Comments on Hilmar von Campe’s Battle for Truth
You are in a unique position to illuminate the mindset that allowed Hitler to rationolize the extermination of millions of Jews – given your personal travails during that tragic era. Americans would do well to heed your insights into similar dangers facing the today’s world.
Dr. James Dobson
Hilmar von Campe has led a life which epitomizes Christ’s message of salvation of sin. The reader (of your book How was it Possible?) will be profoundly inspired and educated by Hilmar’s eloquent account of his journey from one complicit in evil to a man who has become a Christian exemplar par excellence.
Free societies survive by self-correction and the unceasing search for truth. Hilmar von Campe’s life story exemplifies that ethic of honesty, from his early years in the Hitler Youth to his impassioned witness as an American patriot today. You will treasure this book.
I have known Hilmar von Campe to be an observer of international developments whose analyses and positions have always impressed me. His experiences and observations yield worthwhile concepts and suggestions. Due to my long-time friendship with him, I am in a position to say that he is a person of integrity whose contributions towards the fight for truth and its corresponding political structure are no less remarkable.
Dr. Paul Muenstermann
Hilmar von Campe should become an example and guiding light for all present Day German descendents of the Holocaust generation and make amendments like he did! Because of it became friends that I am proud to be.
Max Weim, Vice President of
I know Hilmar von Campe to be a man of utmost integrity. His story is the truth. A story we all can and need to learn from, so that the horrors of Nazi Germany will never be repeated. We must never foget the lessons of history.
I was tremendously impressed with the main theme of the story and of course I openly cried, as I read about the suffering that your dad had to endure….I applaud you as a practicing catholic, for your emphasis on the importance of keeping his commandments. I marvel at your insightfulness in targetig the ACLU as a destructive organizationand that we better sit up and take notice.
Hilmar von Campe’s story is one of extravagant grace. Raised by God-fearing Christian parents in Germany and motivated like many of his generation by the cause of German Nationalism, Hilmar served as a soldier in the German army during World War II. In the devastating aftermath of Germany’s defeat and as the realities of Hitler’s atrocities became widespread, Mr. von Campe began a deep personal process of repentance and pursuit of God’s truth, which has led him to invest his life on a mission to challenge cultures about the dangerous power of deception.
Hilmar understands better than most that truth is the platform upon which God’s people must stand. He stands today as a prophet to our own culture in America. His story is not only fascinating because of its historical context, but it is highly relevant. As someone once said, “Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it.” His passion is penetrating and at times disconcerting, but his message is authentic.
I have known very few people in my life who understand grace at the level that Hilmar has experienced it. He has not only accepted responsibility for his own sins, but for the sins of his fatherland, reminding us all that to be truly forgiven for any sin, we must accept our propensity for all sin. Only then can we know the total freedom of forgiveness.
Bill Kierce, Lead Pastor
The story is dynamite with explosive potential to shape the moral composition of America and awaken its atrophied national conscience. Your personal saga is intensely dramatic and deeply human evoking a torrid melting pot of emotions and sparking countless morally rich ideas through your candor in sharing your failures, tragedies and triumphs. The transposing of the impact a nation’s morality and attitude toward God has upon its destiny with your inside story of Hitler’s rise and fall as a German citizen, along with your insights into the shrouded portions of the War’s history is huge. It is a very powerful way to communicate truth and holds much promise. I think it has tremendous marketability, and incredible potential to shape the thinking of your readers.
I was asked what I think of German author Hilmar von Campe: "Is he an ordinary man who has sought to do a little good? a rigorous intellectual? a fraud?" As von Campe was unknown to me so far, I had a look at him and his work and after a first cursory assessment I'd definitely say that he is NOT a fraud.
It is my pleasure to recommend Hilmar von Campe to the Body of Christ. Hilmar has in my opinion an international perspective that touches deeply on where we are in America today… Hilmar also speaks a message of reconciliation that is so vital to the work of the Kingdom of God today.
