Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution / Edition 1

Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution / Edition 1

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by Ian Kershaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300124279

ISBN-13: 9780300124279

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book is the culmination of more than three decades of meticulous historiographic research on Nazi Germany by one of the period’s most distinguished historians. The volume brings together the most important and influential aspects of Ian Kershaw’s research on the Holocaust for the first time. The writings are arranged in three sections—Hitler

Overview

This book is the culmination of more than three decades of meticulous historiographic research on Nazi Germany by one of the period’s most distinguished historians. The volume brings together the most important and influential aspects of Ian Kershaw’s research on the Holocaust for the first time. The writings are arranged in three sections—Hitler and the Final Solution, popular opinion and the Jews in Nazi Germany, and the Final Solution in historiography—and Kershaw provides an introduction and a closing section on the uniqueness of Nazism.

Kershaw was a founding historian of the social history of the Third Reich, and he has throughout his career conducted pioneering research on the societal causes and consequences of Nazi policy. His work has brought much to light concerning the ways in which the attitudes of the German populace shaped and did not shape Nazi policy. This volume presents a comprehensive, multifaceted picture both of the destructive dynamic of the Nazi leadership and of the attitudes and behavior of ordinary Germans as the persecution of the Jews spiraled into total genocide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300124279
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

I Hitler and the Final Solution

1 'Working towards the Fuhrer': Reflections on the Nature of the Hitler Dictatorship 29

2 Ideologue and Propagandist: Hitler in Light of His Speeches, Writings and Orders, 1925-1928 49

3 Improvised Genocide? The Emergence of the 'Final Solution' in the 'Warthegau' 60

4 Hitler's Role in the 'Final Solution' 89

II Popular Opinion and the Jews in Nazi Germany

5 The 'Everyday' and the 'Exceptional': The Shaping of Popular Opinion, 1933-1939 119

6 German Popular Opinion during the 'Final Solution': Information, Comprehension, Reactions 139

7 Reactions to the Persecution of the Jews 151

8 Popular Opinion and the Extermination of the Jews 197

9 German Popular Opinion and the 'Jewish Question', 1939-1943: Some Further Reflections 210

III The Final Solution in Historiography

10 Hitler and the Holocaust 237

11 'Normality' and Genocide: The Problem of 'Historicization' 282

12 Shifting Perspectives: Historiographical Trends in the Aftermath of Unification 303

IV The Uniqueness of Nazism

13 Hitler and the Uniqueness of Nazism 343

14 War and Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe 361

Acknowledgments 381

Index 385

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