Photo Gallery: The Dark Early Days of Postwar Germany
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Photo Gallery: The Dark Early Days of Postwar Germany

From Dictatorship to Democracy The Role Ex-Nazis Played in Early West Germany

After World War II, West Germany rapidly made the transition from murderous dictatorship to model democracy. Or did it? New documents reveal just how many officials from the Nazi regime found new jobs in Bonn. A surprising number were chosen for senior government positions.
Von Ralf Beste, Georg Bönisch, Thomas Darnstaedt, Jan Friedmann, Michael Fröhlingsdorf und Klaus Wiegrefe
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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