Helena P. Schrader

Award-Winning Novelist Helena P. Schrader describes people she met during her research on the German Resistance to Hitler. For more information about the novel, An Obsolete Honor, and the German Resistance to Hitler, visit her website at: An Obsolete Honor.

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She was not born a countess On the contrary she came from solid bourgeois stock

Philipp Baron von Boeselager made no claim to be a hero – despite his Knight’s Cross and other lesser decorations for bravery he had received during the war Others have begged to differ

She was a quiet, unassuming woman, apparently the perfect "Hausfrau" – housewife – to a famous man Her husband Eberhard Bethge was famous because he had been Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s closest friend, his confidant and his disciple

“The survivors of a failed coup are never its heroes,” Axel Baron von dem Bussche told me the first time we met, but by most standards Bussche was a hero At the age of 24, while a captain in the German Army, Bussche agreed to carry out a suicide-bombing against Adolf Hitler