Red Orchestra: the story of the Berlin underground and the circle of friends who resisted Hitler

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
This riveting account of German resistance is based on years of research by the distinguished journalist Anne Nelson. This is a beautiful and moving portrait of ordinary but heroic figures-an untold story of a circle of Germans and German-Americans in Berlin who took a principled stand against Hitler and the Holocaust. They expressed their opposition by infiltrating the Nazi ministries, distributing samizdat literature to break through the information blockade, and trying to help the Allied forces achieve a military victory. The narrative is constructed around the life of Greta Kuckhoff, an "ordinary woman" educated at the University of Wisconsin, who returned to Germany only to see it sink into a fascist nightmare. The book relates the history of her resistance circle against an explanation of how Germany's civil society was systematically eroded. Greta and her friends grapple with questions of ongoing concern today. How can a citizen balance the tensions between patriotism and ethics? How can civic duty be defined in a period when peaceful protest fails? How do government restrictions and the concentration of media ownership compromise democratic expression?
More Details
ISBN:
9781400060009
9781400190171
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 59807c1f-8614-f00e-6996-b6f3bc3a1081
full_title red orchestra the story of the berlin underground and the circle of friends who resisted hitler
author nelson anne
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-12-11 04:52:35AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Nelson, Anne.
author Anne Nelson
author2-role Nelson, Anne., hoopla digital.
author_display Nelson, Anne
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction, hoopla
display_description

This riveting account of German resistance is based on years of research by the distinguished journalist Anne Nelson. This is a beautiful and moving portrait of ordinary but heroic figures---an untold story of a circle of Germans and German-Americans in Berlin who took a principled stand against Hitler and the Holocaust. They expressed their opposition by infiltrating the Nazi ministries, distributing samizdat literature to break through the information blockade, and trying to help the Allied forces achieve a military victory.

The narrative is constructed around the life of Greta Kuckhoff, an "ordinary woman" educated at the University of Wisconsin, who returned to Germany only to see it sink into a fascist nightmare. The book relates the history of her resistance circle against an explanation of how Germany's civil society was systematically eroded.

Greta and her friends grapple with questions of ongoing concern today. How can a citizen balance the tensions between patriotism and ethics? How can civic duty be defined in a period when peaceful protest fails? How do government restrictions and the concentration of media ownership compromise democratic expression?

format_arlington Book, eAudio, eAudiobook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 59807c1f-8614-f00e-6996-b6f3bc3a1081
isbn 9781400060009, 9781400190171
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b14954941||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10755237||Available Online||qanea||, ils:.b13078756|.i13983428|Central Adult Nonfiction|943.086 NELSO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 21, 2017|can||, overdrive:a65b283b-f69c-4df8-bf76-73beb0fa4520|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Hardback, eCollection
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 943.086 NELSO, Online, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9781400060009
publishDate 2009
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b14954941|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2009|1 online resource (1 audio file (840 min.)) : digital., ils:.b13078756|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Random House,|2009.|xxvi, 388 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm., overdrive:a65b283b-f69c-4df8-bf76-73beb0fa4520|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media||
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b14954941||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, ils:.b13078756|.i13983428|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, overdrive:a65b283b-f69c-4df8-bf76-73beb0fa4520|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Anti-Nazi movement -- Germany -- Berlin -- History, Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1918-1945, Espionage -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 20th century, World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Germany -- Berlin
title_display Red Orchestra : the story of the Berlin underground and the circle of friends who resisted Hitler
title_full Red Orchestra : the story of the Berlin underground and the circle of friends who resisted Hitler / Anne Nelson, Red Orchestra The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler, Red Orchestra [electronic resource] : the story of the Berlin underground and the circle of friends who resisted Hitler / Anne Nelson
title_short Red Orchestra :
title_sub the story of the Berlin underground and the circle of friends who resisted Hitler
topic_facet History, Nonfiction