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Vergennes: How Germany’s Weimar Democracy Became the Third Reich

  • Bixby Memorial Library 258 Main Street Vergennes, VT 05491 (map)

Join Vermont Author Jack Mayer for a discussion: “How Germany’s Weimar Democracy Became the Third Reich: the history that inspired my novel, BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN.” 

Free and open to the public

About the Book:

Before the Court of Heaven is based on the true story of a fascist assassin, Ernst Werner Techow and his turning from evil. Three themes impel this novel: understanding the rise of Nazism, unfathomable forgiveness, and the complexity of redemption. A portrait of Germany between world wars, from revolution and unrest following World War I to the rise of the Nazis, World War II and the Holocaust, Before the Court of Heaven portrays ordinary people becoming complicit in extraordinary crimes. 

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