Letters To Freya, 1939-1945

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Letters To Freya, 1939-1945

By Helmuth James von Moltke
Knopf, 1990
441 pp. $24.95

These letters are a fascinating document: an extraordinary human being observing with fairness and unrelenting hostility the developments in wartime Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe. Given the times and the likelihood of surveillance, the letters are amazingly candid. They tell us about the early period of the German conspirators, about Moltke's religious beliefs and the moral conditions of wartime life. An important source for the understanding of World War II. In short, these letters are of transcending and inspiriting importance.

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