A Mother Fights Hitler
London George Allen and Unwin Ltd. 1942.
First edition, third impression; 8vo; original boards and dust jacket. Inscribed in German by the author to the half title and dated 24.12.49.She was the mother of Hans Litten and this is her account of his persecution and torture under the Nazi regime, and her efforts to support him. Hans Achim Litten (19 June 1903 – 5 February 1938) was a German lawyer who represented opponents of the Nazis at important political trials between 1929 and 1932. During one trial in 1931, Litten subpoenaed Adolf Hitler, to appear as a witness, where Litten then cross-examined Hitler for three hours. Hitler was so rattled by the experience that, years later, he would not allow Litten's name to be mentioned in his presence. In retaliation, Litten was arrested on the night of the Reichstag fire and he spent the rest of his life in concentration camps, enduring torture and many interrogations. After five years and a move to Dachau, he was cut off from all outside communication and committed suicide. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket, which has some wear to the extremities, especially to the top of the spine, which is also darkened.