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Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself

Promise Me You’ll Shoot Yourself: The Mass Suicide of Ordinary Germans in 1945

Florian Huber

Translated by Imogen Taylor

In 1945, as the army retreated, the German people were surrendered to the enemy with no means of defence. A wave of suicides rolled across the country as thousands chose death—for themselves and their children—rather than face the defeat of the Third Reich and what they feared might follow. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, historian Florian Huber tells of the largest mass suicide in German history and its suppression by the survivors—a fascinating insight into the feelings of ordinary people caught in the tide of history who saw no other way out.

About the Author

Florian Huber is the author of severalworks of history and has also producedaward-winning documentaries oncontemporary subjects, including thefall of the Wall, the mysterious endof the poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéryand the 1936 Olympic Games.

Imogen Taylor is a literary translator based in Berlin. Her translations include Fear and Twins by Dirk...

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Extent:
224pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
4 June 2019
ISBN:
9781925773699
AU Price:
$32.99
NZ Price:
$38.00
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Praise for Florian Huber
andPromise Me You’ll Shoot Yourself

‘Huber acquaints us with a chapter of German history largely unknown until now, and likely repressed.’

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