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The Resource No ordinary men : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, resisters against Hitler in church and state, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern

No ordinary men : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, resisters against Hitler in church and state, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern

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No ordinary men : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, resisters against Hitler in church and state
Title
No ordinary men
Title remainder
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, resisters against Hitler in church and state
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Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
During the twelve years of Hitler's Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror, and fewer still did so to protect the sanctity of law and faith. In No Ordinary Men, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern focus on two remarkable, courageous men who did - the pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi - and offer new insights into the fearsome difficulties that resistance entailed. (Not forgotten is Christine Bonhoeffer Dohnanyi, Hans's wife and Dietrich's sister, who was indispensable to them both.) From the start Bonhoeffer opposed the Nazi efforts to bend Germany's Protestant churches to Hitler's will, while Dohnanyi, a lawyer in the Justice Ministry and then in the Wehrmacht's counterintelligence section, helped victims, kept records of Nazi crimes to be used as evidence once the regime fell, and was an important figure in the various conspiracies to assassinate Hitler. The strength of their shared commitment to these undertakings - and to the people they were helping - endured even after their arrest in April 1943 and until, after great suffering, they were executed on Hitler's express orders in April 1945, just weeks before the Third Reich collapsed. Bonhoeffer's posthumously published Letters and Papers from Prison and other writings found a wide international audience, but Dohnanyi's work is scarcely known, though it was crucial to the resistance and he was the one who drew Bonhoeffer into the anti-Hitler plots. Sifton and Stern offer dramatic new details and interpretations in their account of the extraordinary efforts in which the two jointly engaged. No Ordinary Men honors both Bonhoeffer's human decency and his theological legacy, as well as Dohnanyi's preservation of the highest standard of civic virtue in an utterly corrupted state
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Sifton, Elisabeth
Dewey number
943.086092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX4827.B57
LC item number
S57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1926-2016
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Stern, Fritz
Series statement
New York Review Books collections
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  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
  • Dohnanyi, Hans von
  • Dohnanyi, Johannes von
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
  • Dohnanyi, Hans von
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
  • Dohnanyi, Hans von
  • Dohnanyi, Hans von
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Church and state
  • Theologians
  • Lawyers
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Church and state
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Lawyers
  • Theologians
  • Germany
  • Widerstand
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Théologie
  • Protestantisme
  • Individu et histoire
  • Désobéissance civile
  • Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)
  • Resistance to government
Label
No ordinary men : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, resisters against Hitler in church and state, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern
Link
http://d-nb.info/1052605966/04
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-156)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- No ordinary men -- Illustrations -- Appendix -- Notes
Control code
ocn842337500
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781590176818
Lccn
2013015555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590176818
  • (OCoLC)842337500
Label
No ordinary men : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, resisters against Hitler in church and state, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern
Link
http://d-nb.info/1052605966/04
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-156)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- No ordinary men -- Illustrations -- Appendix -- Notes
Control code
ocn842337500
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781590176818
Lccn
2013015555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590176818
  • (OCoLC)842337500

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