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  • Gripping ... Huber tells the shocking stories of ordinary German suicides with literary power and skill, making excellent use of unknown material.

    The Guardian
  • All eyes will be opened by the facts on offer in Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself ... Huber follows a cast of real, all-too-human characters as they head into darkness. ... His terrible evidence is priceless, and belongs on every bookshelf.

    The Spectator
  • Huber retells the self-annihilation of May 1945 in dispassionate, vivid detail ... It's hard not to hear faint echoes in our current plight.

    The Observer
  • A remarkable book - grim and fascinating. Florian Huber tells the story well.

    The Times
  • An under-represented history that is equal parts terrifying and tragic ... Amid the nearly unbearable darkness, Huber injects notes of hope ... Illuminating yet haunting.

    Financial Times
  • Huber tells this terrible history with compassion and care. He writes with an ease that makes the book flow smoothly despite the bleak nature of the subject, aided by a fine translation from the German by Imogen Taylor.

    The Telegraph
  • A harrowing insight into the psyche of everyday German citizens ... Huber's book is extremely well researched ... By drawing on the thoughts, movements and mental state of the diarists, he is able to provide a compelling insight into the minds of everyday Nazi citizens.

    The Scotsman
  • A grimly compelling study of the psychology of fanaticism ... The book hints at a deep truth about war at its dirtiest.

    The Economist
  • Bleak, arresting ... A sobering study of a dark period of Europe's history.

    BBC History Magazine

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