Forgotten Fatherland: The Search for Elisabeth Nietzsche

Forgotten Fatherland: The Search for Elisabeth Nietzsche

Ben Macintyre, Cara Shores


In 1886 Elisabeth Nietzsche, Friedrich's bigoted, imperious sister, based a 'racially pure' colony in Paraguay including a band of blond-haired fellow Germans. Over a century later, Ben Macintyre sought out the survivors of Nueva Germania to find the continues to be of this weird and wonderful colony. Forgotten Fatherland vividly recounts his laborious experience finding the survivors, whereas additionally tracing the vibrant background of Elisabeth's go back to Europe, the place she encouraged the legendary cult of her brother's philosophy and later grew to become a mentor to Hitler. Brilliantly researched and mordantly humorous, this is often an illuminating portrait of a forgotten humans and of a lady whose deep impact at the 20th century can basically now be absolutely understood.

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