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Few today recognize the name Martin NiemÃ¶r, though many know his famous confession. In Then They Came for Me, Matthew Hockenos traces NiemÃ¶r’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, NiemÃ¶r 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, NiemÃ¶r 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.
A nuanced portrait of courage in the face of evil, Then They Came for Me puts the question to us today: What would I have done?
- On Sale
- Sep 18, 2018
- Page Count
- 336 pages
- Basic Books