Evolution of Memory: Volume I, Part 1. Jürgen Wittenstein. Early life through Salem.

Evolution of Memory: Volume I, Part 1. Jürgen Wittenstein. Early life through Salem.

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Evolution of Memory: Volume I, Part 1. By Denise Elaine Heap.

Volume I traces the evolution of Wittenstein's alleged participation in White Rose resistance from his earliest days of speaking and writing about it in 1947/48, then in the 1980s, to its current state.

The author ably demonstrates how Wittenstein's "memory" has evolved as scholarship has improved. Things he didn't know, or "remembered" incorrectly in the late 80s and early 90s? Suddenly he gets them "right" - after researchers have written about those topics.

Uses actual words, documented for everyone to see and hear. Side by side comparisons make for convincing arguments! It becomes painfully clear that Wittenstein was not a member of the White Rose, and that his many essays and speeches whitewash a questionable past.

This volume contains:

  • History of this book
  • Criteria for documents used
  • Interviews and speeches
  • Written documents
  • "Reconstructed diary entries"
  • Review of Detlef Bald's book
  • Regarding the second edition
  • Basic information regarding Wittenstein family
  • Wittenstein's parents' marriage
  • Family background
  • Father's career as pilot
  • Parents' siblings and Wittenstein cousins
  • Religion
  • Clubs and youth organizations prior to 1930
  • The family business
  • The acquisition of Hohenbeilstein
  • Early life
  • Christmas traditions at Hohenbeilstein
  • Family during the war
  • Regarding Salem
  • Reason for boarding school
  • History and purpose of Salem
  • Tuition
  • "Salem Principles"
  • Things Wittenstein did at Salem
  • Life at Salem after January 31, 1933
  • Anti-Semitism in Germany after January 31, 1933
  • Hitler Youth (general)
  • "Jewish friends" at Salem
  • Clubs and organizations
  • Graduation from Salem
  • Addendum regarding Salem
  • What friendship "means" to Wittenstein
  • Alfons Metzger
  • Hellmut Hartert
  • General notes regarding National Socialism
  • Regarding "duty"
  • Hitler's rise to power
  • Resistance to National Socialism
  • Family backgrounds of White Rose circle
  • Denunciation: Cousin
  • Denunciation: Cinema
  • Mein Kampf and Hitler's speeches
  • Parades
  • Concentration camps
  • Fear
  • About war
  • Automobiles
  • General comment: Australia
  • Juden Sehen Dich An
ISBN: 978-0-9822984-9-7. Printed on acid-free paper. 50 pages.