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A gripping memoir from German-Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand demonstrates his opposition to anti-Semitism, his prescient understanding of just how deadly Nazism and Hitler would be, and his courage as he prepared to flee Germany.

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Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German-Catholic thinker and teacher who, in response to the rise of Nazism, devoted the full force of his intellect to doing public battle with Hitler for the hearts and minds of the German people.

In My Battle Against Hitler, von Hildebrand tells of the scorn and ridicule he endured for sounding the alarm when many still viewed Hitler as a positive and inevitable force. He tells how he defiantly challenged Nazism in the public square, prompting the German ambassador in Vienna to describe him to Hitler as "the architect of the intellectual resistance." And throughout it all, he conveys his unwavering trust in God, even during his harrowing escape from Vienna and his desperate flight across Europe, with the Nazis always just one step behind.

"Not only does Page deliver von Hildebrand's memoir well, but his abilities also bring this little known 'mein kampf' to life for a new generation to appreciate." ---AudioFile

"Dietrich von Hildebrand's memoirs give us an inroad into the soul of another German." ---Rocco Buttiglione, Italian statesman

"It's mandatory reading for anyone interested in a fuller understanding of a profoundly important era." ---Charles J Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

My Battle Against Hitler

Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich

Author Dietrich von Hildebrand, John Henry Crosby

Narrated by Michael Page

Publication date Nov 11, 2014

Running time 11 hrs 12 min

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