In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Topics for Discussion

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Topic for Discussion 560971

What inspired the title of the book? What is the significance of the title and why is it fitting? What location in Berlin was compared to a famous locale in New York City?

Topic for Discussion 560972

Why did Messersmith feel alone in his view of Germany's political and social transformation? What was FDR's initial stance on Germany's treatment of their citizens, especially the Jews? What view did Dodd have on the Nazis? How did it differ from his official stand?

Topic for Discussion 560973

What were signs that Germany was deteriorating under Hitler? Why did many Americans think the press was exaggerating the state of Germany? What were signs of the coming Holocaust? What laws did the Nazis draft that impacted the lives of Jews?

Topic for Discussion 560974

What role did the old German president, Hindenburg, have in controlling Hitler? What relationship did they have...

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