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Author Talk: Jack Mayer

November 9, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

How Did Germany’s Weimar Democracy Become the Third Reich?
Thursday, November 9 at 10:30 am 

Defeated, humiliated, and in chaos, Germany after World War I was imperiled by leftist revolution and right-wing violence. Local author Jack Mayer recounts the origins of the Third Reich through the story of Ernst Werner Techow, a member of the para-military Free Corps and the murderous Organization C, who was recruited into a clandestine assassination network trying to bring down the fledgling Weimar democracy. Techow participated in the 1922 murder of Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, the highest-ranking Jew in the Weimar Republic. But an offer of forgiveness while on trial for his life set him on a complex journey of redemption. To learn more about Jack’s new book, visit his website: www.jackmayer.net . Sponsored by the Addison County Retired Educators Association.


November 9, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am


Community meeting room
Ilsley Public Library