“..We are concerned here with two exceptional men who from the start of the Third Reich opposed the Nazi outrages -
- the scarcely known lawyer Hans von Dohnanyi and his brother-in-law the well-known pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Dohnanyi recorded Nazi crimes – helped victims – did his best to sabotage Nazi policies – and eventually helped plot Hitler’s removal -
- Bonhoeffer fought the Nazis’ efforts to control the German Protestant churches.
For both men the regime’s treatment of Jews was of singular importance.
Holocaust literature is vast – and the literature on German resistance scant -
- yet the lives and deaths of the two men show us important links between them…”
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