Synopses & Reviews
Providing a clear, straightforward, and complete history-both thematic and chronological-of the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party, author Jackson J. Spielvogel
places the emergence of Hitler and the Third Reich within the social, economic, and political contexts that made it all possible.
Topics examined are the cultural and social aspects of the Nazi regime, including sections on art and literature, family and population policy, and sex and morals. Also provided is an in-depth view of the Holocaustanti-Semitism in Germany, Hitler's personal racial ideology and vision of Aryan purity, the mechanisms of terror and control, and the Jewish perspective on these events. New to the Fifth Edition:
- Material on the political scene in Weimar Germany
- Hitler's early life
- The role of Gregor Strasser in rebuilding the Nazi Party
- Material on Darre and "Blood and Soil"
- The SS and the military between 1933 and 1939
The book is a brief yet comprehensive survey of the institution, cultural, and social life of the Third Reich--and Hitler's role in it, the Second World War, and the Holocaust. Based on current research findings, it spans an era of economic, social, and political forces that made possible the rise and growth of Nazism. Coverage includes material on anti-Jewish policies and the involvement of ordinary Germans in the Holocaust, the social composition and membership of the Nazi party and its leaders, the mechanisms of terror and control, the machinery of the Final Solution, and the Jewish view of the Holocaust. An in-depth look at Adolf Hitler, the man and the leader, examines influences on his early development, character traits, oratorical skills, messianic pretensions, and provides an analysis of his ideology based on extensive quotations from his writings and speeches. For anyone trying to get more background into a panoramic view of 20th Century German history.
Table of Contents
2. Beginnings: Weimar Germany and the Rise of Hitler and Nazism.
3. The Growth and Victory of Nazism, 1924-1934.
4. The Nazi State, 1933-1939.
5. The Dictator.
6. Culture and Society in Nazi Germany.
7. Hitler's War.
8. Nazi Germany in Wartime.
9. The Holocaust.