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Lives Reclaimed From The Celebrated Historian Of Nazi Germany, The Story Of A Remarkable But Completely Unsung Group That Risked Everything To Help The Most VulnerableIn The Early 1920s Amidst The Upheaval Of Weimar Germany, A Small Group Of Peaceable Idealists Began To Meet, Practicing A Quiet, Communal Life Focused On Self Improvement For The Most Part, They Had Come To Know Each Other While Attending Adult Education Classes In The City Of Essen But The Bund, As They Called Their Group, Had Lofty Aspirations Under The Direction Of Their Leader Artur Jacobs, Its Members Hoped To Forge An Ideal Community That Would Serve As A Model For Society At Large But With The Ascent Of The Nazis, The Bund Was Forced To Reevaluate Its Mission, Focusing Instead On Offering Assistance To The Persecuted, Despite The Great Risk Their Activities Ranged From Visiting Devastated Jewish Families After Kristallnacht, To Sending Illicit Letters And Parcels Of Food And Clothes To Deportees In Concentration Camps, To Sheltering Political Dissidents And Jews On The Run.What Became Of This Group And How Should Its Deeds Often Small, Seemingly Insignificant Acts Of Kindness And Assistance Be Evaluated In The Broader History Of Life Under The Nazis Drawing On A Striking Set Of Previously Unpublished Letters, Diaries, Gestapo Reports, Other Documents, And His Own Interviews With Survivors, Historian Mark Roseman Shows How And Why The Bund Undertook Its Dangerous Work It Is An Extraordinary Story In Its Own Right, But Roseman Takes Us Deeper, Encouraging Us To Rethink The Concepts Of Resistance And Rescue Under The Nazis, Ideas Too Often Hijacked By Popular Notions Of Individual Heroism Or Political Idealism Above All, The Bund S Story Is One That Sheds New Light On What It Meant To Offer A Helping Hand In This Dark Time.

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  • ebook
  • 304 pages
  • Lives Reclaimed
  • Mark Roseman
  • 23 May 2018
  • 9781627797863

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About the Author: Mark Roseman

Mark Roseman is an English historian of modern Europe with particular interest in The Holocaust He received his B.A at Christ s College, Cambridge, M.A at Cambridge, and his PhD at University of Warwick As of 2014 he is teaching history at the University of Indiana, Bloomington in the United States of America.

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    Lives Reclaimed by Mark Roseman is a historical novel that is about a group of idealists in Germany called the Bund in short that was founded in the 1920s at first as a society that gave themselves certain expectations and goals on how to live their lives and how to treat the world surrounding them and others After the onset of Nazi Germany and WWII, their plan took a different angle and the group helped play a part in adding back a bit of actual humanity to the atrocities that were occurring to their fellow men and women The author presents a fabulous background in setting up how the group was created and how it evolved into what we know of it now The amount of research that went into this novel is impressive and astounding This is just one example of how the flame continued to burn despite the Nazi s goal of trying to extinguish the hope that continued to survive in the hearts of humans inside the f...

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