Lutheran minister Henry Gerecke was fifty years old when he enlisted as an Army chaplain during World War II. As two of his three sons faced danger and death on the battlefield, Gerecke tended to the battered bodies and souls of wounded and dying GIs outside London. At the war’s end, when other soldiers were coming home, Gerecke was recruited for the most difficult engagement of his life: ministering to the twenty-one Nazi leaders awaiting trial at Nuremberg.
Based on scrupulous research and first-hand accounts, Mission at Nuremberg takes us inside the Nuremberg Palace of Justice and into the cells of the accused. As the drama leading to the court’s final judgments unfolds, Tim Townsend brings to life the developing relationship between Gerecke and the imprisoned Nazis as they awaited trial
Powerful and harrowing, Mission at Nuremberg offers a fresh look at one of the most horrifying times in human history, probing difficult spiritual and ethical issues, forcing us to confront the ultimate moral question: Are some men so evil they are beyond redemption?