This is the story of some of the groups and individuals that opposed Hitler and his
government and tells of their heroic efforts to rid themselves of the most evil regime
in modern times.
They came from many different backgrounds – Protestant pastors, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
and Martin Niemoeller; the Catholic Bishop of Münster, Clements Galen and his cousin
Konrad, Count von Preysing, Bishop of Berlin; politicians Otto Wels and Ernst Thälmann;
students Hans and Sophie Scholl and their friends Christoph Probst and Alexander
Schmorell; university professor Kurt Huber; military men Claus von Stauffenberg and
Admiral Wilhelm Canaris and even a member of the Waffen SS, Kurt Gerstein.
Sadly by the time the Nazi regime came to an end most of those Germans who had resisted
it were dead; arrested, imprisoned, tried and executed in the most barbaric manner.
Violette Szabo by Susan Ottaway:
‘Ottaway confirms that she is a meticulous researcher and first-rate historian.’