My Father's Country

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 6, 2008 - History - 384 pages
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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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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

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 Family

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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

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
18
Section 3
45
Section 4
66
Section 5
85
Section 6
115
Section 7
145
Section 8
179
Section 11
236
Section 12
265
Section 13
282
Section 14
308
Section 15
330
Section 16
358
Section 17
363
Section 18
375

Section 9
200
Section 10
217
Section 19
377
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About the author (2008)

Wibke Bruhns was born in 1938 in Halberstadt. She has worked as a journalist in both TV and print and as a TV presenter and news reader. She worked as a correspondent for Stern magazine in the United States and Israel and headed the culture section at one of Germany’s largest television stations, ORB. She has two grown daughters and now lives and works as a freelance writer in Berlin.


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