Book Discussion on In the Garden of Beasts

Erik Larson recounts the tenure of the first American ambassador to Hitler’s Germany, William Dodd. The former college professor… read more

Erik Larson recounts the tenure of the first American ambassador to Hitler’s Germany, William Dodd. The former college professor and his family arrived in Germany in 1933 and became friendly with many members of Hitler’s SS. The ambassador soon began to see Berlin change and became aware of Jewish persecution. Mr. Larson reports that Ambassador Dodd sent the State Department concerned reports, which were received with indifference as greater violence arose in Berlin and throughout Germany. Erik Larson also responded to questions from members of the audience and called on his daughter to answer one question. This event was in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium of the Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. close

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Book Discussion on In the Garden of Beasts

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Jun 12, 2011
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Sep 6, 2011

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  • Jun 12, 2011 | 11:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 19, 2011 | 10:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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