Synopses & Reviews
This successful anthology explores the Nazi movement in the context of German history and society.
Table of Contents
Chronology of Events Reference Maps: Germany Before and After World War I, 1914-1919 Hitler's Conquests, 1938-1939 Introduction I. The Nazi Movement and German History Hans-Ulrich Wehler, The Case for Continuity David Blackbourn, German Peculiarity in Question J?rgen Kocka, The Theory of Sonderweg Charles S. Maier, Differences or Deviance? Allan Mitchell, The Three Paradoxes of Nazism II. The Seizure of Power Geoffrey Pridham, The Roots of Nazism Thomas Childers, The Party's Electoral Appeal A.J. Nicholls, The Final Step to Power Joachim C. Fest, Enthusiasm and Confusion Richard Bessel, Tightening the Grip III. The Personality of the Leader Karl Dietrich Bracher, Fantasy and Fact Alan Bullock, Fanaticism and Calculation Michael Burleigh and Wolfgang Wippermann, Hitler's Racism Ian Kershaw, The Hitler Myth Robert G. L. Waite, Guilt Feelings and Perverted Sexuality IV. The Role of German Elites Henry Ashby Turner, Jr., The Legend of Capitalist Support William Carr, The Cooperation of Big Business Ernst Christian Helmreich, The Ambiguity of Religious Leaders Alan E. Steinweis, The Control of Cultural Life Peter Hoffmann, Generals and the German Resistance V. The Social Impact of Nazism William Sheridan Allen, The Nazification of a Small Town Timothy W. Mason, Workers in the German Labor Front Detlev Peukert, Obedient and Dissident Youth Jill Stephenson, The Wary Response of Women Claudia Koonz, Mothers in the Fatherland Sarah Gordon, The Ambivalence of Anti-Semitism Omer Bartov, The War, The Final Solution, and The Defeat Suggestions for Further Reading