Hitler and the Nazis: A History in Documents

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Overview


Presents a history of the rise and fall of Hitler and Nazism through original source documents, including Nazi party records and propaganda and documents from witnesses, Holocaust survivors, and individuals who resisted the Nazi regime. Each chapter has a general introduction as well as commentary about the individual documents.The excerpts are drawn from government papers, Nazi propaganda, letters, diaries, articles, reminiscences, and trial and hearings testimony. The text is supplemented with black-and-white period photos, art, and documents, including reproductions that show how the Nazis used propaganda to create a mythical Hitler who became the all-powerful embodiment of the German nation.
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Editorial Reviews

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"There are literally thousands upon thousands of books which make Nazism their main focus. So what sets this short, 176-page volume apart? Unlike most histories of the Third Reich, whose authors comb through thousands of primary documents to turn out their own narrow (albeit unique) take on the regime, this one allows those primary works to speak for themselves....The result is a lively, first-person account of the entire history of National Socialism told from a myriad of perspectives: the speeches and writings of Nazi leaders like Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels and Speer; testimonies, interviews and memoirs of SA and SS members, German soldiers and officers and the victims (both male and female) of Nazi terror; foreign newspaper reports (American and British); laws and government documents from Germany and occupied countries; and an impressive collection of visual evidence (propaganda posters, cartoons and pictures)."--James Konecke, H-Net Book Review, July 2006

"Selections from Hitler's Mein Kampf, newspaper articles, internal Nazi reports, laws, maps, photographs, cartoons, and first-hand accounts are some of the sources Crew assembles to help students understand Nazi Germany. He also explains what to look for in documents, to help students learn how to use them in other contexts."--Reference & Research Book News

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Crew has compiled a broad assortment of primary sources to give readers a glimpse into Germany under Hitler. He opens with a well-reasoned introduction that explains why it is still important for students to learn about the Nazi era. The remaining seven chapters cover the post-World War I breakdown of the German economy and culture, the rise of Hitler, Nazi propaganda, the development of the racist state, Hitler's war machine, and the Holocaust and its aftermath. Each chapter has a general introduction as well as commentary about the individual documents. The excerpts are drawn from government papers, Nazi propaganda, letters, diaries, articles, reminiscences, and trial and hearings testimony. The text is supplemented with black-and-white period photos, art, and documents, including reproductions that show how the Nazis used propaganda to create a mythical Hitler who became the all-powerful "embodiment" of the German nation. An extensive bibliography, divided by topic, and a list of Web sites offer many good choices for further information. This volume complements other primary-source-based titles such as Dorothy and Carl J. Schneider's World War II (Facts On File, 2003), which examines the war from the American perspective.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195152852
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/19/2006
  • Series: Pages from History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,429,496
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David F. Crew is a Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin. He currently teaches courses on the history of popular culture and consumerism in twentieth-century Germany and Europe, the history and politics of memory, and the visual history of Germany in the twentieth century, with a specific focus upon photographic representations.

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Table of Contents

What is a Document?
How to Read a Document
Introduction

Chapter One: What Made Nazism Possible? War, Revolution, and the Weimar Republic

Memories of a Brutal War
The Promise and Problems of Weimar Democracy
The New Woman and the Movies
Economic Crises

Chapter Two: Enter Hitler

From the War to the Failed Attempt to Seize Power in 1923
Hitler's Rise to Power
The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Storm Troopers

Chapter Three: Picture Essay: Selling Hitler's Image: Nazi Propaganda

Chapter Four: The Racial State: Nazi Germany, 1933-1939

Making German Jews and "Community Aliens" Socially Dead
Kristallnacht
Shaping the Aryan Race
Training Aryans for the Future
The SS and the Concentration Camp System

Chapter Five: Hitler's War

Racial War and War of Plunder
The Battle of Britain
The Invasion of the Soviet Union
The End of Blitzkrieg
The Tide Turns
Slave Labor for the German War Effort
Resistance and Invasion
The Air War against Germany

Chapter Six: The Holocaust

The First Steps toward Mass Murder
The War against Eastern Jews
Killing Centers
Rescue, Escape, and Resistance

Chapter Seven: Germany After the Holocaust

Timeline
Further Reading
Websites
Text Credits
Index

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