The Plot to Kill Hitler

The Plot to Kill Hitler

Dietrich Bonhoeffer : Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero

Book - 2016
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It was April 5, 1943, and the Gestapo would arrive any minute. Dietrich Bonhoeffer had been expecting this day for a long time. He had put his papers in order -- and left a few notes specifically for Hitler's men to see. Two SS agents climbed the stairs and told the boyish-looking Bonhoeffer to come with them. He calmly said good-bye to his parents, put his Bible under his arm, and left. Upstairs there was proof, in his own handwriting, that this quiet young minister was part of a conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler. This account includes the discovery that Bonhoeffer was one of the first people to provide evidence to the Allies that Jews were being deported to death camps. It takes readers from his privileged early childhood to the studies and travel that would introduce him to peace activists around the world -- eventually putting this gentle, scholarly pacifist on a deadly course to assassinate one of the most ruthless dictators in history.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062411082
006241108X
Branch Call Number: 921 Bonho
Characteristics: xvii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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brangwinn
Jan 09, 2017

This may be a book for young adults, but I’d give it to any adult interested in the US political system as it is playing out after the 2016 election. How interesting that the assassination plot involved a clergyman who refused to let his national leader override his religious and moral views.

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