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Behind Valkyrie : German resistance to Hitler : documents

Author: Peter Hoffmann
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011.
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"A collection of writings by those who fought Hitler from within Nazi Germany. While the 'Valkyrie' plot by Nazi officers to kill Adolf Hitler is the best known instance of German opposition to his dictatorship, there were many other significant acts of resistance. Behind Valkyrie collects documents, letters, and testimonies of Germans who fought Hitler from within, making many of them available in their entirety  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Quelle
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hoffmann
ISBN: 9780773537699 0773537694 9780773537705 0773537708
OCLC Number: 630475011
Language Note: Includes some text in German.
Description: viii, 372 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Internal policy. Constitution. Dietrich Bonhoeffer's attack upon Hitler's leader concept, January-February 1933 ; Otto Wels against passage of the Enabling Act, 23 March 1933 ; Law for the Restoration of ordered conditions in the State Judiciary System (Provisional Basic Constitutional Law), 1938-1940 ; Helmuth von Moltke's constitutional concepts for the reconstruction of Germany, October 1940 ; Programme for Post-Hitler Emergency Governance, January-February 1940 ; Co-ordination meeting of anti-Hitler plotters, 8 January 1943 ; The Kreisau Circle's preparations for Hitler's overthrow, August 1943 ; Socialist proclamation drafted by Carlo Mierendorff, 1943 --
Persecution of the churches. Confessing church memorandum to Reich Chancellor Hitler, July 1936 ; Dietrich Bonhoeffer's decision against emigration, June 1939 ; Father Alfred Delp SJ's motivations to oppose Hitler --Persecution of Jews. Dietrich Bonhoeffer : the church and the Jewish Question, April 1933 ; Pastor Julius von Jan's protest against the 9 November 1938 Pogrom, 16 November 1938 ; Johannes Popitz, Prussian Minister of Finance, protest against the 9 November 1938 Pogrom ; Ulrich von Hassell on the 9 November 1938 Pogrom ; Carl Goerdeler's plan to protect the world's Jews, 1941/42 --
Euthanasia. Sermon of Clemens August Graf von Galen, Bishop of Münster, 3 August 1941 ; Ulrich von Hassell on Bishop von Galen's sermons, August 1941 --
Foreign policy. Lieutenant-General Ludwig Beck, Chief of the General Staff of the Army, on an unofficial visit to Paris, 16-20 June 1937 ; Ulrich von Hassell's statement on conditions of peace, February 1940 ; Foreign-policy objectives of the Kreisau Circle, April 1941 ; Carl Goerdeler's peace plans, 1941-1944 ; Adam von Trott zu Solz : peace missions, 1939-1944 --
Military resistance. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg to his father, April 1926 ; Lieutenant-General Ludwig Beck's coup preparations, July 1938 ; Captain Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg to Brigadier Georg von Sodenstern, February-March 1939 ; Major Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg on war crimes, August 1942 ; Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg's programmatic statement, July 1944 ; Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's report, July 1944.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Hoffmann.
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"No one is better equipped to compile a collection of primary source documents on the German resistance to Hitler than Hoffman (McGill Univ.), the unsurpassed master of resistance studies (...) It Read more...

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