My Father's Country
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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Mrs. Wibke's dad was an Anti-Hitler Conspirator named Hans Georg Klamroth, executed in August, 1944. This is a collection of family documents culminating in a biography of her father and a relation of ... Read full review
MY FATHER'S COUNTRY: The Story of a German FamilyUser Review - Kirkus
Journalist Bruhns explores the life of her father, a German officer executed in 1944 for his complicity in the plot to assassinate Hitler.To understand how Hans Georg Klamroth could have joined and ... Read full review