ISBN#978-1-936274-02-4 / e-book ISBN978-1-936274-03-1 • Trade Paper
“A clear and well-written history of the resistance in Nazi Germany. For general readers and public libraries.”
Why did every plot to kill Adolf Hitler fail?
“A little encouragement to those Germans ready to risk their lives to free Germany of Hitler could have brought peace before the Russians had crossed the Vistula and before the Western Allies had advanced beyond Normandy.”
OSS and CIA
From the earliest attempts in 1923 to the von Stauffenberg bomb plot of July 20, 1944 innumerable attempts were made to kill the founder and head of the Nazi Party before and after he had become the Chancellor of Germany and its absolute ruler. Although many German citizens were deeply opposed to the ideas and methods of the National Socialists and a small minority went so far as to plot the overthrow of that cruel and tyrannical regime, none of those efforts were successful. Opposition to tyranny and the willingness to sacrifice to bring it down are not enough. Many other key elements are included in this exciting chronicle by two veteran writers making it the most readable and through description of a fascinating subject.
“The worth of a man is certain only if he is prepared to sacrifice his life for his convictions.”
---General Henning von Tresckow
“I beg the world to take our martyr’s deaths as penance for the German people.”
---Dr. Carl Goerdeler
“Fate was against us.”
---General Karl-Heinrich von Stulpnagel
“We have accepted the necessity to do our deed in order to save Germany from untold misery. I expect to be hanged for this, but I do not regret my action and I hope that someone else in luckier circumstances will succeed.”
---Fritz-Dietlof Count von der Schulenburg