My Father's Country: The Story of a German Family

My Father's Country: The Story of a German Family

by Wibke Bruhns, Shaun Whiteside
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My Father's Country: The Story of a German Family by Wibke Bruhns

In this gripping memoir, the daughter of a man who conspired to assassinate Hitler tells the story of three generations of her family and offers unparalleled insight into the German experience in the last century.

On August 15, 1944, Major Hans Georg Klamroth was tried for treason for his part in the July Plot to kill Hitler. Eleven days later, he was executed. His youngest daughter, Wibke Bruhns, was six years old. Decades later, watching a documentary about the events of July 20, she saw images of her father in court suddenly appear on-screen. “I stare at this man with the empty face. I don't know him. But I can see myself in him.” How could her family succumb to Nazi sympathies? And what made her father finally renounce Hitler?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307268518
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 12,856
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Wibke Bruhns was born in 1938 in Halberstadt. She has worked as a journalist in both TV and print and as a TV presenter and news reader. She worked as a correspondent for Stern magazine in the United States and Israel and headed the culture section at one of Germany’s largest television stations, ORB. She has two grown daughters and now lives and works as a freelance writer in Berlin.

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My Father's Country: The Story of a German Family 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gives great insight into the cause of world war II and why Hitler was so successful in his campaign.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is written by my aunt,about my grandfather,and my family.It is very interesting to me,because I was not born yet. I am named after my grandfather.
Milford-Reader More than 1 year ago
I usually can get into most books, especially WWII subject matter. But with this one I could not. I gave up after 85 pages. It just droned on with trivial stuff and was very boring. It's too bad as the subject seemed like it was going to really be interesting.