Heinrich Maier was not a political person. He was a chaplain in Vienna and a man of faith. But the regime of violence and repression in the Third Reich made him a man of resistance. Maier could not and would not subordinate his faith and his opinions to the Nazis and came to the conclusion that an end must be put to the regime.
As a member of one of the leading resistance groups in Austria, he remained unbending and began to share strategic information with the allied forces in 1940. Ultimately, he was arrested, interrogated, tortured and taken to the Mauthausen concentration camp. On 22 March 1945, he was one of the last resistance fighters that were killed by the Nazis only shortly before the end of the war. His faith in God as well as his love for Austria remained unharmed. They formed the point of departure for a story that is told for the first time in this book.