Courageous Hearts: Women and the Anti-Hitler Plot of 1944

Courageous Hearts: Women and the Anti-Hitler Plot of 1944

by Dorothee Von Meding
     
 

Nazi "justice" following the attempt on Hitler's life on 20 July 1944 led not only to the brutal execution of scores of conspirators, but also dramatically changed the lives of their families. However, whereas it is the husbands who are celebrated annually as heroes of the resistance, little mention is made of their wives. This collection of

Overview

Nazi "justice" following the attempt on Hitler's life on 20 July 1944 led not only to the brutal execution of scores of conspirators, but also dramatically changed the lives of their families. However, whereas it is the husbands who are celebrated annually as heroes of the resistance, little mention is made of their wives. This collection of interviews, which the author conducted with eleven of them, reveals that it was the women's courage that sustained their husbands both before the plot and later, in the face of certain violent death.

Dorothee von Meding is a writer and producer with the Hesse Television Network, Frankfurt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571818539
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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