Letters to Freya: 1939-1945

Letters to Freya The compelling true story of a man of conscience at the heart of the Third Reich In the years when most Germans were abetting a policy of conquest and genocide Helmuth James von Moltke an aristocrat

  • Title: Letters to Freya: 1939-1945
  • Author: Helmuth James von Moltke
  • ISBN: 9780679733188
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • The compelling true story of a man of conscience at the heart of the Third Reich.In the years when most Germans were abetting a policy of conquest and genocide, Helmuth James von Moltke, an aristocratic and devoutly Christian young lawyer drafted into the German Intelligence Service, was working tirelessly against it Throughout the war, he fought through the labyrinthineThe compelling true story of a man of conscience at the heart of the Third Reich.In the years when most Germans were abetting a policy of conquest and genocide, Helmuth James von Moltke, an aristocratic and devoutly Christian young lawyer drafted into the German Intelligence Service, was working tirelessly against it Throughout the war, he fought through the labyrinthine insanity of wartime bureaucracy on behalf of Jews and foreign prisoners and organized a clandestine resistance to the Nazi regime.From 1939 to the eve of his execution from treason in 1945, von Moltke wrote letters to his wife, Freya Gathered here, these letters transcend their format to create at once a horrifying record of the daily workings of the Third Reich and an inspiring testament to the powers of love, courage, and conscience in the most conscienceless of times Remarkable A unique historical document, a morality tale, a love story, all set within the very heart of the Third Reich and, in a real sense, in the soul of a man of conscience Los Angeles Times Book Review The words of this extraordinary patriot and humanitarian echo with astonishing relevance and stand on their own as testament to the impact for good a courageous individual can still exert Chicago Sun Times One of the great books of the twentieth century, telling a story of human failure, of overwhelming odds, of patience, and of grace Christian Science Monitor

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    • I read the "Selections of" edition by The Trinity Forum. Great insight into the man who was a light during World War II.



    • As a collection of letters that were never intended to be published by the author, but rather simply personal letters to his wife, there is no real room for criticism. As the testament of a man living under the most disquieting of circumstances and his attempt to respond coherently to the moral, spiritual, and political bankruptcy surrounding him, they are without peer. His obvious love for his country and his desire to find a way through the mess for all of them calls -- indeed, demands -- any [...]


    • One of the benefits that Louis Kim, my only friend on Facebook -- I never thought I would get one since I had vowed to say off the social media -- has given to me is , bringing back in fits and starts memories of books read long ago.One of those works is this one, which I had thorougly forgotten. I kept looking at von Stauffenberg, remembering that the letters were to the wife of the author, which finally led me to Helmut von Moltke (one of the great names in the German military history of World [...]


    • As has been said - difficult to review a collection of letters from a bloke who imagined a Germany along the lines of Merkel's Germany (where refugees want to get in) - but was destined to live and die in Nazi Germany.A very interesting insight of a good person in a situation that ultimately cost him and his colleagues their lives.


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