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Breaking the Silence (Paperback, New edition): Walter Laqueur, Richard Breitman

Breaking the Silence (Paperback, New edition)

Walter Laqueur, Richard Breitman

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What it means to be a hero in an era of pervasive evil. For many years it has been known that an anti-Nazi German industrialist had aided Western intelligence, and specifically was the man who provided information about the transformation of Auschwitz into an extermination camp (the first hint that Nazism would go to any extreme in carrying out its anti-Semitic program). But the identity of this man had eluded historians for decades; only in 1983 was Eduard Schulte's name finally revealed. This book, by two respected historians, is a biography of Schulte and a brief to include him as a "righteous Gentile," along with people such as Raoul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler, as one willing to face great personal danger to save Jews. In the afterword, there is a fascinating story within the story about the search for Schulte's identity. This historical detective story would have been, in an extended form, an interesting prologue. Instead, we are shown Schulte's place in the familiar social and political setting that was prewar and Nazi Germany. Schulte is presented as a consummate businessman, seemingly apolitical, given to hunting and leading an industrialist's life. Finally, though, he was moved by an intense sense that the Nazis would bring about Germany's ruin. Using his community of contacts, a group that is explored in fascinating and new ways, Schulte revealed the mundane facts of industrial production and the terrible secrets of genocide. Forced to flee to Switzerland to evade the Gestapo, Schulte lived out his life quietly, unappreciated in postwar Germany and the West. A significant addition to the still too-small library of books on German anti-Nazism. (Kirkus Reviews)
Through unparalleled historical detective work, noted scholars Walter Laqueur and Richard Breitman reveal the inspiring tale of Eduard Schulte, the Breslau business leader who risked his life to gather information about such Nazi activities as the revised date of the German attack on Poland and the Nazi plan for mass extermination of European Jews. First published in 1986, Breaking the Silence is reissued with both a new foreword and afterword by the authors.


Imprint: Brandeis University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 1994
First published: June 1994
Authors: Walter Laqueur • Richard Breitman
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-87451-672-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > Humanities > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust
Books > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 0-87451-672-2
Barcode: 9780874516722

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