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0 The cliché that Martin Luther was the spiritual ancestor of Adolf Hitler was prominent following World War II, most notably in the work of journalist William Shirer. Scholars joined the bandwagon, mining Luther's writings for perceived connections between the great reformer and the mastermind of the Holocaust. Uwe Siemon-Netto exposes this connection as unfounded cliché thinking as he points readers to Luther's true descendants -- men such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Carl Goerdeler, and those who brought down the Berlin Wall through prayers and candlelight. - Back cover.