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Posted: 19 May 2013 9:53AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: FISH / HARNACK
Interesting item (possibly genealogical?) relating to the University of Wisconsin, about William E. Dodd's service as U.S. Ambassador to Germany in the early-to-mid-1930's.

Erik Larson.
In the Garden of Beasts – Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin.
New York: Broadway Paperbacks, 2011.

Under Sources and Acknowledgments,
page 373

“ the library of the University of Wisconsin, I found...a supply of materials on the only UW alumna to be guillotined at Hitler's command, Mildred Fish Harnack.”

The book has many scattered references to her (a UW instructor), and to her husband Arvid Harnack, whom she had met at the University in 1926.

Good “novelistic history”, as the New York Times put it.
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attocat 19 May 2013 3:53PM GMT 
LearnGenealog... 19 May 2013 4:20PM GMT 
attocat 19 May 2013 4:42PM GMT 
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