The Plots Against Hitler, by Danny Orbach

Author: Danny Orbach. Review by Reg Naulty

'These attempts demonstrate that despite the great danger, there were people ready and willing to resist Hitler.' | Photo: Detail from book cover of The Plots Against Hitler, by Danny Orbach

When people learn that Quakers are pacifist, they commonly ask what we would have done about Adolf Hitler, by which they mean, how would we have resisted him? It is instructive therefore, to find out how people living in Hitler’s regime did it. Such a question is given additional interest by our awareness of the fragility of democracy, which has been heightened by the presidency of Donald Trump, who showed how democracies can slide towards autocracy.

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