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The Perfect Nazi

Uncovering My Grandfather's Secret Past

by Martin Davidson

Hardcover, 370 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $26.95 |


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Traces the author's research into his family's history after learning that his grandfather had been a Nazi SS officer, describing his discoveries of how his grandfather embodied the persona of an ideal soldier whose fortunes reflected the rise and fall of the Nazi party.

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Uncovering A Secret Past: In a family portrait taken in 1941, Bruno Langbehn poses with his wife and children. It was not until after Langbehn's death, at 85, that his grandchildren learned he was not just a German dentist, but a dedicated Nazi and a member of Hitler's Schutzstaffel — the Nazis' chief paramilitary arm. Courtesy of Martin Davidson hide caption

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Uncovering A Grandfather's Secret Nazi Past

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