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Reluctant Accomplice: A Wehrmacht Soldier's Letters from the Eastern Front

Konrad H. Jarausch


This book is a collection of the World War II letters of Dr. Konrad Jarausch, a German high-school teacher of religion and history who served in a reserve battalion of Adolf Hitler's army in Poland and Russia, where he died of typhoid in 1942. He wrote most of these letters to his wife, Elisabeth. His son, the author of this book, brings them together here to tell the gripping story of a patriotic soldier of the Third Reich who, through witnessing its atrocities in the East, began to doubt the war's moral legitimacy. The letters grow increasingly critical, and their vivid descriptions of the m ... More

Keywords: prisoner of war, Konrad Jarausch, World War II, children, Adolf Hitler, letters, Third Reich, humanity, National Socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691140421
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691140421.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Konrad H. Jarausch, editor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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