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Reluctant accomplice : a Wehrmacht soldier's letters from the Eastern Front

Author: Konrad Hugo Jarausch; Klaus Jochen Arnold; Eve M Duffy
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reluctant Accomplice is a volume of the wartime letters of Dr. Konrad Jarausch, a German high-school teacher of religion and history who served in a reserve battalion of Hitler's army in Poland and Russia, where he died of typhoid in 1942. He wrote most of these letters to his wife, Elisabeth. His son, acclaimed German historian Konrad H. Jarausch, brings them together here to tell the gripping story of a patriotic
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Personal narratives, German
Named Person: Konrad Jarausch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Konrad Hugo Jarausch; Klaus Jochen Arnold; Eve M Duffy
ISBN: 9780691140421 0691140421
OCLC Number: 587248998
Description: xviii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: In search of a father : dealing with the legacy of Nazi complicity --
pt. 1. The Polish campaign --
Letters from Poland, September 1939 to January 1940 --
pt. 2. Training recruits --
Letters from Poland and Germany, January 1940 to August 1941 --
pt. 3. War of annihilation in Russia --
Letters from Russia, August 1941 to January 1942.
Other Titles: Stille Sterben.
Responsibility: edited by Konrad H. Jarausch ; with contributions by Klaus J. Arnold and Eve M. Duffy ; foreword by Richard Kohn.

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"It's difficult or impossible to summon sympathy for a soldier in Hitler's army--even one with no hatred for Jews--but the letters home of Konrad Jarausch do peel away stereotypes."--Neal Gender, Read more...

 
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