An important exploration of a shocking and previously unacknowledged chapter in German history.
Florian Huber is the author of several works of history and has
also produced award-winning documentaries on contemporary subjects,
including the fall of the Wall, the mysterious end of the poet
Antoine de Saint-Exupery and the 1936 Olympic Games.
Imogen Taylor is a literary translator based in Berlin. Her translations include Fear and Twins by Dirk Kurbjuweit, Sascha Arango's The Truth and Other Lies and Melanie Raabe's The Trap and The Stranger.
`Florian Huber's book is a valuable contribution to understanding
how Germany was responsible for some of the most terrible events of
the last century.' * Age *
`[A] a remarkable book-grim and fascinating.' * The Times *
`Until Huber's work, the deaths were underestimated, confined to official documents and several diaries published in the 1950s and 1960s. It makes Promise Me a significant work.' * Adelaide Advertiser *
`Huber acquaints us with a chapter of German history largely unknown until now, and likely repressed.' -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
`Gut-wrenching to read and one of the last previously untold and unacknowledged chapters in German history.' * North and South *
`A grimly compelling insight into the psychology of fanaticism.' * Economist *
'In this exploration of the relatively undocumented suicide epidemic that swept across Germany at the end of the Second World War, Florian Huber gives a harrowing insight into the psyche of everyday German citizens, from the time of Hitler's meteoric rise to power to the destructive downfall of Nazi Germany.' * Scotsman *