They Almost Killed Hitler: Based on the Personal Account of Fabian von Schlabrendorff

They Almost Killed Hitler: Based on the Personal Account of Fabian von Schlabrendorff

They Almost Killed Hitler: Based on the Personal Account of Fabian von Schlabrendorff

They Almost Killed Hitler: Based on the Personal Account of Fabian von Schlabrendorff

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The story of how They Almost Killed Hitler points a moral to Americans and other freedom-loving peoples everywhere. It demonstrates that once a democratic people permits the fundamental principles of free government to be violated there is no limit to the consequences. It leads to the persecution of minorities and religions, to concentration camps and always to the specter of the gallows. However determined or courageous individuals within a totalitarian state may be, lacking organization within and support and assistance from without they will be unable to contend against the ruthless mechanism of modern organized terror.

Many have doubted the existence within Hitler's Germany of an "Underground." That such a Resistance was operating in the Third Reich was known to us in the Office of Strategic Services during the war. Some people may wonder why the books on the German Resistance are being published now and why nothing was said about it during the war or immediately thereafter. The Resistance groups inside Germany had to be kept so very secret that only the absolutely essential was reported. The members of the German Resistance with . . .

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