30 January 2009

Georg Elser

In an earlier post I told the story of Georg Elser and his assassination attempt on Hitler. In that post I linked to the Georg Elser Documentation Centre. Somehow, though, I managed to miss another outstanding website dedicated to Elser.

The information on this site is almost overwhelming. There are links to audio and video files - including audio of Hitler's speech on the night of the attack - to contemporary newspaper reports and photographs, and to the Gestapo report drawn up during the investigation into the attack.

The site also has information on post-war commemoration of Esler including books, films and memorials.

Naturally everything is in German but some basic knowledge will get you around the site and a translation programme like Google Translate or Babelfish will do the rest - most of the time.

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