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The Resource Defying Hitler : the Germans who resisted Nazi rule, Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis

Defying Hitler : the Germans who resisted Nazi rule, Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis

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Defying Hitler : the Germans who resisted Nazi rule
Title
Defying Hitler
Title remainder
the Germans who resisted Nazi rule
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis
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Language
eng
Summary
"An enthralling work of popular history that vividly resurrects the web of everyday Germans who resisted Nazi rule. Nazi Germany is remembered as a nation of willing fanatics. But beneath the surface, countless ordinary, everyday Germans actively resisted Hitler. Some passed industrial secrets to Allied spies. Some forged passports to help Jews escape the Reich. For others, resistance was as simple as writing a letter denouncing the rigidity of Nazi law. No matter how small the act, the danger was the same--any display of defiance was met with arrest, interrogation, torture, and even death. Defying Hitler follows the underground network of Germans who believed standing against the Fuhrer to be more important than their own survival. Their bravery is astonishing--a schoolgirl beheaded by the Gestapo for distributing anti-Nazi fliers; a German American teacher who smuggled military intel to Soviet agents, becoming the only American woman executed by the Nazis; a pacifist philosopher murdered for his role in a plot against Hitler; a young idealist who joined the SS to document their crimes, only to end up, to his horror, an accomplice to the Holocaust. This remarkable account illuminates their struggles, yielding an accessible narrative history with the pace and excitement of a thriller."--
Summary
A vivid chronicle of the underground resistance efforts of everyday Germans who thwarted Nazi rule shares the stories of heroes who risked or lost their lives to speak out, smuggle intelligence, defy wrongful laws and help Jewish escapees
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10765901
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LBSOR/DLC
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1933-2017
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Thomas, Gordon
Dewey number
943.086
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1968-
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Lewis, Greg
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Germany
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Politics and government
  • Germany
  • HISTORY / Europe / Germany
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • TRUE CRIME / Espionage
Target audience
adult
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the Germans who resisted Nazi rule
Label
Defying Hitler : the Germans who resisted Nazi rule, Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Meetings in Madison -- Enemies of the people -- The American embassy -- The battle for German youth -- The Moscow connection -- Hans Oster -- Munich -- America's spy -- Kristallnacht -- A summer ends in war -- Crossing the Rubicon -- The Luftwaffe officer -- God's witness -- Corsican delivers -- Life unworthy of life -- Dangerous to know -- Operation 7 -- Tresckow -- Questions for the Abwehr -- Rote Kapelle -- Fire in Berlin -- A student in Munich -- An order for Gerstein -- Belzec -- The hunted -- Hitler's bloodhound -- White Rose : the Harnack connection -- Swift arrests demanded -- Long live freedom -- On the run -- Mr. Douglas and Mr. Wood -- The brandy bomb -- The "Z Grau" file -- Unmasking Cicero -- Enter Stauffenberg -- Valkyrie -- Valkyrie unravels -- Sonderkommission 20 Juli -- Götterdämmerung
Control code
on1047524784
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 542 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451489043
Lccn
2018021073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1047524784
Label
Defying Hitler : the Germans who resisted Nazi rule, Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meetings in Madison -- Enemies of the people -- The American embassy -- The battle for German youth -- The Moscow connection -- Hans Oster -- Munich -- America's spy -- Kristallnacht -- A summer ends in war -- Crossing the Rubicon -- The Luftwaffe officer -- God's witness -- Corsican delivers -- Life unworthy of life -- Dangerous to know -- Operation 7 -- Tresckow -- Questions for the Abwehr -- Rote Kapelle -- Fire in Berlin -- A student in Munich -- An order for Gerstein -- Belzec -- The hunted -- Hitler's bloodhound -- White Rose : the Harnack connection -- Swift arrests demanded -- Long live freedom -- On the run -- Mr. Douglas and Mr. Wood -- The brandy bomb -- The "Z Grau" file -- Unmasking Cicero -- Enter Stauffenberg -- Valkyrie -- Valkyrie unravels -- Sonderkommission 20 Juli -- Götterdämmerung
Control code
on1047524784
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 542 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451489043
Lccn
2018021073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1047524784

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