Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern tell the tragic story of two exceptional men who from the start of the Third Reich opposed the Nazis: the scarcely known lawyer Hans von Dohnanyi and his brother-in-law, the well-known pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Dohnanyi recorded Nazi crimes, helped victims, did his best to sabotage Nazi policies, and eventually helped plot Hitler’s removal; Bonhoeffer fought the Nazis’ efforts to control the German Protestant churches. They were arrested in April 1943 and then murdered, on Hitler’s express orders, just weeks before Hitler’s suicide and Germany’s surrender.
The Tragedy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi
Photo: Dietrich Bonhoeffer with his sister, July 1939