Thursday, January 24, 2008

No. 3 - The Hitler Salute

by Tilman Allert

translated from German by Jefferson Chase

Started: January 24
Finished:January 26

Notes: I'm in the mood for some historical non-fiction and this fitted the bill. As the cover says, this is about the German salute used from 1933 to 1945. It was originally a greeting, like shaking hands, but eventually became mandatory.

Mini review: An interesting, not too scholarly, look at how the "Heil Hitler" salute became popular so quickly in early Nazi Germany. Also looks a little at the continuing legacy of the salute. An easy, breezy read. Worth taking a look at.

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