Cursing the Darkness
Rex W Last
In Nuremberg a small group of citizens resolves to fight back against the pitiless dominance of the Nazi régime. Dr Johann Voss is tormented by his political impotence, but he sees a first opportunity to act when a strange patient knocks on his door in the middle of the night seeking medical attention for two bullet wounds. Others join the group, and they embark on a series of daring undertakings: rescuing a Jewish family from a wagon in Nuremberg's railway marshalling yards, dramatically shaming an SS officer who raped the family's 14-year-old daughter, and causing the spectacular public downfall of an infamous local Nazi aristocrat. In the end Johann is captured by the SS officer whom he humiliated for his actions. The group succeed in releasing Johann from the Gestapo interrogation cells, and their exploits bring unexpected opportunities to try and stem the Nazi tide.
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