This Boy Revealed The Truth Behind Nazi Germany’s Propaganda – And Then He Paid The Ultimate Price

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Image: Kelisi
Image: Kelisi

From late 1941 onwards Hübener produced 60 different leaflets. In order to distribute this counter-propaganda more widely, he recruited three friends. They included Düwer, whom we met earlier, along with Karl Heinz Schnibbe and Rudolf Wobbe. As well as pointing out the deceptions in Nazi propaganda, the leaflets highlighted the criminality of the likes of Hitler and Goebbels and predicted defeat for Germany.

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Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

This tight-knit group of youthful Nazi opponents and disgruntled Hitler Youth members distributed their leaflets by clandestine means. They would pin them to notice boards, leave them in the foyers of apartment blocks and even surreptitiously slip them into strangers’ pockets. And it seems very unlikely that they wouldn’t have known that their actions were putting them in great danger.

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