That Hitler's Gestapo harshly suppressed any signs of opposition inside the Third Reich is a common misperception. This book presents studies of public dissent that prove this was t always the case. It examines circumstances under which racial Germans were motivated to protest, as well as the conditions determining the regime's response. Workers, women, and religious groups all convinced the Nazis to appease rather than repress racial Germans. Expressions of discontent actually increased during the war, and Hitler remained willing to compromise in governing the German Volk as long as he thought the Reich could salvage victory.
Nathan Stoltzfus is Associate Professor of History at Florida State University. His most recent publication, co-edited with Henry Friedlander, is Nazi Crimes and the Law (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Birgit Maier-Katkin is Associate Professor of German at Florida State University. She is author of Silence and Acts of Memory: A Postwar Discourse on Literature, History, Anna Seghers, and Women in the Third Reich (Bucknell University Press, 2007).