nazis

Books

Bonhoeffer’s loves

Charles Marsh brings readers closer to Dietrich Bonhoeffer than, at the very least, any prior biographer writing in English.

Books

Cross and swastika

Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust, edited by Robert P. Ericksen and Susannah Heschel

In Review

The Bonhoeffer project

Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000), directed by Eric Till

Books

Bystanders: Conscience and Complicity During the Holocaust, by Victoria J. Barnett

On a wall of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., is a quotation from Israeli historian Yahuda Bauer: "Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander." At first glance, the "above all" is problematic. Why is it not better to be a passive witness to evil than an active agent?

Books

Corruption of words

I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, by Victor Klemperer