Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler

In this unforgettable book, distinguished author Anne Nelson shares one of the most shocking and inspiring–and least chronicled–stories of domestic resistance to the Nazi regime. The Rote Kapelle, or Red Orchestra, was the Gestapo’s name for an intrepid band of German artists, intellectuals, and bureaucrats (almost half of them women) who battled treacherous odds to unveil the brutal secrets of their fascist employers and oppressors.


“”[Nelson] experiences inform the deep sympathy and unsentimental compassion of “Red Orchestra,” with its story of a tiny band that somehow managed to summon the wild courage to take a stand against a barbarous status quo.” ”

New York Times Sunday Book Review, June 5, 2009


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