My Father's Country: The Story of a German Family
In this gripping memoir, the daughter of a man who conspired to assassinate Hitler tells the story of three generations of her family and offers unparalleled insight into the German experience in the last century.
On August 15, 1944, Major Hans Georg Klamroth was tried for treason for his part in the July Plot to kill Hitler. Eleven days later, he was executed. His youngest daughter, Wibke Bruhns, was six years old. Decades later, watching a documentary about the events of July 20, she saw images of her father in court suddenly appear on-screen. “I stare at this man with the empty face. I don't know him. But I can see myself in him.” How could her family succumb to Nazi sympathies? And what made her father finally renounce Hitler?
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Review: My Father's Country: Story of a German FamilyUser Review - Woollythinker - Goodreads
The subject matter is fascinating, the research is thorough, the perspective is wonderfully personal... and yet I didn't love it. For a start, it takes forever to get going. The introduction to why ... Read full review
Review: My Father's Country: Story of a German FamilyUser Review - Janesivocha - Goodreads
As a person who is strongly drawn to 'old europe' and a student of the european theatre of WWII I was intrigued by the book. I enjoyed it immensely. The patience and perseverance on the home front and the little details were fascinating. I shall be re-visiting it Read full review