A Soldier's Confession

A bundle of letters.  An unmarked grave in Russia

1942      A young German officer wearing the Iron Cross arrives at the Eastern front. Dietrich Karsten and his regiment lay dead before his last words reach his wife at home. She keeps that letter safe with all the others.

2006      A young German woman discovers her grandfather’s letters and his past as an anti-Nazi priest persecuted by the Gestapo. Lena Karsten and her friend – historian Gabriel Fawcett – travel across Europe to the depths of rural Russia in a quest to find her grandfather’s unmarked grave and an answer:

How did the rebel priest become a model soldier fighting and dying for Hitler?

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