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My Father's Country: Story of a German Family

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On August 15, 1944, Major Hans Georg Klamroth was tried for treason for his part in the July plot against Hitler. Eleven days later, he was executed.

Wibke Bruhns, his youngest daughter, was six years old. Decades later, watching a documentary about the events of July 20, she saw images of her father in court suddenly appeared on-screen. “I stare at this man with the empty face. I dont know him. But I can see myself in him—his eyes are my eyes; I know I resemble him. I know I wouldnt be here without him. And what do I know about him? Nothing at all.”

How could her patriotic family succumb to Nazi sympathies? And what made her father finally renounce Hitler? With a wealth of letters and diaries documenting the story of her family, from the time of Kaiser Wilhelm to the end of the Second World War, and with her own coruscating intelligence, she unravels her family's unique and unforgettable history.

My Fathers Country tells an astounding story—gripping, startlingly intimate, emotionally riveting—of three generations. A huge best seller in the authors native country, it offers unparalleled insight into the experience of being German in the last century. A real-life Buddenbrooks.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307262813
Subtitle:
Story of a German Family
Publisher:
Knopf
Translator:
Whiteside, Shaun
Author:
Bruhns, Wibke
Author:
Whiteside, Shaun
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anti-Nazi movement -- Germany.
Subject:
Hitler, Adolf - Ass
Publication Date:
20080506
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 ILLUS IN TEXT
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.65 x 6 x 1.3 in 1.2 lb

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Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » Nazi Germany

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