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Martha Dodd and her brother accompanied their parents to Berlin when her father, William E. Dodd, was appointed United States Ambassador to Germany in 1933. She made many friends in Berlin high society and had numerous romantic relationships, including ones with senior Nazi officials. However, following the Night of the Long Knives -- the Party purge and political murders enacted by Hitler in June 1934 -- Martha Dodd changed her views and became a communist. The Dodds left Germany at the end of 1938, and Martha published this memoir of her years in the U.S. embassy in 1939.