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by Bruno Manz

  • Author: Bruno Manz
  • ISBN: 1574882422
  • ISBN13: 978-1574882421
  • ePub: 1616 kb | FB2: 1711 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: Potomac Books; 1 edition (May 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 432
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A Mind in Prison: The Memoir of a Son and Soldier of the Third Reich ePub download

A common theme in memoirs coming out of Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan is the slow, painful acceptance of the fact that the memoirist had personally supported a horrific regime.

A common theme in memoirs coming out of Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan is the slow, painful acceptance of the fact that the memoirist had personally supported a horrific regime. Bruno Manz ranks at the top. His memoir is well written, insightful, honest, and moving.

Bruno Manz has written an honest, searing story of his experiences growing up in the Third Reich with a father who he loved but who was an enthusiastic Nazi. Start reading A Mind in Prison on your Kindle in under a minute.

A Mind in Prison is a candid autobiographical examination of life in Nazi Germany and the powerful hold Nazi propaganda had on. .During World War II, Bruno Manz fought with the Luftwaffe, and later the German army, on the Arctic Ocean front against the Soviets

A Mind in Prison is a candid autobiographical examination of life in Nazi Germany and the powerful hold Nazi propaganda had on Germany's youth. During World War II, Bruno Manz fought with the Luftwaffe, and later the German army, on the Arctic Ocean front against the Soviets. When he learned of the horrific Nazi crimes against humanity, he realized the enormity of the mistake he and fellow Germans had made in supporting Hitler.

With his extremely well-written and honest book Bruno Manz has niched himself a foot hold in history. This is certainly a book our generation and generations to come can use as a resource to understand the first half of the 20th century, which despite the colossal bloodshed of previous centuries, must be the darkest hour of humankind. Understanding how the mechanisms of evil are employed to misguide a nation is the first step to prevention. Manz describes very effectively and unbiased how intolerance can make society blind to the truth

A Mind in Prison book. A Mind in Prison is a candid autobiographical examination of life in Nazi Germany and the powerful hold Nazi propaganda had on Germany's youth.

A Mind in Prison book. A Mind in Prison is a candid autobiographical examination of life.

A Mind in Prison is a candid autobiographical examination of life in Nazi Germany and the powerful hold Nazi propaganda had on Germany's youth.

A Mind in Prison : The Memoir of a Son and Soldier of the Third Reich. By (author) Bruno Manz. Bruno Manz received his doctorate in theoretical physics in 1957 and immigrated to the United States that same year to work on the U. S. Army's ballistic missile program. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

A Mind in Prison is a candid autobiographical examination of life in Nazi Germany and the powerful hold Nazi propaganda had on Germany's youth.

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A Mind in Prison is a candid autobiographical examination of life in Nazi Germany and the powerful holdĀ . A former member of the Hitler Youth, the Luftwaffe, and the German Army, Bruno Manz fought throughout World War II. About the Author: A former member of the Hitler Youth, the Luftwaffe, and the German Army, Bruno Manz fought throughout World War II. In 1957, he received his doctorate in theoretical physics and joined the .

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"A Mind in Prison is a candid autobiographical examination of life in Nazi Germany and the powerful hold Nazi propaganda had on Germany's youth. It is rare to find such an eloquent, frank, and truly remorseful account of the Nazi years by a German who made the tragic mistake of following Adolf Hitler."  
Kulalbine
This a sober, honest account that spans the time from the author's childhood, when he was enraptured by Hitler and the promises of the Nazis, all the way through the war and a short period afterwards. Although he swallowed the Nazi propaganda when he was young, he never really had the stomach for outright hatred and cruelty.

The book moves at a comfortable pace, neither sensationalizing the events (that's hardly needed!) nor attempting to gloss over any of the moral decisions he had to make. In fact he goes to pains to point out when he made the wrong choice morally, yet the philosophical digressions are relatively short and to the point.

The account of the war is filled as much with his sharp observations about the interplay of personalities around him as it is about the battle action.

I found the book interesting and a quick read. It is recommended for anyone who finds themselves asking the question "How could so many people have followed that madman Hitler?"
Skyway
Dr. Manz writes a brutally honest account of his participation in the rise of Nazism, the vicious ignorance of some Party and Wehrmacht leaders, his service in Finland and retreat across the arctic Finnmark. In post-war disillusionment with what he had been programmed to believe, Manz began a self-examination that culminated in this book, a must-read for anyone who lived through, or seeks to understand, the horrors of 1933-45. Born in 1921, Manz experienced the mostly passive anti-Semitism of his father, Nazi indoctrination by Hitler Youth leaders in dreary "Home Evenings," and the incessant propaganda of the Goebbels machine. In 1940 he and his high school class enlisted in the Luftwaffe; Manz was assigned to the air force's ground troops. He relates what he calls "a gradual series of warning signs" that the Nazi regime was less than it appeared, yet persisted in his support through service in Finland and the German retreat back into Norway. After the war he attended a university the French set up in Mainz; here he set out to learn all he could about the Holocaust, and discovered the American concept of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness being the goal of humankind - not blind service to an authoritarian state. In 1957, as a physicist, Manz was recruited to work with Wernher von Braun in Huntsville, AL, then transferred to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The thrust of Manz's book is one of understanding, redemption and apology, inasfar as his unvarnished telling of "the truth, the sacred truth," might make such things possible.
Vushura
Fascinating; a brutally honest account of one German soldier's surrender to, and eventual deliverance from, the delusion of Hitler's Third Reich.
terostr
Informative, warns of things to come should current thinking continue
IGOT
very well written and detailed - I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Third Reich
Dorintrius
Really allows you to see the war from the other side.
jorik
A common theme in memoirs coming out of Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan is the slow, painful acceptance of the fact that the memoirist had personally supported a horrific regime. Memoirists show different levels of thoughtfulness and acceptance of personal moral accountability. Bruno Manz ranks at the top. His memoir is well written, insightful, honest, and moving. I highly recommend it.
Brilliantly written. I see many parallels to what is happening in American politics and government today. I worked with Bruno Manz as a scientific analyst in the 1980s when he was beginning to write this wonderful book, and we shared many thoughts and ideas, both scientific and philosophical. Our talks expanded the boundaries of my thinking, and I view him now as one of the five most influential people on the maturation and growth of my mind. In many ways Bruno was a father figure to me and I thank him for it.
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