“Alexandra Lehmann is imaginative, eloquent, and has a strong, constructive sensibility. Her long-term project, about German-Christian resistance to Hitler, embodied in the figure of the political activist Sophie Scholl, is a model of how the literary and historical visions of experience can be properly blended.”
– Vijay Seshadri, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 2015
Excerpt from “With You There Is Light: Based on the True Story about Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel”:
Augsburg, October 21, 1938
Dear Sophie! Although it was very difficult in the first days to get back to life here, I am very happy about the nearly 150 new recruits, who will come on Monday. I am once again excited about my profession; and while it may be a paradox when Schiller says, “only the soldier alone is a free man,” it actually is true. Fritz
This book is ultimately a love story about two brave individuals caught on opposite sides of war, determined to know the truth and act on it.
– Author Alexandra Lehmann
The author has the rights to reproduce excerpts from “Damit wir uns nicht verlieren,” published by S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany.