As the conventional historical narrative has it, the vast majority of Germans during the 1930s and 1940s were all too happy to comply with Nazi edicts. If they were not entirely ‘Hitler’s willing executioners’, then many were all too happy to ‘bask in social consensus’, as one academic puts it. Resistance? What resistance.
History makers: the Edelweiss Pirates
This week in history makers – our regular look back at those who have seized the moment - we look at the Edelweiss Pirates, a Nazi-hating gang of teenagers which proved that age is no barrier to heroism
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