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..
MEDIA and EVENTS
Howard Dukes, South Bend Tribune, Dec. 16, 2012.
Interview Experience Michiana, WNIT TV, July 9, 2013.
Featured Book for Dinner and a Book, WNIT TV, April 5, 2014.
Keybnote Speaker, Holocaust Remembrance, Temple Beth-El, South Bend, IN 2014.
This is her grandfather’s story in the devastated Berlin of 1945 as he recorded it daily in his diary. It gives intimate insights into the life of a doctor trying to care for the wounded without water or light and fighting to survive himself.
It also is Robinson’s story how her grandfather gave her a loving home after her father was shot down in 1943. But on discovering the diaries, she found out with a shock that he had been a member of the Nazi Party. This forced her to confront questions of guilt and political responsibility she had evaded all her life.