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By Peter Hoffmann

whereas the "Valkyrie" plot via Nazi officials to kill Adolf Hitler is the simplest recognized example of German competition to his dictatorship, there have been many different major acts of resistance. in the back of Valkyrie collects files, letters, and tales of Germans who fought Hitler from inside of, making a lot of them to be had of their entirety and in English for the 1st time.

Peter Hoffmann assembles the phrases of electorate protesting the nationwide Socialists' dismantling of the 1st democratic German republic, socialists and conservatives arguing for civil liberties, and disappointed senior army officers. in the back of Valkyrie's first-hand money owed of reactions to crimes by means of the SS, mistreatment of hundreds of thousands of Soviet prisoners of conflict, mass homicide of Jews, and the mismanagement of army campaigns exhibit that makes an attempt to keep up freedom, justice, and human rights frequently got here from unforeseen sources.

While no longer freed from the prejudices in their time, those approximately forgotten voices aid offer a extra entire figuring out of the diversity of dissent in the course of one in every of history's most annoying epochs.

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