FAREWELL MY LIFE is in three parts.
The third part, FAREWELL MY LIFE opens in Berlin, Germany in July 1938. At that time, Berlin was like a patient in a dentist’s chair as Adolf Hitler poured money into various construction projects with the aim of building a new capital for the third Reich.
The American Embassy – housed in a temporary building in Stauffenbergstrasse (Bendlerstrasse) features in this part of the novel, as it was where Russell worked during his time in Berlin.
Hitler was building a capital to Germania this new German State that would last a thousand years. It is one of the ironies of history that all this building was going on in 1938, only to be bombed to smithereens a few years later…