Island of Peace in an Ocean of Unrest: The Letters of Dorothy von Moltke


The culmination of eight years' research by the author while employed at Longyear Museum, Island of Peace in an Ocean of Unrest presents the letters of Countess Dorothy von Moltke, who was married to Helmuth von Moltke, grandnephew of Germany's great military hero of the same name.

Published for the first time in English- the language in which they were written- Countess von Moltke's letters capture the life of the elite on a large estate in Silesia and poignantly describe living through World War I, the Weimar Period, and the rise of Nazism.  They provide also an intimate view of the Moltkes' eldest son, German resistance hero Helmuth James von Moltke, who was hanged by the Nazis in 1945.

Part Two of the book tells the story of Dorothy and Helmut von Moltkes' life in Christian Science, including going to Boston in 1911 to translate Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, into German; the Count's work as a practitioner and teacher in Berlin; and his service as Committee on Publication for Germany from 1928 to 1933.

Paperbound. 400 pages.


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