Confessions of a German soldier


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History Today
Vol. 57, no. 12 (December 2007), p. 20-28


Dietrich Karsten was a Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime in the 1930s but died for Hitler as a soldier in the war. His granddaughter, Lena Karsten, enlisted the help of film-maker Tony Wilson and historian Gabriel Fawcett to find his grave and tell his story. The result is a powerful documentary. Lena Karsten gives an insight into what she discovered