Evolution of Memory: Volume I, Part 2. Jürgen Wittenstein. Through early university life.

Evolution of Memory: Volume I, Part 2. Jürgen Wittenstein. Through early university life.

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Evolution of Memory: Volume I, Part 2. 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:

  • Reich Labor Service
  • Erntedienst [bringing in the harvest]
  • Military service - when Wittenstein joined the Army
  • Joining an anti-tank unit
  • Special ops training
  • Barracks in northern Munich
  • March 1938 - the Anschluss
  • October 1938 - invasion of the Sudetenland
  • November 1938 - Kristallnacht
  • November 1938 through March 1939
  • Medical corps
  • Alexander Schmorell
  • The invasion of Czechoslovakia
  • Non-Aggression Pact with the Soviet Union
  • Formation of student companies
  • Aborted trip to the United States
  • University life
  • Political indoctrination at the university
  • Alexander Schmorell, redux
  • "Freedom"
  • Majors in medicine, psychology, and psychiatry
  • Literary interests
  • Subscriptions to foreign periodicals
  • Student life
  • Dr. Fritz-Joachim von Rintelen
  • Professor Kurt Huber
  • Josef Soehngen
  • Dr. Heinrich Wieland
  • Professor Arthur Kutscher
  • Heinrich Ellermann
  • Dr. Oswald Bumke
  • Compulsory speech, June 1939
  • Bringing in the harvest, 1939
  • June 1940 - NSDAP membership
  • Autumn 1940
  • Transatlantic mail
  • Party pins
  • Explaining photographs

ISBN 978-1-7376925-5-3. Printed on acid-free paper. Ships in 3-4 weeks.