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The Social History of the Third Reich, 1933-1945

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Though questions posed by Nazi Germany continue to haunt us today, attempts to explain the behavior of ordinary Germans during those fateful years have failed to rise above the level of polemic, Daniel Goldhagen's controversial Hitler's Willing Executioners being a prime example. Now, Pierre Ayçoberry, author of the highly-praised The Nazi Question, combines an extraordinary mastery of German history with original research to give us a uniquely balanced account of all aspects of German life under Hitler.

Ayçoberry uncovers the struggles of individuals and social and professional groups who stood up to the pressure of the Nazi Party, often paying a high price, and the attempts of others – mainly upper- and middle-class professionals – to salvage or improve their positions by casting their lot with the Führer. He also shows the devastation wrought on the once-vibrant German labor movement, leaving workers to choose between hopeless deÞance or complicity and nationalism.

In this complex answer to the easy judgments passed by many, Pierre Ayçoberry paints a rich portrait of a society at once victim and accomplice to one of the greatest crimes of all time.

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"Erudite, clear, and nuanced....Written with the zesty skepticism that indicates full mastery of the historian's craft." L'Express

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"Victims or perpetrators? The judgments passed upon the Germans of the Third Reich vary wildly, from the unqualified condemnation of Daniel Goldhagen to the nuanced responses of historians such as Ian Kershaw. The debate remains alive and open, but Pierre Ayçoberry, in this remarkable book, finally moves it to solid ground." Le Monde

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Though questions posed by Nazi Germany continue to haunt society, attempts to explain the behaviour of ordinary Germans rarely rise above the level of polemic. This book provides a balanced account of life under Hitler and uncovers the struggles of those who stood up to Nazi Party pressure.

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A balanced, thorough study of Germany during the Nazi years, by the celebrated author of The Nazi Question.

About the Author

Pierre Ayçoberry is the author of The Nazi Question and an emeritus professor of contemporary history at the University of Human Sciences in Strasbourg, France. Janet Lloyd's many translations include Philippe Burrin's France Under the Germans (The New Press). She lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565846357
Translator:
Lloyd, Janet
Author:
Lloyd, Janet
Author:
Aycoberry, Pierre
Publisher:
New Press
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Political culture
Subject:
World History-Germany
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15.5 lb

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Product details 392 pages New Press - English 9781565846357 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Erudite, clear, and nuanced....Written with the zesty skepticism that indicates full mastery of the historian's craft."
"Review" by , "Victims or perpetrators? The judgments passed upon the Germans of the Third Reich vary wildly, from the unqualified condemnation of Daniel Goldhagen to the nuanced responses of historians such as Ian Kershaw. The debate remains alive and open, but Pierre Ayçoberry, in this remarkable book, finally moves it to solid ground."
"Synopsis" by , Though questions posed by Nazi Germany continue to haunt society, attempts to explain the behaviour of ordinary Germans rarely rise above the level of polemic. This book provides a balanced account of life under Hitler and uncovers the struggles of those who stood up to Nazi Party pressure.
"Synopsis" by , A balanced, thorough study of Germany during the Nazi years, by the celebrated author of The Nazi Question.
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