The SS Officer’s Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life
Tuesday, 8 December 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr. Daniel Lee (Queen Mary University London) will speak to the JHSE about his latest book, The SS Officer’s Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life.
Lee follows the trail of cold calls, documents, coincidences and family secrets, to uncover the life of one Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart. Who was he? What had his life been – and how had it ended?
Lee reveals the strange life of a man whose ambition propelled him to become part of the Nazi machinery of terror. He discovers his unexpected ancestral roots, untold stories of SS life and family fragmentation. As Lee delves deeper, Griesinger’s responsibility as an active participant in Nazi crimes becomes clearer.