Hiltgunt Zassenhaus

Hiltgunt Zassenhaus was a German philologist and physician known for her efforts in aiding Scandinavian prisoners during World War II. She is also the author of several books recounting her experiences during the war.

Books

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  1. 1. Walls: Resisting The Third Reich

    "Walls: Resisting The Third Reich" is a powerful memoir of courage and defiance, recounting the experiences of a young German woman during World War II who risked her life to oppose the Nazi regime. Working as an interpreter in the German courts, she secretly aided Scandinavian prisoners of war, passing along messages and providing them with hope and support. Her clandestine activities, carried out under the constant threat of discovery and execution, showcase the profound bravery and moral conviction required to resist oppression from within the very heart of a totalitarian state. The narrative not only captures the personal struggle against tyranny but also serves as a testament to the human spirit's capacity for resistance and solidarity in the face of overwhelming adversity.

    The 5520th Greatest Book of All Time