In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin - Part VI: Berlin at Dusk Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 39: Dangerous Dining

Messersmith was named the US Ambassador to Austria. He was delighted and Dodd was happy to see him go. At a going away party for him, Putzi complained about Messersmith and Roosevelt siding with the Jews. He revealed that Rohm wanted to control the army and air force. At another dinner party that Rohm attended, conversation focused on the conflict between he and Hitler. The Gestapo learned of the dinner, which became infamous. Four of the dinner guests were later murdered, one fled the country under the threat of death and another was imprisoned in a concentration camp. Hans Dieckhoff, a foreign minister, told Dodd that he thought Hitler would soon be overthrown. Dodd thought the minister's words were dangerous.

Chapter 40: A Writer's Request

Martha was invited to a luncheon with the writer, Rudolf Ditzen. Ditzen, like...

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