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When Truth Was Treason by Blair R. Holmes
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The translation is weak, sounding more like Victorian British English than its original German, but the story is still inspiring. And grim. Three German teenagers, led by the remarkably shrewd and prescient Helmuth Hübener, secretly listen to Allied radio broadcasts, write the truth about Hitler and the war, and post pamphlets all over town. For that, the Nazis behead Helmuth and send his friends to concentration camps. A sober but rousing story for an increasingly Orwellian America.
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September 26, 2015 – Started Reading
September 26, 2015 – Shelved
September 26, 2015 – Shelved as: history
November 2, 2015 – Finished Reading

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