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Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler

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This riveting account of German resistance is based on years of research by the distinguished journalist Anne Nelson. This is a beautiful and moving portrait of ordinary but heroic figures—an untold story of a circle of Germans and German-Americans in Berlin who took a principled stand against Hitler and the Holocaust. They expressed their opposition by infiltrating the Nazi ministries, distributing samizdat literature to break through the information blockade, and trying to help the Allied forces achieve a military victory.

The narrative is constructed around the life of Greta Kuckhoff, an "ordinary woman" educated at the University of Wisconsin, who returned to Germany only to see it sink into a fascist nightmare. The book relates the history of her resistance circle against an explanation of how Germany's civil society was systematically eroded.

Greta and her friends grapple with questions of ongoing concern today. How can a citizen balance the tensions between patriotism and ethics? How can civic duty be defined in a period when peaceful protest fails? How do government restrictions and the concentration of media ownership compromise democratic expression?

Synopsis:

This is the poignant story of a circle of ordinary Germans in Berlin who, through their contacts in film, theater, propaganda, academia, government, and the military, conspired to bring down the Nazis.

About the Author

Anne Nelson is an acclaimed journalist, playwright, and lecturer. She has received numerous awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a New Harmony Dramatists Fellowship. Her articles have been published widely, and she is the author of The Guys, one of the first major plays to address the September 11 attacks. She also served as a war correspondent in El Salvador and Guatemala from 1980 to 1983, and her articles appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Her first book, Murder Under Two Flags: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Cerro Maravilla Cover-up, was made into a feature film. Anne Nelson is an acclaimed journalist, playwright, and lecturer. She has received numerous awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a New Harmony Dramatists Fellowship. Her articles have been published widely, and she is the author of The Guys, one of the first major plays to address the September 11 attacks. She also served as a war correspondent in El Salvador and Guatemala from 1980 to 1983, and her articles appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Her first book, Murder Under Two Flags: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Cerro Maravilla Cover-up, was made into a feature film.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400110179
Author:
Nelson, Anne
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Nelson, Ann E.
Read:
Nelson, Ann E.
Author:
Nelson, Ann E.
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
810

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History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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