Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Price by Karl-Heinz Schnibbe

What an excellent little book this is. It's the story of sixteen-year-old Helmuth Huebener and his friends, Karl-Heinz Schnibbe (the author) and Rudi Wobbe, German LDS teenagers who listened to BBC radio broadcasts in Germany during World War II, then distributed anti-Nazi pamphlets (written by Helmuth) in mailboxes and phone booths. It's really an incredible story. Helmuth was beheaded as a traitor by the Nazis, and the other two went to prison. It's tragic but so important to know about those who were brave enough to stand up to an evil tyrant and the thousands (millions?) who supported him, whether enthusiastically or by doing nothing.

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