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Author Hockenos, Matthew D., 1966- author.

Title Then they came for me : Martin Niemöller, the pastor who defied the Nazis / Matthew D. Hockenos.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Niemoller,M HOC    Available
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents With God for king and fatherland (1888-1914) -- Serving the Kaiser on the high seas (1914-1918) -- From U-Boat to pulpit (1918-1933) -- Trusting God and Hitler -- Fighting pastor (1934-1937) -- Hitler's personal prisoner, 1937-1945 -- Guilt, repentance, renewal (1945-1946) -- Barnstorming America (1946-1947) -- Swords to ploughshares (1947-1956) -- Ambassador for God (1956-1984).
Summary First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out--because I was not a Communist..." Few today recognize the name Martin Niemöller, though many know his famous confession. In Then They Came for Me , Matthew Hockenos traces Niemöller's evolution from a Nazi supporter to a determined opponent of Hitler, revealing him to be a more complicated figure than previously understood. Born into a traditionalist Prussian family, Niemöller welcomed Hitler's rise to power as an opportunity for national rebirth. Yet when the regime attempted to seize control of the Protestant Church, he helped lead the opposition and was soon arrested. After spending the war in concentration camps, Niemöller emerged a controversial figure: to his supporters he was a modern Luther, while his critics, including President Harry Truman, saw him as an unrepentant nationalist.
Subject Niemöller, Martin, 1892-1984.
Bekennende Kirche.
Lutheran Church -- Germany -- Clergy -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780465097869 hardcover
0465097863 hardcover

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