The book's central figure, a well educated, German intellectual and theologian executed at the conclusion World War II. His belief, that faith was truest only when acted upon, led him to active participation in the resistance movement against Hitler and Nazism.
Karl and Paula Bonhoeffer
Parents to the book's central character, the father was a non-religious academic who became one of Germany's most prominent psychoanalysts, and the mother was very religious and very family-oriented. They listened to the radio broadcast of their son's memorial service, broadcast from London only the day after they first heard of his execution.
Seven individuals, one of whom became among the first refugees to leave Germany following the Nazi rise to power, another became a prominent scientist, and another a prominent lawyer, one was killed in World War I, one married another lawyer, who became involved in an assassination...
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