Based On Nazi Love Letters, A UMKC Professor’s Play Shows Life During Wartime
Did Nazis fall in love?
Of course they did, though it may be hard to associate the idea of that emotion with a society that committed human atrocities. But as the Third Reich was rising, individuals in Germany fell in love with each other just like people all over the world fall in love every day.
Kansas Citians have a chance to hear what that felt like when actors stage a script-in-hand reading on Sunday, thanks to a trove of letters between two wartime lovers. UMKC history professor Andrew Stuart Bergerson specializes in “history of everyday life.” He researched the letters and wrote a play with the help of two others, including K. Scott Baker, chair of UMKC’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. Read more from KCUR’s C.J. Janovy…