Ditfurth, Christian von. Der 21. Juli
Title trans.: The 21st of July
Divergence: 1944 CE
What if: Hitler was killed by von Stauffenberg's bomb in July 1944, but the conspirators were too weak to take control of Germany and instead had to come to terms with Himmler's SS and others. Racial policies are moderated but the war nevertheless continues, and the German atomic weapons program receives renewed and strong support.
Summary: In 1953, after the European war has ended in stalemate, a former spy is convinced he must kill Himmler in order to reunite with a former lover he once thought dead.
Published: Droemer 2001 (3426271990).
Web link: Christian von Ditfurth's homepage