Defying Hitler by Gordon Thomas

Defying Hitler

An enthralling work of popular history that vividly resurrects the web of everyday Germans who resisted Nazi ruleNazi Germany is remembered as a nation of willing fanatics. But beneath the surface, countless ordinary, everyday Germans actively resisted Hitler. Some passed industrial secrets to Allied spies. Some forged passports to help Jews escape the Reich. For others, resistance was as simple as writing a letter denouncing the rigidity of Nazi...

Details Defying Hitler

TitleDefying Hitler
Release DateApr 23rd, 2019
PublisherDutton Caliber
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, War, World War II, Holocaust, European History

Reviews Defying Hitler

  • Cj Zawacki
    " Doesn't every human being, no matter which era he lives in, always have to reckon with being accountable to God at any moment?" Sophie Scholl Sophie Scholl has almost two hundred schools named in her honor across Germany. She was a member oh the White Rose, a group of resistors who fought bravely against Hitler and the Nazi Party.Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis non-fiction book tells of several of groups of Germans that defied Nazi Rule. Very well...
  • Kristi Richardson
    “Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don’t dare express themselves as we did.” Sophie SchollI received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I had already heard about Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Valkyrie assassination attempt on Hitler, but the majority of these resistors were unknown to me. In many ways, it changes my feelings on Germany and WWII, but it also points out...
  • Will Warnock
    Very well researched and well written. I was pleased to have learned some new things from this book, and will do a bit of research on my own with some of the things I learned, especially regarding Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It's always both interesting and surprising when something new comes up about Bonhoeffer.The book was very disturbing, as it is so sad. So much waste of so many lives. I continue to be astonished by it -- back then, and today. I hop...
  • Zeb Kantrowitz
    This was a free book from NetGalleyDefying Hitler: Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule by Gordon Thomas and Greg LewisFew People were brave enough to commit their lives to working against the Nazi Regime that took control of Weimar Germany in 1933. Every Party, non-Nazi voluntary organization were replaced with Nazi dominated organizations, religion was declared under the control of the Government. All manner of news, movies and radio came under the c...
  • Jennifer Warnock
    So sad. what wonderful, brave people were lost to the world, as well as the innocents they wanted to protect against the face of evil. I was particularly touched by the young students and their White Rose Resistance group and want to read more about them.
  • Johanna
    The book Defying Hitler focuses on several small pockets of resistance in Germany during Hitler's rise to power and rule. It is interesting to see all of these stories combined and see how many of these groups were at least aware of each other, if not occasionally working together. This book provides a good introduction to studying resisters in Germany. However, many of the figures in the book have already been written about and studied widely el...