What and Why with Max Roth Podcast: A hero erased from history – Ernst Lohmeyer Between the Swastika and the Sickle, an interview with James Edwards

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 16:52:27-04

One of Germany’s greatest scholars risked his life and lost his job standing up for Jews as the Nazis took power, protected minorities as a German army officer in Russia, and then died and was erased from history by the Communists in East Germany. Ernst Lohmeyer was just a name on a page when James Edwards stumbled on him as a graduate student. It took four decades, including trips behind the iron curtain, for Edwards to track down this life story of a man who did his best to be good in the worst of times.

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