The New York Review of Books has published a rather remarkable article by Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern, a detailed account of the ways Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his family opposed the Nazi regime. You might be familiar with Bonhoeffer’s activities–though I learned a lot I didn’t realize–but the actions of his wife Christine and, especially, his brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi, who was a major mastermind of the German opposition to Hitler, are not known nearly as well as they deserve to be. It is a moving story of courage and of faith.
How Bonhoeffer, his wife, and brother-in-law opposed the Nazis
October 17, 2012 by 22 Comments