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By Melita Maschmann,Marianne Schweitzer Burkenroad,Helen Epstein,Geoffrey Strachan

ISBN-10: 0961469641

ISBN-13: 9780961469641

Account Rendered used to be first released in Germany in 1963 as Fazit: Kein Rechtfertigungsversuch or Account Rendered: No try at justification. Maschmann wrote to Hannah Arendt that her purpose in scripting this memoir was once to aid her former Nazi colleagues take into consideration their activities, and to aid others “better comprehend” why humans like her were interested in Hitler.

Written as a letter to an unnamed Jewish lady, this memoir info the trajectory of a socially-conscious, well-educated, middle-class lady as she joins the Hitler formative years, supervises the eviction of Polish farmers from their land and works within the excessive echelons of Nazi press and propaganda. Maschmann was once arrested in 1945, on the age of 27, accomplished vital de-Nazification and have become a contract journalist.

This book variation incorporates a new creation explaining how the Publishers pointed out Maschmann’s highschool Jewish buddy, Marianne Schweitzer Burkenroad, born in 1918 and now residing in California. In an afterword, she recounts for the 1st time her friendship with Maschmann and her reactions to Account Rendered.

“[Account Rendered is an] vital rfile of its time [...] i've got the effect that you're completely honest, differently I wouldn’t have written again to you.” — letter from Hannah Arendt to Melita Maschmann

“There weren’t loads of books by means of former Nazis within the Sixties. i discovered in [Account Rendered] an individual who have been overtaken by means of background, used to be suffering to make feel of what not made experience, and to appreciate why it had as soon as performed so. In different books, the Jews have been an abstraction. For Maschmann, the Jews have been pals and buddies, which complex the method of dehumanization that she participated in. The memoir appeared plausible and sincere in ways in which different tales from the defeated did not.” — Arthur Samuelson, former Editor-in-Chief, Schocken Books

“Melita Maschmann’s candid [book], sub-titled ‘No try out at justification,’ is a worthy examine of the political seduction of younger zeal” — Der Spiegel

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