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  • Wed

    Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers

    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    The fascinating true story of a German Jew who risked his life among Nazi soldiers

    ‘Highly readable and admirably informed, a beautiful portrait’ – Enzo Traverso, author of The End of Jewish Modernity

    Europe, 1943: the continent is on a knife edge. The Soviets are destroying the Germans at Stalingrad. The tide is finally beginning to turn against Hitler. Enter Martin Monath, whose short life needs little embellishment. His identity shrouded in mystery, the events of his life read like a detective novel.

    Escaping from Berlin, he arrives in Paris in 1943 and befriends a number of occupying German soldiers – young men who barely remember anything before fascism. In clandestine meetings, the group begin to question the ideals that they’ve been brought up with. With a borrowed printing press, Monath and his comrades in the résistance secretly distribute their own propaganda in an effort to turn German soldiers against their commanders and be part of a revolution to overthrow Nazi rule.

    Drawing on letters and forgotten documents, this is an extraordinary tale of immense bravery, espionage and betrayal.

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