Benjamin C. Hett


On his book Crossing Hitler: The Man Who Put the Nazis on the Witness Stand

Cover Interview of February 10, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“I want Hans Litten to become better known on this side of the Atlantic.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“What happened to Hans Litten is a warning: a warning of what happens to a society when fear, crisis, and a sense of emergency drive people to lose faith in human rights and the rule of law.”

On the second:

“The book is the story of one man’s noble fight against barbarism. It is also the story of a fateful moment in human history – the descent of the democratic Weimar Republic into Hitler’s Third Reich.”