Fatherland (novel)

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Fatherland is a 1992 alternative history detective novel by English writer and journalist Robert Harris.wikipedia
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Robert Harris (novelist)

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Fatherland is a 1992 alternative history detective novel by English writer and journalist Robert Harris.
Beginning with the best-seller Fatherland, Harris focused on events surrounding the Second World War, followed by works set in ancient Rome.

Josef Bühler

Dr. Josef Bühler
Detective Xavier March is an investigator working for the Kriminalpolizei (Kripo), as he investigates the suspicious death of a high-ranking Nazi, Josef Bühler, in the Havel on the outskirts of Berlin.
Bühler played a major part in the 1992 alternate history novel Fatherland, written by Robert Harris.

Wannsee Conference

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Set in a universe where Nazi Germany won World War II, the story's lead protagonist is an officer in Kripo, the criminal police, investigating the murder of a Nazi government official who was one of the participants at the Wannsee Conference. Ultimately, the two uncover the truth behind the staged murders: Reinhard Heydrich, the head of the SS, has ordered the Gestapo to eliminate the remaining officials who planned the Final Solution (of which few Germans are aware) at the Wannsee Conference in January 1942.

Odilo Globočnik

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Odilo Globočnik features in the alternate history novel Fatherland by Robert Harris (1992), where he is the main antagonist.

Fatherland (1994 film)

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A TV film of the book was made in 1994 by HBO, starring Rutger Hauer as March and Miranda Richardson as Maguire for which she received a Golden Globe Award in 1995 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.
Fatherland is a 1994 TV film adaptation of the book of the same name by Robert Harris.

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

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The elimination is being hurried to safeguard an upcoming meeting of Hitler and United States President Joseph P. Kennedy by ensuring that the fate of the missing Jews can never be revealed.
In the alternate history novel Fatherland by Robert Harris, set in 1964, the senior Kennedy—not his son John F. Kennedy—is president of the United States and about to arrive in Berlin to conclude a treaty with Adolf Hitler.

Hypothetical Axis victory in World War II

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Set in a universe where Nazi Germany won World War II, the story's lead protagonist is an officer in Kripo, the criminal police, investigating the murder of a Nazi government official who was one of the participants at the Wannsee Conference.
Subsequent popular fictional depictions of an Axis-powers victory include: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (1962), SS-GB by Len Deighton (1978), and Fatherland by Robert Harris (1992).

Anton Lesser

The novel was serialised on BBC radio, starring Anton Lesser as March and Angeline Ball as Charlie Maguire.
Other books range from John Milton's Paradise Lost and Homer to contemporary novels by Robert Harris (Fatherland) and Philip Pullman.

White Rose

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Universities are centres of student dissent, and the White Rose movement is once again active.

Alternate history

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Fatherland is a 1992 alternative history detective novel by English writer and journalist Robert Harris.
Fatherland (1992), by Robert Harris, is set in Europe following the Nazi victory.

Detective fiction

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Fatherland is a 1992 alternative history detective novel by English writer and journalist Robert Harris.

Nazi Germany

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It is April 1964 in Nazi Germany, in the week leading up to Adolf Hitler's 75th birthday.

Adolf Hitler

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It is April 1964 in Nazi Germany, in the week leading up to Adolf Hitler's 75th birthday.

Kriminalpolizei (Nazi Germany)

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Detective Xavier March is an investigator working for the Kriminalpolizei (Kripo), as he investigates the suspicious death of a high-ranking Nazi, Josef Bühler, in the Havel on the outskirts of Berlin.

Havel

River HavelHavel River
Detective Xavier March is an investigator working for the Kriminalpolizei (Kripo), as he investigates the suspicious death of a high-ranking Nazi, Josef Bühler, in the Havel on the outskirts of Berlin.

Berlin

Berlin, GermanyState of BerlinGerman capital
Detective Xavier March is an investigator working for the Kriminalpolizei (Kripo), as he investigates the suspicious death of a high-ranking Nazi, Josef Bühler, in the Havel on the outskirts of Berlin.

Nazi Party

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As March uncovers more details, he realises that he is caught up in a political scandal involving senior Nazi Party officials, who are apparently being systematically murdered under staged circumstances.

Gestapo

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As soon as the body is identified, the Gestapo claims jurisdiction and orders the Kripo to close its investigation.

Zürich

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They both travel to Zürich to investigate the private Swiss bank account of one of the murdered officials.

Switzerland

SwissSwiss ConfederationSWI
They both travel to Zürich to investigate the private Swiss bank account of one of the murdered officials.

Reinhard Heydrich

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Ultimately, the two uncover the truth behind the staged murders: Reinhard Heydrich, the head of the SS, has ordered the Gestapo to eliminate the remaining officials who planned the Final Solution (of which few Germans are aware) at the Wannsee Conference in January 1942.

Reichsführer-SS

ReichsführerReichsführer SSReichsfuhrer-SS
Ultimately, the two uncover the truth behind the staged murders: Reinhard Heydrich, the head of the SS, has ordered the Gestapo to eliminate the remaining officials who planned the Final Solution (of which few Germans are aware) at the Wannsee Conference in January 1942.

The Holocaust

HolocaustShoahNazi Holocaust
Ultimately, the two uncover the truth behind the staged murders: Reinhard Heydrich, the head of the SS, has ordered the Gestapo to eliminate the remaining officials who planned the Final Solution (of which few Germans are aware) at the Wannsee Conference in January 1942.

Niederkirchnerstraße

Prinz-Albrecht-StraßePrinz-Albrecht-StrassePrince Albrecht Street
In the cellars of Gestapo headquarters at Prinz-Albrecht-Straße, March is tortured but does not reveal the location of Maguire.