Invaluable.” ―The Daily Express (UK)
“Idiosyncratic and utterly fascinating” ―Mail on Sunday (UK)
About the Author
GILES MILTON is a writer and journalist. He has contributed articles to most of the British national newspapers as well as many foreign publications. He is the author of five previous works of non-fiction and one novel. His books have been translated into sixteen languages worldwide.