In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Setting & Symbolism

Erik Larson
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University of Chicago

William Dodd left his post at the University of Chicago as a professor of history when he was tapped to fill the position of US Ambassador to Germany.

Washington, D. C.

William Dodd traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with FDR who offered him the position of US Ambassador to Germany. Dodd made several trips to Washington, D.C. while he was ambassador.

State Department

As Ambassador to Germany, William Dodd reported to Secretary of State Cordell Hull who headed the State Department.

Nazi Party

Adolph Hitler headed the Nazi movement in the early 1930s. At first just seen as activists for the German people, Hitler's Nazi party later became a violent and brutal regime whose actions sparked World War II.

Berlin, Germany

William E. Dodd and his family lived in Berlin during the four years he served as US Ambassador to Germany.

Reichstag Building Arson Trial

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