“We’re Nazis, Max. Everybody in Germany is Nazi—if they want to be safe.” Papa pulled up a chair and sat down, crumpling the newspaper in his hand. “We don’t have to think like them, son, but we’ve got to act like them—at least on the outside. Try to remember that. Okay?” Saarbrücken, Germany—1938 Change is in the air in Max Adams’s small village: The censorship of classic literature, the elimination of math and science courses, the addition of extra physical education classes. Along with thousands of other young men, he is forced into the Hitler Youth and is being groomed to become the next generation of Nazi soldiers. But as a faithful Latter-day Saint, how can Max serve the villain who destroyed his younger brother in his effort to create a Master Race—a man who is bent on tearing apart not only a single nation, but also the entire world? From the horrors of battle and the sorrow of separation from family to the privations of a prisoner of war, Carolyn Twede Frank’s groundbreaking novel The Hitler Dilemma is a poignant chronicle of one remarkable young man’s struggle to reconcile his sense of duty with his staunch opposition to the evil tyrant destroying the country he loves.
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A FASCINATING portrayal of an INTRIGUING time in history! "Your accent...German?" The man in the aisle seat readjusted his ample weight. Max nodded. His muscles tensed, unsure if the man next to him was uncomfortable with the heat, the cramped Greyhound seating, or with sitting next to a former enemy." Max grew up in Germany and experienced the time of Adolf Hitler first-hand. It is now 1948 and Max and his parents are on a bus headed to Salt Lake City, Utah. As Max converses with the man sitting next to him is mind is taken back to the years of 1938 - 1945. Max shares stories of how Hitler took his brother away in his effort to create a Master Race... His time spent in the Hitler Youth program... His schooling...with the "censorship of classic literature, the elimination of math and science courses, and the addition of extra physical education classes." His draft into the war... Being separated from his family... And more... "The Hitler Dilemma is a poignant chronicle of one remarkable young man’s struggle to reconcile his sense of duty with his staunch opposition to the evil tyrant destroying the country he loves." A VERY INTERESTING READ! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!