British Girls in the Third Reich: “We had the best time of our lives”

SPIEGEL ONLINE: What did they tell you?

Johnson: They said: “We had the best time of our lives.” They felt fantastic being in Germany during the Third Reich. “It was the highlight of my life,” one told me. To them, it was a rich experience, because England was very stuffy at that time — lots of unemployment, terrible food and nasty weather. In Bavaria they had the crisp mountain air, a healthy life, the opera, the mountains and handsome Germans in uniform. They couldn’t believe their luck! No chaperons, no parents. They had everything.


Source: Der Spiegel, British Girls in the Third Reich: ‘We Had the Time of Our Lives’.