Commentary on “In The Garden of Beasts.”
In reading the book, one takes note of all the grand political, and ambassadorial dinners attended by the American delegates, their families, and all of the Nazi Party members, and media members. During these gatherings, amid much opulence and hoerderves on silver plates, you had German politicians saying things like, “oh…I’m very sorry. That beating of the Jews in Munich was widely exaggerated. It didn’t happen actually. Just some troublesome shopkeepers. Nothing to see here.”
Listening, and obeying early on, were American sycophantic members of the aristocracy, who because of their own love of political cache and romanticism with everything Euro, bought every word from propagandist officials and party members.