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📒German Voices ✍ Frederic C. Tubach
✏German Voices Book Summary : What was it like to grow up German during Hitler’s Third Reich? In this extraordinary book, Frederic C. Tubach returns to the country of his roots to interview average Germans who, like him, came of age between 1933 and 1945. Tubach sets their recollections and his own memories into a broad historical overview of Nazism—a regime that shaped minds through persuasion (meetings, Nazi Party rallies, the 1936 Olympics, the new mass media of radio and film) and coercion (violence and political suppression). The voices of this long-overlooked population—ordinary people who were neither victims nor perpetrators—reveal the rich complexity of their attitudes and emotions. The book also presents selections from approximately 80,000 unpublished letters (now archived in Berlin) written during the war by civilians and German soldiers. Tubach powerfully provides new insights into Germany’s most tragic years, offering a nuanced response to the abiding question of how a nation made the quantum leap from anti-Semitism to systematic genocide.
📒Hitler S Wehrmacht 1935 1945 ✍ Rolf-Dieter Müller
✏Hitler s Wehrmacht 1935 1945 Book Summary : Since the end of World War II, Germans have struggled with the legacy of the Wehrmacht -- the unified armed forces mobilized by Adolf Hitler in 1935 to ensure the domination of the Third Reich in perpetuity. Historians have vigorously debated whether the Wehrmacht's atrocities represented a break with the past or a continuation of Germany's military traditions. Now available for the first time in English, this meticulously researched yet accessible overview by eminent historian Rolf-Dieter Müller provides the most comprehensive analysis of the organization to date, illuminating its role in a complex, horrific era. Müller examines the Wehrmacht's leadership principles, organization, equipment, and training, as well as the front-line experiences of soldiers, airmen, Waffen SS, foreign legionnaires, and volunteers. He skillfully demonstrates how state-directed propaganda and terror influenced the extent to which the militarized Volksgemeinschaft (national community) was transformed under the pressure of total mobilization. Finally, he evaluates the army's conduct of the war, from blitzkrieg to the final surrender and charges of war crimes. Brief acts of resistance, such as an officers' "rebellion of conscience" in July 1944, embody the repressed, principled humanity of Germany's soldiers, but ultimately, Müller concludes, the Wehrmacht became the "steel guarantor" of the criminal Nazi regime.
📒Hitler S Jewish Soldiers ✍ Bryan Mark Rigg
✏Hitler s Jewish Soldiers Book Summary : The author explores the often overlooked historical issue of Jews or "partial Jews" serving in the Germany military--as many as 150,000 men who served as enlisted men, officers, and even generals. (Military History)
📒A Mind In Prison ✍ Bruno Manz
✏A Mind in Prison Book Summary : "A Mind in Prison is a candid autobiographical examination of life in Nazi Germany and the powerful hold Nazi propaganda had on Germany's youth. It is rare to find such an eloquent, frank, and truly remorseful account of the Nazi years by a German who made the tragic mistake of following Adolf Hitler." "Bruno Manz recounts how a loving but pro-Nazi father and Hitler's spell-binding demagoguery moved him toward the fateful decision to join the Hitler Youth at age eleven, shortly before Hitler came to power." "During World War II, Bruno Manz fought with the Luftwaffe, and later the German army, on the Arctic Ocean front against the Soviets. When he learned of the horrific Nazi crimes against humanity, he realized the enormity of the mistake he and fellow Germans had made in supporting Hitler. The utter devastation of his country, the guilt that Germans shared, and the deaths of so many people he knew changed his life forever. By plunging himself into academia, he escaped from the psychological and spiritual prison that had entrapped him for so many years. Then, in 1957, he left behind Germany as well when he emigrated to the United States as part of Project Paperclip, which brought German rocket scientists to work with Werner von Braun on the U.S. Army's ballistic missile program." "A Mind in Prison, dedicated to the victims of the Nazis, is for anyone who seeks to understand how a civilized people could plunge into mass insanity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
📒A Concise History Of Nazi Germany ✍ Joseph W. Bendersky
✏A Concise History of Nazi Germany Book Summary : This balanced history offers a concise, readable introduction to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with analysis, Joseph Bendersky presents an authoritative survey of the major political, economic, and social factors that powered the rise and fall of the Third Reich. His classic treatment provides an invaluable overview of a subject that retains its historical significance and contemporary importance.
