Our Love Affair with Germany

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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1953. [6], 247, [1] pages. Small stains inside front and rear boards. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Hans Habe (February 12, 1911, Budapest - September 29, 1977, Locarno) was a Hungarian and American writer and newspaper publisher. From 1941, he held United States citizenship. He was also known by such pseudonyms as Antonio Corte, Frank Richard, Frederick Gert, John Richler, Hans Wolfgang, and Alexander Holmes". From 1935-39 he was a Foreign Correspondent for the Prager Tagblatt (Prague Daily News), stationed mostly at Geneva, covering the League of Nations and was present at the Évian Conference in 1938. Habe described the course of the Conference in his novel The Mission (1965). The focal point of the novel is the infamous offer made by the German government, and transmitted to the Conference by Neumann von Héthárs, to sell the Austrian Jews to foreign countries at a price of $250 per capita, and the Conference delegates' refusal to accept. In 1942 Have was drafted into the US Army and studied Psychological warfare at the Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Ritchie, Maryland. Then he joined the 1st Mobile Radio Broadcasting Company, and went in March 1943 to North Africa and participated in Operation Avalanche, the landing in Italy. In 1944 he became an Instructor of Psychological Warfare at Camp Sharpe, near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In autumn 1944 he selected a group of German writers and newspaper editors to prepare for the publishing of new newspapers after the war in Germany. The author was with the U.S. Military Intelligence when our armies entered Germany. A survey of what happened, and why it has happened, in Germany since World War 2. The author argues that the Nuremberg war-guilt trials, the ban against fraternization, the unsuccessful de-Nazification program, the many neo-Nazi movements, and the unpopular remilitarization program are all signs of grave failure. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Good.

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