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Author Nelson, Anne, 1954-

Title Red Orchestra : the story of the Berlin underground and the circle of friends who resisted Hitler / Anne Nelson.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2009.

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 Moore Stacks  DD256.4.B47 N45 2009    Available  ---
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxvi, 388 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-377) and index.
Contents Greta goes to Amerika -- Greta and Adam -- Berlin -- The masses and the media -- Things fall apart -- The takeover -- Denial and compliance -- Going to ground -- The Prague express -- The gentlemen's club -- A faraway country -- The dinner party -- The birthday party -- The inner front -- "The new order" -- All possible foolish rumors -- The road to Barbarossa -- Other worlds -- "Distress about Germany's future" -- The Antiwelle -- Crime and punishment -- The survivors -- Life in a cold climate -- To those born after.
Summary The "Rote Kapelle," or Red Orchestra, was the Gestapo's name for an intrepid band of German artists, intellectuals, and bureaucrats (almost half of them women) who battled treacherous odds to unveil the brutal secrets of their fascist employers and oppressors. For many members of the Red Orchestra, these audacious acts of courage resulted in their tragic and untimely end. This is a brilliant account of ordinary yet bold citizens who were willing to sacrifice everything to topple the Third Reich.
Subject Anti-Nazi movement -- Germany -- Berlin -- History.
Anti-Nazi movement -- Germany -- Berlin.
Rote Kapelle (Resistance group)
Espionage -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 20th century.
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1918-1945.
Rote Kapelle (Resistance group)
World War (1939-1945)
Anti-Nazi movement.
Espionage.
Underground movements, War.
Germany -- Berlin.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 9781400060009 (alk. paper)
1400060001 (alk. paper)