Who is this boy who almost killed Hitler later in his life? But for a gap of only a few minutes he would have decisively changed world history. Perhaps this boy would be hailed as a hero of German history today if his attack on Hitler had proceeded as he had planned? Who is this Georg Elser, who comes from a rather modest background and grew up in a small Swabian village far away from the big cities? And how did it happen, anyway, that he set out alone against Hitler? And why is it that this Georg Elser, who nearly changed the course of the world, is still so little known in Germany?