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Red Orchestra - The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler

Anne Nelson

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Genres:

History

Description:

This riveting account of German resistance is based on years of research by the distinguished journalist Anne Nelson. This is a beautiful and moving portrait of ordinary but heroic figures-an untold story of a circle of Germans and German-Americans in Berlin who took a principled stand against Hitler and the Holocaust. They expressed their opposition by infiltrating the Nazi ministries, distributing samizdat literature to break through the information blockade, and trying to help the Allied forces achieve a military victory. The narrative is constructed around the life of Greta Kuckhoff, an "ordinary woman" educated at the University of Wisconsin, who returned to Germany only to see it sink into a fascist nightmare. The book relates the history of her resistance circle against an explanation of how Germany's civil society was systematically eroded. Greta and her friends grapple with questions of ongoing concern today. How can a citizen balance the tensions between patriotism and ethics? How can civic duty be defined in a period when peaceful protest fails? How do government restrictions and the concentration of media ownership compromise democratic expression?

Language:

English

Length:

13h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

25:56


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

41:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

56:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

43:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

58:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

46:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

53:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:25