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

Klemens von Klemperer


This study uncovers the beliefs and activities of numerous individuals who fought against Nazism within Germany, and traces their many efforts to forge alliances with Hitler’s opponents outside the Third Reich. Measured by conventional standards of diplomacy, the foreign ventures of the German Resistance ended in failure. 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 ... More

Keywords: Nazism, Germany, Hitler, Third Reich, German Resistance, Widerstand, Grand Alliance, unconditional surrender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205517
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205517.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Klemens von Klemperer, author
Smith College