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and#8220;Dearly beloved Child of my Heart, we are probably standing at the end of our beautiful and rich life together. Because tomorrow the Peopleand#8217;s Court intends to sit in judgment on me and others. I hear that we have been expelled from the army. They can take the uniform from us, but not the spirit in which we acted.and#8221;and#8212;Peter Yorck vonand#160;Wartenburg, in a letter to his wife.

Marion Yorck von Wartenburg was involved in the Nazi resistance group known as the Kreisau Circle, whose cofounder was her husband, Peter. The Kreisau Circle participated in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944. Peterand#8217;s cousin Claus Stauffen-berg and other members of the military resistance carried out the attempt. When they failed, hundreds of people were arrested, tried, and executed, including Peter. Marion and other members of the conspiratorsand#8217; families were also arrested and spent months jailed under miserable conditions. In this memoir Marion recreates the terrifying reality of her life as the wife of a resistance fighter and at the same time conveys the depth of the bond that existed between her and her husband.

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Wartenburg was involved in the Nazi resistance group known as the Kreisau Circle, which participated in the assassination attempt on Hitler in 1944. When it failed, hundreds of people, including her husband, were arrested, tried, executed, or jailed for months under miserable conditions. In this memoir, she recreates the terrifying reality of her life as the wife of a resistance fighter and at the same time conveys the depth of the bond that existed between her and her husband.
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“Dearly beloved Child of my Heart, we are probably standing at the end of our beautiful and rich life together. Because tomorrow the People’s Court intends to sit in judgment on me and others. I hear that we have been expelled from the army. They can take the uniform from us, but not the spirit in which we acted.”—Peter Yorck von Wartenburg, in a letter to his wife.

Marion Yorck von Wartenburg was involved in the Nazi resistance group known as the Kreisau Circle, whose cofounder was her husband, Peter. The Kreisau Circle participated in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944. Peter’s cousin Claus Stauffen-berg and other members of the military resistance carried out the attempt. When they failed, hundreds of people were arrested, tried, and executed, including Peter. Marion and other members of the conspirators’ families were also arrested and spent months jailed under miserable conditions. In this memoir Marion recreates the terrifying reality of her life as the wife of a resistance fighter and at the same time conveys the depth of the bond that existed between her and her husband.

About the Author

Julie M. Winter is co-director of the Foreign Language Institute in Helena, Montana, and the author of Luther Bible Research in the Context of Volkish Nationalism in the Twentieth Century. Peter Hoffmann is William Kingsford Professor of History at McGill University in Montreal. His works include Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905and#8211;1944.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803299153
Editor:
Winter, Julie M.
Introduction:
Winter, Julie M.
Translator:
Winter, Julie M.
Introduction by:
Hoffmann, Peter
Introduction:
Hoffmann, Peter
Editor:
Winter, Julie M.
Author:
Winter, Julie M.
Author:
Marion Yorck von Wartenburg
Author:
Yorck Von Wartenberg, Marion
Author:
Hoffmann, Peter
Author:
Yorck von Wartenburg, Marion
Author:
Hoffmann, Peter
Publisher:
Bison
Location:
Lincoln, NE :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Anti-nazi movement
Subject:
Anti-Nazi movement -- Germany.
Subject:
Hitler, Adolf - Ass
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
99-336
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
8.49x5.01x.32 in. .35 lbs.

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“Dearly beloved Child of my Heart, we are probably standing at the end of our beautiful and rich life together. Because tomorrow the People’s Court intends to sit in judgment on me and others. I hear that we have been expelled from the army. They can take the uniform from us, but not the spirit in which we acted.”—Peter Yorck von Wartenburg, in a letter to his wife.

Marion Yorck von Wartenburg was involved in the Nazi resistance group known as the Kreisau Circle, whose cofounder was her husband, Peter. The Kreisau Circle participated in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944. Peter’s cousin Claus Stauffen-berg and other members of the military resistance carried out the attempt. When they failed, hundreds of people were arrested, tried, and executed, including Peter. Marion and other members of the conspirators’ families were also arrested and spent months jailed under miserable conditions. In this memoir Marion recreates the terrifying reality of her life as the wife of a resistance fighter and at the same time conveys the depth of the bond that existed between her and her husband.

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