Book Reviews

Since 2000, we have been posting book reviews of the secondary source materials we have read since our research began in 1994. As we move to a new platform, we are moving those book reviews to this new site.

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Books reviewed to date:

  • Aicher, Otl. Innenseiten des Kriegs.Frankfurt: S. Fischer Verlag, 1985.
  • Bald, Detlef. Die Weisse Rose: Von der Front in den Widerstand. Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, 2003.
  • Blair Brysac, Shareen. Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Breinersdorfer, Fred, ed. Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (Das Buch zum Film). Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuchverlag, 2005.
  • Brenner, Heinz A. Dagegen. Leutkirch, Germany: Rud. Roth & Cie. KG, 1992.
  • Chaussy, Ulrich. Keine Stunde Null. Nirgends. Munich: Bayrischer Rundfunk, 2006.
  • Fürst-Ramdohr, Lieselotte. Freundschaften in der Weissen Rose. Munich: Verlag Geschichtswerkstatt Neuhausen, 1995.
  • Hartnagel, Thomas, ed. Sophie Scholl/Fritz Hartnagel: Damit wir uns nicht verlieren. Briefwechsel 1937 - 1943.Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, 2005.
  • Hirzel, Susanne. Vom Ja zum Nein: Eine schwäbische Jugend 1933 - 1945. Tübingen: Kloepfer & Meyer, 1998.
  • Jens, Inge, ed. At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.
  • Jens, Inge, ed. Willi Graf: Briefe und Aufzeichnungen. Frankfurt: S. Fischer Verlag, 1984.
  • Khramov, Igor, ed. Alexander Schmorell: Gestapo-Verhörprotokolle, Februar-März 1943. RGWA I361K-I-8808. Orenburg, Russia: Orenburg Charity Foundation “Eurasia”, 2005.
  • Lechner, Silvester,ed. Die "Hitlerjugend" am Beispiel der Region Ulm/Neu-Ulm. Ulm: DZOK Manuskripte, 1993.
  • Leisner, Barbara. Sophie Scholl. Munich: Econ Ullstein List Verlag, 2000.
  • Riester, Albert. Gegen den Strom. Munich: Universitas Verlag, 1987.
  • Schüler, Barbara. "Im Geiste der Gemordeten...": Die 'Weiße Rose' und ihre Wirkung in der Nachkriegszeit. Paderborn, Germany: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2000.
  • Smelik, Klaas A.D., ed., translated by Arnold J. Pomerans. Etty: The Letters and Diaries of Etty Hillesum, 1941-1943, Complete and Unabridged. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002.
  • Swineford, Edwin J. Wits of War: Unofficial GI Humor-History of World War II. Fresno: Kilroy Was There Press, 1989.
  • “…damit Deutschland weiterlebt!”: Christoph Probst (1919-1943). Ed. Robert Volkmann, Gernot Eschrich, and Peter Schubert. Gilching, Germany: Christoph-Probst-Gymnasium Gilching, 2000.
  • Ziegler, Armin. Eugen Grimminger: Widerständler und Genossenschaftspionier. Crailsheim, Germany: Baier Verlag, 2000.