OK, here’s take on WWII I haven’t seen before: This is the story of an army chaplain assigned to minister to the 21 Nazis being tried at Nuremberg. Based on new research and first-hand accounts, including interviews with still-living participants and featuring 16 pages of black-and-white photos, this is a unique look at one of the most famous trials in modern history as well as an examination of spiritual and ethical issues surrounding our understanding of evil.
“Rich, potentially explosive. … Townsend authoritatively addresses the excruciating moral and religious issues confronting wartime chaplains.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Townsend, a three-time Religion Newswriters Association Religion Reporter of the Year…captures the strangeness and horror of Gerecke’s assignment, and examines what it’s like to spend the day around men who had committed such monstrous acts.”
— Publishers Weekly
Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis (9780061997198) by Tim Townsend. $28.99 hardcover. 3/11/14. on sale.