Faithful Spy Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler
The Faithful Spy
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler
  • Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Publication Date: September 4, 2018
  • Price: $15.29
  • Trim Size: 9
  • ISBN: 1-68335-294-7
  • EAN: 9781683352945
  • Page Count: 176
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Ebook
  • Rights: World/All

Few people know the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a haunting tale of selfless sacrifice. Bonhoeffer was a German Christian pastor who became enraged at the complacency of the German church as they turned a blind eye to all of the sufferings around them. He escaped to NYC in 1939, but constantly reminded of the plight of the Jews and the oppression of the common German citizen, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany on the last boat to cross the Atlantic before the war began. He bravely spoke out against the Nazi party while leading a breakaway church that rebelled against the established religious authorities which enshrined racist and nationalistic theology. After being silenced and threatened, he became increasingly convinced that the colossal evil of the Nazis must be stopped by any means possible. He joined a group of rebels and spies in a plot to assassinate Hitler. When the plot failed, he was arrested and ultimately hanged with other conspirators of the July 20, 1944 assassination attempt on Hitler at the Wolf’s Lair.