To the Bitter End
By (author) Hans Bernd Gisevius
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To the Bitter End by Hans Bernd Gisevius
Book DescriptionWhen on July 20, 1944, a bomb--boldly placed inside the Wolf's Lair (Hitler's headquarters in East Prussia) by the German Anti-Nazi Resistance--exploded without killing the Fuhrer, the subsequent coup d'etat against the Third Reich collapsed. Most of the conspirators were summarily shot or condemned in show trials and sadistically hanged. The conspiracy involved a wide circle of former politicians, diplomats, and government officials as well as senior military men. The Resistance had started as early as 1933 and involved several planned putsches and assassination attempts. Hans B. Gisevius knew or met the major figures--including Beck, Canaris, Oster, Goerdeler, and von Stauffenberg--and barely escaped after the coup's failure. One of the few survivors of the German Anti-Nazi Resistance, Gisevius traces its history, from the 1933 Reichstag fire to Germany's defeat in 1945, in a book as riveting as it is exceptional.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306808692
(235mm x 156mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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When on July 20, 1944 a bomb - placed inside the Wolf's Lair by the German Anti-Nazi Resistance - exploded without killing the Fuhrer, the coup d'etat against the Third Reich collapsed. The conspirators were shot or condemned in show trials and hanged. This work traces its history, from the 1933 Reichstag fire to Germany's defeat in 1945.
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Author Biography - Hans Bernd Gisevius
One of the earliest and most active plotters, and later a prosecution witness at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, Hans B. Gisevius (1904--1974) used his positions in the Gestapo and the Abwehr (military intelligence) to further the anti-Nazi conspiracy.
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