A Demon-Haunted Land

Historian Monica Black explores the connection between Germany’s postwar trauma and an upsurge in superstitious hysteria in A Demon-Haunted Land.

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Review of ‘A Demon-Haunted Land’

When the western part of the former Third Reich transformed itself with lightning speed into a stable democratic republic and economic powerhouse, it was the ultimate post-World War II success story. The story is true enough, but it wasn't quite that simple. In fact, the defeated German people were shattered after the war. Countless thousands…

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