Hitler's Willing Warrior

Author: Gutsche, Henry

Subjects: European History; Nazi Germany; World War II

Age: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 5205

Price: $14.99
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Order code: 5205S

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Historians debate the guilt of the German people during the Nazi Era. Some argue that all Germans were a party to the evils of the Nazis, the Holocaust, and the execution of 9 million people in Germany’s concentration camps. Others argue that only a small number of Germans were really guilty, that the vast majority had no choice but to follow, themselves victims as well.

Henner Falk, seventeen, grew up anti-Nazi during the Nazi Era and naively expressed his political views. For that, he was imprisoned and tortured. He escaped and then was hunted for years by a Gestapo agent with a personal vendetta. Henner’s hiding place was in the thick of battle, fighting in the Luftwaffe against the Allies in Russia, Africa, and Italy. He did not desert; he did not surrender; he endured and hid, turning down rank promotion to remain inconspicuous in the corps of pilots and to remain alive.

In 1945 Henner became a prisoner of war, yet he felt free. In time he was repatriated back to a different Germany to finish his formal education and to resume his life as best he could with the family and friends he had left.

This is Henry Gutsche’s real-life story. He later became a leading research scientist in the field of silicon computer chips in the United States. Was Henner a henchman or a victim?

Historians debate the guilt of the German people during the Nazi Era. Some argue that all Germans were a party to the evils of the Nazis, the Holocaust, and the execution of 9 million people in Germany’s concentration camps. Others argue that only a small number of Germans were really guilty, that the vast majority had no choice but to follow, themselves victims as well.

Henner Falk, seventeen, grew up anti-Nazi during the Nazi Era and naively expressed his political views. For that, he was imprisoned and tortured. He escaped and then was hunted for years by a Gestapo agent with a personal vendetta. Henner’s hiding place was in the thick of battle, fighting in the Luftwaffe against the Allies in Russia, Africa, and Italy. He did not desert; he did not surrender; he endured and hid, turning down rank promotion to remain inconspicuous in the corps of pilots and to remain alive.

In 1945 Henner became a prisoner of war, yet he felt free. In time he was repatriated back to a different Germany to finish his formal education and to resume his life as best he could with the family and friends he had left.

This is Henry Gutsche’s real-life story. He later became a leading research scientist in the field of silicon computer chips in the United States. Was Henner a henchman or a victim?

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