The novel uses fictional characters to tell the true story of Otto and Elise Hampel, who were tried and executed for their act of resistance. They wrote postcards accusing Hitler of betraying the German people and sending their loved ones to certain death. The postcards, which were dropped in a variety of locations, were meant to encourage people to stand up against Fascism and Nazi control. The sad truth was that 99% of the postcards were turned in to the Gestapo. The campaign succeeded only in killing the planners. Hans Fallada’s book is an indictment of the Nazi era and its system of governance. It is all the more extraordinary because it comes from a German voice of some renown. Fallada was a widely published author who fought both personal and political demons. Now, decades after the end of the Second World War, Fallada’s voice is still strong, loud, and clear.
This Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF mini-discussion guide (36 pages) for Hans Fallada's novel Every Man Dies Alone includes:
• Novel synopsis
• Author information
• Character analysis
• Focus points and themes
• Book club discussion questions
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