This book contributes to the debate about the true extent of resistance to Hitler within Germany. By the mid-1930s the Nazis had rounded up and killed tens of thousands of Communists and Socialists - the only organisations capable of organised resistance.
Brysac is also scathing towards both East and West for suppressing the Harnacks’ memory. The Americans condemned them as Communist dupes while the Soviets were unwilling to reveal the extent of their wartime spy network wishing to forget the warnings which could have avoided the deaths of millions of soldiers.
It is high time this book appeared. Mildred Harnack deserves her place among the ranks of those who stayed in Hitler’s Germany and indeed could have thrived under the regime. Instead she went courageously to her death - convinced that she was doing the best for her adopted land.
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