Fest recounts in vivid detail the events leading up to the July 20, 1944 attempt by German anti-Nazi conspirators to kill Hitler with a bomb, and for the first time, brings to a popular audience the full story of the German resistance.
The only large-scale German resistance to Nazism came from the Communists, who received little credit for it after the war, with Europe divided on Cold War lines. Indeed many post-war Germans at first were reluctant to acknowledge that any wartime resistance had been heroic, given the contrast with their own active or passive support for the Nazis. Later, however, a loose grouping of disaffected German liberals who had plotted Hitler's assassination were adopted as saviors of Germany's soul, as proof that there was another, moral, Germany. Fest's book, published first in Germany in 1994 on the 50th anniversary of the failed attempt by von Stauffenberg to blow up the Fuhrer, is a compelling, fair-minded account of these plotters. Fest avoids canonizing them as redeemers of Germany, but acknowledges the bravery and integrity of their efforts.About the Author:
Joachim Fest is one of Germany's most prominent and respected journalists. Born in Berlin in 1926, Fest was drafted into the German army at the age of fifteen and spent two years as an American prisoner of war. He is the author of The Face of the Third Reich, praised by Hannhn Arendt as one of the most important books on the Second World War, and Hitler, of which Time wrote, "Fest tells the story as no non-German could, dispassionately, but from the inside." Fest lives near Frankfurt.
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