The Plot to Kill Hitler #1-#3 Pack
Based on the real-life scheme to take down one of history's biggest monsters, this trilogy puts two courageous kids at the centre of the plot to kill Adolf Hitler.Show full description
The Plot to Kill Hitler #1: Conspiracy
It's November 1943, and Berlin is being bombed by the Allied forces. Siblings Gerta and Max Hoffmann live a surprisingly carefree childhood despite the air raids. Berlin is a city going about its business, even as it's attacked almost nightly. But one night, the air raid sirens wail, and the Hoffmanns' neighbourhood is hit. A mortally wounded man comes to their door, begging to be let in. He asks for Karl Hoffmann, their father. Gerta and Max watch as Karl tries in vain to save the man's life. Before he dies, the stranger gives their father a bloodstained packet of documents, along with a message: "For the sake of humanity, the Führer must die. Finish it, Karl!"
The Plot to Kill Hitler #2: Execution
It's the summer of 1944, Max, Gerta, and their parents have abandoned their home and relocated to a safe house in a different Berlin neighbourhood. The Hoffmanns share the tight quarters with Kat Vogel, the daughter of an executed Becker Circle conspirator. Though they have strict orders to stay inside unless absolutely necessary, the three kids sneak out regularly, all while concocting a plan to keep the spirit of their resistance alive. They're going to burn down the headquarters of the Hitler Youth. Meanwhile, Claus Von Stauffenberg, a member of Operation Valkyrie's inner circle, vows to carry out the assassination of Adolf Hitler himself. And he will do it soon. Time is running out. As the plots are carried out, two small decisions change the life of one family, and the path of history, forever.
The Plot to Kill Hitler #3: Escape
Following the same path that the Becker Circle used to smuggle Jewish escapees to safety, the Hoffmanns begin a desperate journey across Germany, through occupied France, and into Spain. But going on the run is incredibly dangerous, and the Nazis have invoked the blood guilt laws. Anyone thought to be connected to the assassination plot, along with their families, will be killed or sent to the camps. The Hoffmanns have friends who are willing to help them escape, but their family is still incomplete. Max can only hope that he'll see his father again.