Praise for The Perfect Nazi: Fascinating, scrupulously researched, compelling.
Praise for The Perfect Nazi: Riveting.
Praise for The Perfect Nazi: The fascinating and utterly compelling account of what it's like to discover that your grandfather was a ruthless officer in Hitler's SS.
Praise for The Perfect Nazi: One of the most unsettling books to have been written about the Third Reich not only because of the brutality with which it engages but because of the story of the hatching of great wickedness in a most prosaic life. If there ever was a personification of the banality of evil, it is Martin Davidson's Granpa Bruno. It is two stories in one - both riveting - that of the dentist's transformation into unswerving SS officer and of the grandson's appalled discovery. Woven together they make for unforgettable, haunting reading.
Praise for The Perfect Nazi: Searching for the truth about his German grandfather, Martin Davidson discovered Hitler's Everyman: the enthusiastic fascist functionary, unquestioning, unrepentant, and chillingly ordinary. The Perfect Nazi is a fascinating and extraordinary journey into the banality of evil at the heart of Nazism.
Praise for The Perfect Nazi: Davidson's journey into his grandfather's past makes for a compelling and unsettling tale . . . [A] thoughtful and affecting book.
Praise for The Perfect Nazi: Brave, engrossing, shocking.
Praise for The Perfect Nazi: Absorbing, highly readable and painstakingly researched . . . An intensely personal exploration of the banality of evil.
Praise for The Perfect Nazi: A terrific piece of writing . . . The ordinariness of the man, combined with the fact that he was an "old fighter", make him a compelling example of willing Germans. His postwar life and the absence of any reflection or remorse are also strikingly familiar from other cases we know. [The Perfect Nazi] deserves to do well.
Praise for The Perfect Nazi: Fascinating . . . Davidson has pulled together an account which is compelling and yet, at times, tantalizingly incomplete . . . this is an important book for anyone interested in the moral climate which led to the Holocaust and the other crimes of the Third Reich, and I can highly recommend it.