Includes bibliographical references (p. -377) and index.
Greta goes to Amerika -- Greta and Adam -- Berlin -- The masses and the media -- Things fall apart -- The takeover -- Denial and compliance -- Going to ground -- The Prague express -- The gentlemen's club -- A faraway country -- The dinner party -- The birthday party -- The inner front -- "The new order" -- All possible foolish rumors -- The road to Barbarossa -- Other worlds -- "Distress about Germany's future" -- The Antiwelle -- Crime and punishment -- The survivors -- Life in a cold climate -- To those born after.
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. For many members of the Red Orchestra, these audacious acts of courage resulted in their tragic and untimely end. This is a brilliant account of ordinary yet bold citizens who were willing to sacrifice everything to topple the Third Reich.