Lauren Young’s new book, Hitler’s Girl, is a groundbreaking history that reveals how authoritarianism nearly took hold in Great Britain in the 1930s. Young details the pervasiveness of Nazi sympathies among the British aristocracy, as significant factions of the upper class methodically pursued an actively pro-German agenda. They formed a murky so-called Fifth Column to Nazi Germany, which depended on the complacency and complicity of the English to topple its democratic tradition – and they very nearly succeeded. Young exposes secret organizations, shadow foreign policy projects, and a shocking affair.
Lauren Young will be in discussion with Catherine Grace Katz, author of The Daughters of Yalta, about the book.
Lauren Young is an academic and policy consultant specializing in security and defense issues. She is a lecturer at Yale University, where she teaches in the Department of Political Science and the Jackson School for Global Affairs. She lives in New York City.
Catherine Grace Katz is a writer and historian from Chicago. She holds degrees in history from Harvard and Cambridge and is currently pursuing her JD at Harvard Law School.