Julia Boyd

A Village in the Third Reich

Wigtown Parish Church
Sat 24 Sep
10:30 UK

High in the Bavarian Alps, the village of Oberstdorf could not seem more remote from the tides of history but in 1930s Germany, the wave of National Socialism washed up even there. Julia Boyd, author of the acclaimed Travellers in the Third Reich tells the story of a village in the 1930s and 1940s of the foresters, farmers, priests and Nazi party members who lived there, and the fate of the village’s Jewish residents. She reveals how Nazism defined, distorted and destroyed lives even in the farthest corners of Germany.

About the Author

Julia Boyd worked in London's Victoria & Albert Museum before marriage took her to a series of diplomatic posts including Bonn, New York, Hong Kong and finally Tokyo, where her husband John was British Ambassador. Julia is a former trustee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, a former governor of the English Speaking Union, currently a trustee of Wigmore Hall and is heavily involved with the Cambridge University Library. Her publications include A Dance with the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking’s Foreign Colony, The Excellent Doctor Blackwell: The Life of the First Woman Physician and Hannah Riddell: An Englishwoman in Japan.

Copies for Julia Boyd's book A Village in the Third Reich are available here.

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