Anne Tyler: I can’t count the number of times I’ve started a new book with the idea that this one will have nothing to do with families.
Hitler also frowned on Parisian couture, both because he disliked the French, and also because designers like Coco Chanel encouraged an unnaturally slender silhouette.
Like many other aspects of Nazi Germany, Magda Goebbels’s participation was rife with contradictions, and Magda herself was the living, breathing opposite of everything the Bureau promoted.
Famed for her love of couture, she changed several times a day, slathered on Elizabeth Arden cosmetics, chain smoked, and wore hand–made Ferragamo shoes.
Did any of them act as the power behind the throne? Annelies von Ribbentrop and Lina Heydrich were both considered more ardent Nazis than their husbands.
Yet others, like Emmy Goering, actively interceded with their husbands on an occasional basis to save friends.