Last Chance to Quiz Granddad Book Stirs Interest in Families' Nazi-Era History

Historian Moritz Pfeiffer asked his grandfather about the Nazi era and was struck by the former soldier's lack of empathy for the victims of the Third Reich. His book has aroused the interest of aging Germans mystified by what made their parents follow Hitler. It's a question that leaves younger generations cold.
German soldiers tear down a barrier on the border with Poland on the first day of World War II.

German soldiers tear down a barrier on the border with Poland on the first day of World War II.

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