Pastor Jeff Kipp
I am reading "Connecting with the Power of God," yes, one of your father's books! I appreciate how he interjects personal stories, thoughts, and views on the world and the relationship between humanity and God throughout the book. Most of all I like how your father discusses religious doctrinal differences and how in your family he did not let it become a matter of division. Your father seems a man of true character. I was inspired by him when he came to Regent, and even more so now, by reading one of his books. Let him know that I find his words and stories inspiring and relevant to my walk with the Lord…..
LaToya Cain, student at Regent Government School, to Stefan von Campe
What was it like to be a Christian in Nazi Germany? Hilmar von Campe sees moral parallels berween the Nazi era and today’s America.
Pete Winn, associate editor, Citizen Link, website of Focus on the Family
Experience with lies led this man to teach value of truth. von Campe has spent his life traveling around the world meeting people and promoting the belief that Freedom can only exist if based on truth
Brenda G.Anderson, Press Register, Mobile Alabama
Comments were made by Nora Brinker, an independant journalist and translator with a M.A. in History. A West German, she lives now in East Germany. She was brought up as a Socialist and agnostic and found a faith in God." www.editrixoffice.com
"I wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much our group enjoyed your presentation. We had over 50 professional business leaders attend that evening to hear your presentation and everyone we talked to received your message very well. I use the plural of the word message because it was interesting that some people received one message that struck a note of truth in their heart, while another person received a totally different message. However, the unifying theme from all the comments we received centered around the truth, freedom and accountability. I cannot commend you enough for the work you are doing for our nation and the world. If it is possible, I would like to arrange another meeting with you to return to our community to speak again to some of the people you met earlier."
"Your personal story of life in Germany during World War II was extremely interesting. Your observations of how Germany came to the place of trusting in Adolf Hitler were helpful to see how easy it would be for we Americans to slip into the same philosophy that would allow us to stop asking legitimate questions of our leaders and their direction and make for granted that all is well that goes well. Thank you for picking our conscience in the area of personal responsibility and the need for personal repentance."
Pastor Randy Beal
"Just a short note…I heard you interviewed this noon on the talk show URNWO with Chuck Bates. I was deeply moved and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you. My Dad who passes away four years ago fought in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge. God Bless you and yours, Hilmar….and God Bless America…land that I love…"
Shoresh David, The Root of David Messianic, Congregation, Dec 22, 1998
"Is my pleasure to commend Hilmar von Campe to the Body of Christ. Hilmar has in my opinion an international perspective that touch deeply on where we are in America today. Hilmar draws upon his youth and growing up in Germany during the Hitler years as an international businessman. Hilmar also speaks a message of reconciliation that is so vital to the work of the Kingdom of God today."
In His name and service,
"As you noted, ultimately in the issues of business, ethics and family life are not separable. You did an excellent job of bringing that out. Your experience and insights provide an invaluable addition to the students' education. I am sure they will be talking about your remarks and the issues you raised for a long time."
John A. Kilpatrick,
Professor of Management
"Thanks so much for taking time out to talk with me on the program last evening. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know you a little in this remarkable ‘20th century way’.
I was appreciative of your emphasis on the importance of Jesus Christ in the lives of our listeners. No matter how strange or scary our world is becoming, our Lord holds the key to peace and comfort in the midst of it all. That’s what we’re trying to do here at Issues and Answers - take the good news of a risen savior to as many folks as we can. You have helped us do that. Thanks."
Davis A. Wilson
"Thanks so much for speaking at the Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church Sunday School. Thank you for sharing your life. I know that many of the incidents were painful to recall, especially when you told about the loss of your father and brother in the concentration camps…You truly have a story that needs to be widespread."
Charles O. Morgan,
"Hilmar is a man of great character, insight and depth. The path that the Lord has led him on through life is such that his ability to clearly understand the truth regarding contemporary issues from religion to politics is profound. His message is timely, to the point and very much needed.. I could not recommend him any more highly."