Mission at Nuremberg
Tim Townsend talked about his book, Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis, in which he reports on U.S. Army chaplain Henry Gerecke and his assignment following World War II to minister to the Nazi leaders on trial for crimes against humanity. In his book, the author recounts the Lutheran minister’s many ethical and spiritual conflicts with the twenty-one Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials and his interactions with the men during their trials, and following as they awaited their sentences. Tim Townsend spoke at Left Bank Books in St. Louis. close
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