Friedrich Nietzsche (Volume 1, Podcast 4)

Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche
Paul Ree, Lou Salome and Nietzsche
Paul Ree, Lou Salome and Nietzsche
The (in)famous photo of Salome, Ree and Nietzsche
The (in)famous photo of Salome, Ree and Nietzsche
Nietzsche, with Elizabeth, one year before his death.
Nietzsche, with Elizabeth, one year before his death.
Hitler, visiting Elizabeth at the Nietzsche Archive in Weimar.
Hitler, visiting Elizabeth at the Nietzsche Archive in Weimar.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Book and Music Information

Books used for the Friedrich Nietzsche podcast included:

 

Walter Kaufmann’s biography, which is considered one of the best: Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

 

Curtis Cate’s effort is an updated perspective with new material.: Friedrich Nietzsche Hardcover – February 3, 2005

 

“Forgotten Fatherland”, is an amazing tale of the bizarre colony of “Nueva Germania”:  Forgotten Fatherland The Search for Elizabeth Nietzsche (and the Aryan colony in Paraguay called Nueva Germania)

 

This book describes Nietzche’s life through photographs of places where he lived, visited and worked during his life: The Good European: Nietzsche’s Work Sites in Word and Image by Krell, David Farrell, Bates, Donald L. (1999) Paperback

 

Portions of Elgar’s “Nimrod”, number 9 from the “Enigma Variations”, Opus. 36 used are in the public domain.

Elgar: “Nimrod”, #9, “Enigma” Variations

 

Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra (Volume 1, Podcast 3)

Mildred Harnack, courtesy, Eric D. Carlson
Mildred Harnack, courtesy, Eric D. Carlson
Arvid Harnack
Arvid Harnack
Harro Schulze-Boysen
Harro Schulze-Boysen
Libertas Schulze-Boysen
Libertas Schulze-Boysen
Mildred Harnack, May, 1938, courtesy of Eric D. Carlson
Mildred Harnack, May, 1938, courtesy of Eric D. Carlson

Mildred Harnack Book, Music and Additional Information

There are several books that discuss the Mildred Harnack incident and the Red Orchestra.  An extremely thorough, lengthy biography of Mildred is contained in Shareen Blair Brysac’s “Resisting Hitler.”

By Shareen Blair Brysac – Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra

 

Anne Nelson’s “The Red Orchestra” focuses on all of the members of this resistance movement and the tumultuous period in Berlin in the thirties and forties.

Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler

 

Eric Larson’s “In the Garden of Beasts” is a general description of the diplomatic intrigue between the German and American governments, Berlin society in the thirties and the life during this period of Martha Dodd.  Mildred Harnack is only mentioned peripherally but any reader with an interest in this topic will undoubtedly find this book fascinating.

In the Garden of Beasts (11) by Larson, Erik [Hardcover (2011)]

 

For more information on the controversy over Nazi anatomist Hermann Stieve and the disposition of the cadavers of those executed by the Nazis with specific information about Mildred Harnack, see this article in Slate:

What happened to the Remains of Nazi Resister Mildred Harnack? Now We Know.

 

Both pieces of music heard in this podcast are in the public domain.  For more information see:

Erik Satie, Gymnopedie No. 1 (Harp arr.) and

Erik Satie, Gnossienes, No. 1 (piano)