Helmuth James Graf von Moltke

posted by Mike on February 19th, 2008

225px-HelmuthvonMoltkeJan1945.jpgLast night was the US premiere of “A Journey to Kreisau,” a dramatic presentation about Nazi resister Helmuth James Graf von Moltke, written by Worcester theater icon Marc P. Smith.

There are 2 more local shows, Feb 19 & 20, 8pm, at the Hibernian Center/Fiddler’s Green (19 Temple St).

I am amazed I’d not heard much about von Moltke before, given that his estate was a center of anti-Nazi activity. In my circle, if you bring up resistance to the Nazis, you are going to hear about the White Rose, Bonhoffer, and of course Jagerstatter, but not von Moltke.

I’m a bit humbled by my ignorance, but mostly eager to read more about him, and excited to realize that there are still so many great men and women of history for me to discover.

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  1. On February 22, 2008 at 15:26 Rudi Cilibrasi said:

    This was some fantastic history. von Moltke seems like a karmic dual to Hugh Hefner. And Bonhoffer led me to Auden, the best Christian poet I have ever read. Studying Friday’s Child and a few other poems led me to a rare bit of insight into Christian esoterics. I’ve almost always been baffled in the past, but the old master’s use of precise forms (caps and grammar) really helps comprehension.

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