Rüdiger Barth and Hauke Friederichs‘ THE GRAVE DIGGERS (S. Fischer 2017) was just published by Gyldendal in Denmark and Weyler in Sweden (the Finnish translation at Atena in Finland is on its way) and it received amazing press.
»captivating … with brilliant descriptions and unique sketches of a wild time in a dangerous city« – Kristeligt Dagblad
»very exciting account of the intrigues and the mistakes that happened during the last winter of the Weimar Republic« – Svenska Dagbladet
»incredibly good … elegant and knowledgeable« – Weekendavisen
Here is a selection from Sweden:
Here is a selection from Denmark:
The last ten weeks of the Weimar Republic, told day by day – a history book that reads like a political thriller
The Weimar Republic is teetering. The economy is in ruins. Street battles rage between left- and rightwingers. In the next few weeks, a handful of men will decide Germany’s fate. Hitler is hungry for absolute power, and Goebbels spews fire and brimstone; Chancellor von Papen refuses to resign, while von Schleicher saws away at the branch the chancellor is sitting on. All of them are currying favour with Hindenburg. A dramatic struggle for power ensues, rife with feints, lies, fighting and deception.
The historians Rüdiger Barth and Hauke Friederichs have drawn on diaries, letters and files to paint a colourful, multilayered portrait of a period that seems eerily familiar but was by no means fated to plunge Germany into the abyss.
Rights sold to Italy, Giunti, Czech Republic, Albatros, Finland, Atena, Denmark, Gyldendal, The Netherlands, Hollands Diep, Taiwan, Social Sciences Academic Press (Simplified Chinese (world without P. R. China)), Sweden, Svante Welyer, United Kingdom, Profile Books (English (worldwide))