For a long time, lies and legends have altered the view of Georg Elser. Today, he stands alongside others in the first line of the resistance against Hitler. In autumn 1938, Elser decided to commit a bomb attack on Hitler. On 8th November 1939, he made an assassination attempt in the Munich Bürgerbräukeller. This book tells the life story of Georg Elser against the background of this failed assassination attempt that would have changed the world. It shows his motives, the preparations and the consequences of the attack - and it shows a steadfast opponent of Hitler, who was only belatedly adequately recognised in post-war Germany.
Ulrich Renz is a journalist and employee of the Georg Elser Memorial in Königsbronn. For many years he has been focusing on Nazi crimes and the resistance against Hitler, especially Georg Elser.