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eBook Memories of Kreisau and the German Resistance ePub

by Dr. Julie M. Winter,Freya von Moltke

  • ISBN: 0803246692
  • Category: Historical
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Dr. Julie M. Winter,Freya von Moltke
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (April 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 87
  • ePub book: 1114 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1561 kb
  • Other: doc lrf mbr rtf
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 263

Description

Julie M. Winter's clear and concise translation elegantly allows the English reader to follow Freya von Moltke's thoughts with ease and enjoyment.

Julie M. In Memories of Kreisau and the German Resistance, a small, resonating book, Freya von Moltke bears witness to the history she lived through and survived. This book is unique because it lives at the intersection of history and daily life. It is a profoundly personal book, filled with devotion to the land, to a vanished culture, to family, friends, and to principle.

Freya’s husband, Helmuth von Moltke, was a cofounder of the circle and was executed after the failed assassination attempt

Freya’s husband, Helmuth von Moltke, was a cofounder of the circle and was executed after the failed assassination attempt. Freya’s husband, Helmuth von Moltke, was a cofounder of the circle and was executed after the failed assassination attempt. Freya recounts both personal details and sweeping historical events.

Freya's husband, Helmuth von Moltke, was a cofounder of the circle and was . Julie M. Winter has a PhD in German from Northwestern University.

Freya's husband, Helmuth von Moltke, was a cofounder of the circle and was executed after the failed assassination attempt. She is the translator of Marion Yorck von Wartenburg's The Power of Solitude: My Life in the German Resistance (Nebraska 2000).

Freya von Moltke (29 March 1911 – 1 January 2010) was a participant in the anti-Nazi opposition group, the Kreisau Circle, with her . Memories of Kreisau & The German Resistance. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press.

Freya von Moltke (29 March 1911 – 1 January 2010) was a participant in the anti-Nazi opposition group, the Kreisau Circle, with her husband, Helmuth James von Moltke. During World War II, her husband acted to subvert German human-rights abuses of people in territories occupied by Germany and became a founding member of the Kreisau Circle, whose members opposed the government of Adolf Hitler. Winter (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2000).

Freya begins the memoir with a sketch of daily life on the Kreisau estate before the outbreak of war in a chapter called "Life in Kreisau.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Memories of Kreisau and the German Resistance. Freya's husband, Helmuth von Moltke, was a cofounder of the circle and was executed after the failed assassination attempt. Memories of Kreisau and the German Resistance (Erinnerungen an Kreisau). By Freya Von Moltke, Julie M. Winter. She describes the resistance work carried out during the meetings of the circle as well as the last days of Kreisau, after many of the members of the resistance were executed for their roles in the failed assassination attempt.

She has also translated Freya von Moltke's "Memories of Kreisau and the German Resistance" (U of Nebraska Press), Marion Yorck von Wartenburg's "The Power of Solitude: My Life in the German Resistance" (U of Nebraska Press), and Alena Wagnerová's "In 1945 They Were Children: Flight and Expulsion in the Life of a Generation" (Picton Press).

Memories of Kreisau and the German Resistance is the personal account of Freya von Moltke, a member of the Kreisau Circle, a German resistance group that participated in the attempt to assassinate Hitler on July 20, 1944. Freya’s husband, Helmuth von Moltke, was a cofounder of the circle and was executed after the failed assassination attempt. Freya recounts both personal details and sweeping historical events. She describes the resistance work carried out during the meetings of the circle as well as the last days of Kreisau, after many of the members of the resistance were executed for their roles in the failed assassination attempt. When the war ended in 1945, Freya was evacuated from Kreisau, and the von Moltke estate was given to Poland.

Comments

Granigrinn Granigrinn
I am reading the letters between Freya and her husband in German for a literature course, and I wanted to know more about her. This book gave me exactly what I wanted. I was enthralled with learning more about this extraordinary woman.
Phalaken Phalaken
Sixty years ago the Gestapo and S.S. were seeking to destroy the members of the Kreisau Circle in Germany. Helmuth James Count von Moltke, Freya's husband, was co-founder and leader of this group. Freya von Moltke was intimately involved in the creation and work of the Kreisau Circle. In this thin book she recalls those days in Nazi Germany as the group prepared for the downfall of Hitler and the rebuilding of post-war Germany. With the arrest of her husband she carried on the work of the group and the preservation of their documents.
The final chapter recalls her life in Poland and Germany as the Russians and Poles took over goverance. Here we come to know a truly creative woman who persevered in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Questions raised by members of the Kreisau Circle are totally relevant today. Helmuth James von Moltke was hung in January 1945 for thinking the "wrong thoughts." When judged by Roland Freisler of the People's Court, he was informed that those who were not for Hitler were enemies of the State! How relevant to our world where the same theme is constantly spouted by those in power. We have much to learn from the Kreisau Circle in the preservation of Freedom and Democracy.
Fog Fog
A wonderful true story of the resistance plot to assassinate Hitler.....also i know a woman who was born there in the 1930's who married a US soldier after the war.........