By James J. Barnes
Why may a journalist who was once an ardent socialist and an anti-Nazi throughout the waning years of the Weimar Republic choose to visit paintings for the Gestapo in another country? Hans Wesemann, a veteran of global battle I and a winning journalist, fled his local Germany in 1933 after writing a few anti-Nazi articles. as soon as in Britain, he stumbled on lifestyles tricky and boring, and therefore, for a couple of purposes, agreed to provide the German Embassy in London with information regarding different refugees. unavoidably, Wesemann grew to become ensnared in his personal treachery and suffered the consequences.
During the unstable and experimental years of the Weimar Republic, Wesemann utilized his urbanity and cynicism to the research of politics, excessive tradition, and well known ideals. He dared now not stay in Germany as soon as Hitler got here to energy. as soon as operating as a Gestapo agent, he was once implicated within the kidnapping of a German exile onto German territory and spent significant time in a Swiss criminal. even if he was once finally freed and ready to sign up for his fianc^D'ee in Venezuela, his unsavory previous may proceed to hang-out him in South the USA and later within the United States,