More Reviews of The Reluctant Nazi

“Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I have read hundreds of books regarding the Third Reich, Nazi Germany, and The Holocaust, but haven't read anything quite like this book… I highly recommend this book.” Amazon Verified Purchase NCSouthern Belle

“What impresses me most is the author's honesty and courage. The book helped me realize the extent to which decent, law-abiding citizens can be drawn into mass atrocities. ..The discussion of this book in my book club was one of the best ever!” Amazon Review Verified Purchase NDGRad

The Reluctant Nazi chosen by “Editors Select” Notre Dame Review (Winter/Spring 2013)

Gabrielle’s essays on Reluctant Nazi story:

“Ambushed by the Past,” Finalist in New Millenium Writing 2016.

“An Inconvienient Past.” Notre Dame Review. Summer/Fall 2010, 200-213.

“The Reluctant Nazi,” Your Family History, UK, Jan. 2013, 58-62..


Howard Dukes, South Bend Tribune, Dec. 16, 2012.

Interview Experience Michiana, WNIT TV, July 9, 2013.

Feature Book for Dinner and a Book, WNIT TV, April 5, 2014.

Keybnote Speaker, Holocaust Remembrance, Temple Beth-El, South Bend, IN 2014.

This is my grandfather’s story of bare survival in the devastated Berlin of 1945 as he recorded it daily in his diary. It also is my story how he gave me a lonving home in the grim post-war years. But then the diaries revealed that he had been a membr of the Nazi Party and forced me to confront questions of guilt and political responsibility I had evaded all my life.


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