German Resistance against Hitler: The Search for Allies Abroad 1938-1945 by Klemens von Klemperer

German Resistance against Hitler: The Search for Allies Abroad 1938-1945

byKlemens von Klemperer

Hardcover | May 30, 1992

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This book traces the many efforts of the German Resistance to forge alliances with Hitler's opponents outside Germany. The Allied agencies, notably the British Foreign Office and the US State Department, were ill prepared to deal with the unorthodox approaches of the Widerstand. Ultimately,the Allies' policy of "absolute silence", the Grand Alliance with the Soviet Union, and the demand for "unconditional surrender" pushed the war to its final denouement, disregarding the German Resistance. Klemens von Klemperer's scholarly and detailed study uncovers the activities and beliefs of numerous individuals who fought against Nazism within Germany. He explores the formation of their policy and analyses the relations of the Resistance with the intelligence agencies of the Allied powers.Measured by the conventional standards of diplomacy, the German Resistance to Hitler was a failure. However, Professor von Klemperer shows that many of the principles and strategies of the German Resistance, albeit ignored or overridden by the Allies during wartime, were to find their place in theconcerns of international relations in the post-war world.

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Klemens von Klemperer is the editor of the well-received A Noble Combat: The Letters of Sheila Grant Duff and Adam von Trott zu Solz 1932-39 (OUP, 1988).

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Title:German Resistance against Hitler: The Search for Allies Abroad 1938-1945Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.3 inPublished:May 30, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198219407

ISBN - 13:9780198219408

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"The strength of Klemperer's book lies in his masterful summary of the primary sources and secondary literature on the resistance contacts ... it will be an enduring reference work for historians of the resistance and because it presents the story of a potential way out of total war, it mustplay a vital part in the rethinking of Allied strategy." --Katharine Sams, McGill University, The International History Review, XV:3:August 1993 15/07/1994