FIRES UNDERGROUND by Heinz Liepmann

FIRES UNDERGROUND

KIRKUS REVIEW

Subtitle:- A Narrative of the Secret Struggle carried on by the Illegal Organizations in Germany under Penalty of Death. They include the Communist and Socialist elements which Hitler is trying to stamp out. The narrator is a journalist representing an English paper, who gets his news through associating with the political underworld and the Nazi police of Hamburg (and who tells his story to Liepmann). He tells of the organizations, of the spying and counter-spying, of secret printing presses, of the dissemination of fly sheets against the Nazis, of the passwords and secret meetings, of the treatment of captured members. The period covered is very brief -- from the burning of the Reichstag in Berlin on through the period following the election of Hitler. Remarkably objective approach to difficult subject. The characters are taken from real life. Well done and interesting reading.

Pub Date: Aug. 27th, 1936
Publisher: Lippincott