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No ordinary men [electronic resource] : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State. Fritz Stern.

Stern, Fritz. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781590177020 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: The Third Reich was the twentieth century's most popular tyranny. After Adolf Hitler took power in 1933, most of Germany's civil servants and professional elite collaborated with the Nazis or else tried to remain "unpolitical," to retreat into "inner emigration." Those who resisted were intimidated and silenced, often through terror and murder. To oppose the regime was rare and dangerous; to do so to protect the sanctity of law and faith was rarer still. But nonetheless some did. Claus von Stauffenberg, who was at the center of the conspiracy that attempted to kill Hitler on July 20, 1944, is only the best-known member of the German resistance. No Ordinary Men is the story of two of the Nazi regime's most courageous and admirable opponents: the pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi. Bonhoeffer opposed Nazi racial thought and fought the Nazis' efforts to control the German Protestant churches....
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : New York Review Books, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4160 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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