📒Rescued From The Reich ✍ Bryan Mark Rigg
✏Rescued from the Reich Book Summary : Riggs tells the dramatic story of the rescue of a Jewish leader during World War II and the German-Jewish soldier who led the mission.
📒Inside The Third Reich ✍ Albert Speer
✏Inside the Third Reich Book Summary : The author presents a detailed account of his fifteen-year association with the German Fuhrer
📒The Third Reich ✍ Thomas Childers
✏The Third Reich Book Summary : "Based in part on documents seldom used by previous historians, this history of the Third Reich shows how the dramatic, improbable rise of the Nazis happened because of tragic miscalculations and blunders, then documents what life was like for ordinary Germans as the Nazis precipitated the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust"--
📒Hitler S Army Soldiers Nazis And War In The Third Reich ✍ Society of Fellows Harvard University Omer Bartov Junior Fellow
✏Hitler s Army Soldiers Nazis and War in the Third Reich Book Summary : As the Cold War followed on the heels of the Second World War, as the Nuremburg Trials faded in the shadow of the Iron Curtain, both the Germans and te West were quick to accpt the idea that Hitler's army had been no SS, no Gestapo, that it was a professional force little touched by Nazi politics. But in this compelling account Omer Bartov reveals a very different history, as he probes the experience of the average soldier to show just how thoroughly Nazi ideology permeated the army. In Hitler's Army, Bartov focuses on the titanic struggle between Germany and the Soviet Union--where the vast majority of German troops fought--to show how the savagery of war reshaped the army in Hitler's image. Both brutalized and brutalizing, these soldiers needed to see their bitter sacrifices as noble patriotism and to justify their own atrocities by seeing their victims as subhuman. In the unprecedented ferocity and catastrophic losses of the Eastrn front, he writes, soldiers embraced the idea that the war was a defense of civilization against Jewish/Bolshevik barbarism, a war of racial survival to be waged at all costs. Bartov descibes the incredible scale and destruction of the invasion of Russia in horrific detail. Even in the first months--often depicted as a time of easy victories--undermanned and ill-equipped Geman units were stretched to the breaking point by vast distances and bitter Soviet resistance. Facing scarce supplies and enormous casualties, the average soldier sank to ta a primitive level of existence, re-experiencing the trench warfare of World War I under the most extreme weather conditions imaginable; the fighting itself was savage, and massacrs of prisoners were common. Troops looted food and supplies from civilians with wild abandon; they mercilessly wiped out villages suspected of aiding partisans. Incredible losses led to recruits being thrown together in units that once had been filled with men from the same communities, making Nazi ideology even more important as a binding force. And they were further brutalized by a military justice system that executed almost 15,000 German soldiers during the war. Bartov goes on to explore letters, diaries, military reports, and other sources, showing how widespread Hitler's views became among common fighting men--men who grew up, he reminds us, under the Nazi regime. In the end, they truly became Hitler's army. In six years of warfare, the vast majority of German men passed through the Wehrmacht and almost every family had a relative who fought in the East. Bartov's powerful new account of how deeply Nazi ideology penetrated the army sheds new light on how deeply it penetrated the nation. Hitler's Army makes an important correction not merely to the historical record but to how we see the world today.
📒Who S Who In Nazi Germany ✍ Robert S. Wistrich
✏Who s Who in Nazi Germany Book Summary : Who's Who in Nazi Germany looks at the individuals who influenced every aspect of life in Nazi Germany. It covers a representative cross-section of German society from 1933-1945, and includes: * Nazi Party leaders; SS, Wehrmacht and Gestapo personalities; civil service and diplomatic personnel * industrialists, churchmen, intellectuals, artists, entertainers and sports personalities * resistance leaders, political dissidents, critics and victims of the regime * extensive biographical information on each figure extending into the post-war period * analysis of their role and significance in Nazi Germany * an accessible, easy to use A-Z layout * a glossary and comprehensive bibliography.