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Resistance in Nazi Germany

John J. Michalczyk

Many critics and some historians consider resistance in Nazi Germany as too little and too late. Few Germans were willing to take risks, and others began to oppose the Third Reich only when the end was in sight. However, despite the threat of prison, concentration camp, or death, there were many diverse groups from the academic, military, and spiritual sectors of society that challenged the Reich’s harsh, unjust policies. This book represents the spectrum of these forms of resistance and illustrates the courage of those who dared to confront the Nazi government.
Contents: John J. Michalczyk: Foreword – James Bernauer, S.J.: Historical Memory: A Continuing of the Resistance? – Paul Bookbinder: Confronting Resistance in Nazi Germany: An Overview – Donald J. Dietrich: Christianity in the Third Reich: Adaptation and Resistance – James N. Pellechia: The Cost of Spiritual Resistance: Jehovah’s Witnesses during the Nazi Era – Rudolf Graichen: One Person’s Account of Spiritual Resistance – Dennis Showalter: Conscience, Honor and Expediency: The German Army’s Resistance to Hitler – Paul Bookbinder: The Nazis Must Go, the Tyrant Must Die - 1938 – Peter Hoffmann: The German Resistance and the Holocaust – Rachel Freudenburg, with Andreas Thomas/Jenny Gesualdo/Priscilla Loh: «You see it too Simply». Freya von Moltke Looks Back on the Kreisau Circle – Ina R. Friedman: The Red Orchestra and Cato Bontjes Van Beek – Nathan Stoltzfus: Rosenstrasse: Civil Courage of Ordinary Persons in Nazi Germany – George Wittenstein: The White Rose: A Commitment – John J. Michalczyk/Franz Joseph Müller of the White Rose: The White Rose Student Movement in Germany: Its History and Relevance Today – Anna E. Rosmus: The Struggle Continues: Hate Crime in Germany Today.