Books: The Forgotten Few

GERMANS AGAINST HITLER by Terence Prittie. 292 pages. Little Brown. $5.75.

By July 20, 1944, when a group of army officers made their unsuccessful attempt to assassinate the Fiihrer, Hitler had been in power for eleven blood-soaked years. Why, ask historians, had no other Germans ever conspired before to overthrow the dictator? True, as Terence Prittie notes, history's most ruthless tyranny had reduced the German people to "docility, dumb ignorance and wrong-mindedness." What few non-Germans realize, and few Germans fully appreciate, is that individual men and women never ceased to risk and lose...

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