By Tim Townsend
Once Adolf Hitler was once defeated, U.S. military Chaplain Henry Gerecke acquired his such a lot not easy project: he used to be despatched to Nuremberg to minister to the twenty-one imprisoned Nazi leaders watching for trial for crimes opposed to humanity. Mission at Nuremberg takes us deep contained in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, into the cells of the accused and the court docket the place they replied to the area for his or her crimes. those twenty-one Nazis had sat at Hitler's correct hand; Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Wilhelm Keitel, Hans Frank, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner have been the orchestrators, and occasionally the direct perpetrators, of the main methodical genocide in history.
As the drama resulting in the court's ultimate judgments unfolds, Tim Townsend brings Henry Gerecke's very unlikely ethical challenge to lifestyles. Gerecke had visited Dachau and had visible the results of the alternatives those males had made, the orders that they had given and conducted. How may possibly he hold forth the gospel of mercy, realizing complete good the devastating nature of the atrocities they'd devoted? As execution day drew close to, what convenience might he offer—and what delivers of salvation may well he make—to evil itself?
Detailed, harrowing, and emotionally charged, Mission at Nuremberg is an incisive new heritage of the Nuremberg trials in addition to a nuanced refection at the nature of morality and sin, the cost of empathy, and the boundaries of forgiveness.