Sustein discsses three books on the lives of ordinary Gentile citizens in Nazi Germany.
One is Milton Mayer, “They Thought They Were Free”, 1955.
But in 1939 Sebastian Haffner (real name Raimund Pretzel) had written “Defying Hitler”.
And Konrad Jarausch had written “Broken Lives”.
The main point seems to be that ordinary Lutheran or Catholic Germans probably had the best times of their lives economically. The government entertained and indulged them and kept “speech” at bay, of course. Many barely grasped what was going on or, or knew enough to care.