Book Review – Obedient Unto Death, A Panzer Grenadier of the Leibstandarte – SS Adolf Hitler Reports


In addition to providing a colourful account of his experiences, Kindler also provides a very valuable insight 
into the social; experiences and politics that brought the Nazis to power and for much of WWII earned them 
the wholehearted support of the overwhelming majority of Germans. Hitler tapped into a catalogue of fears, 
aspirations and prejudices that combined with militarism and patriotism that produced such a deadly cocktail 
that was not confined to a few fanatics but spread through a nation. As Kindler demonstrates, those feelings 
and beliefs were not expunged in 1945 but have continued in the fabric of German society, embers ready to be 
fanned into fresh life.