A Guest of the Reich
The Washington Post’s Peter Finn examines this extraordinary woman and little-known chapter of the war in a discussion of his new book A Guest of the Reich: The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany. Legendre was treated as a “special prisoner” and moved from city to city in Germany, where she witnessed the collapse of the Third Reich firsthand. After six months, she escaped into Switzerland.
Finn is the national security editor at The Post.