An Obsolete Honor

A Story of the
German Resistance to Hitler

by Helena Schrader



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/13/2008

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 568
ISBN : 9780595490882

About the Book

In 1938, all of Germany seems to be captivated by the pied piper from Austria, Adolf Hitler. However, Philip Baron von Feldburg is a young German officer deeply concerned about the direction Germany is going and is distressed by the policies of the Nazi government.

While his younger brother is thrilled to be flying the Luftwaffe's latest fighter, his sister marries a self-made man with good Nazi connections and a bright future. As one Nazi victory follows another, Philip feels increasingly isolated until he meets Alexandra Mollwitz, an attractive secretary working at General Staff headquarters. Philip finds love and a kindred spirit. Through her he meets a group of senior officers working to overthrow the Nazi regime using the Valkyrie Plot.

A work of historical fiction, An Obsolete Honor personalizes a major event in world history. The story demonstrates how immersed the Nazi regime became in both the public and political world and in the personal lives of the German people, who were often forced to make decisions not aligned with their personal beliefs. An Obsolete Honor helps us understand what it was like to live and work in Germany during those tragic times.

About the Author

Helena P. Schrader earned a PhD in history by writing the biography of the German resistance leader who developed Plan Valkyrie. She has published five other novels. Schrader is an active Foreign Service Officer. Visit her online at