Hitler's Professors / Edition 2

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This classic book examines the role of leading scholars - philosophers, historians, and scientists - in Hitler's rise to power and eventual war of extermination against the Jews. Written in 1946 by one of the greatest scholars of European Jewish history and culture, it is now reissued with a new introduction by the prominent historian Martin Gilbert.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300053876
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,045,329
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Planning and Preparation
I The Problem Stated 5
II German Scholarship, 1918-1933. The Early Years of the Hitler Regime 10
III How the Scholars Came into the Nazi Camp 17
IV Alfred Rosenberg, the Apostle of Racialism 22
V Racial Science: Eugen Fischer, Ernst Rudin, and Others 27
VI Legal and Political Science: Hans Frank, Carl Schmitt, and Others 36
VII The Beginning of the New Anti-Jewish Science: Gerhard Kittel 40
VIII Walter Frank. The Reichsinstitut fur Geschichte des neuen Deutschlands (Reich Institute for the History of the New Germany) 45
IX The Reichsinstitut fur Geschichte des neuen Deutschlands, 1935-1938. Wilhelm Grau 50
X The Reichsinstitut fur Geschichte des neuen Deutschlands, 1938-1941. Hess, Streicher, Keitel as Patrons 54
XI Goebbels' Institut zum Studium der Judenfrage (Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question). Wilhelm Ziegler 58
XII Walter Grundmann. The Institut zur Erforschung des judischen Einflusses auf das deutsche kirchliche Leben (Institute for the Study of Jewish Influence on German Church Life) 62
XIII Preparing for War: the Concepts of Folk and Space 67
XIV On the Eve of War: Jewry = Bolshevism. Peter-Heinz Seraphim 75
XV Walter Gross. The Stage Set for Conquest. Hitler's Prophecy 79
Large-Scale Experimenting
XVI Polish Jewry in German Hands. Jewry = Plutocracy 84
XVII The Ghetto in Scholarly Theory and in Practice 89
XVIII Hans Frank's Institut fur deutsche Ostarbeit (Institute for German Work in the East) 95
XIX The Inauguration of Rosenberg's Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage (Institute for Research into the Jewish Question) in Frankfort on-the-Main 97
XX The Staff, the Library, and the Organ of the Frankfort Institute 101
XXI The Frankfort Conference of March, 1941. Scholarly Backing for the "Universal European Solution of the Jewish Question" 106
XXII Secrets of the Anti-Jewish Propaganda. The Representatives of the Conquered and Satellite Countries at the Frankfort Conference 113
XXIII Between the Fall of France and the Attack on the Soviet Union. The Concept of Greater Space 119
XXIV Scholarly Backing for the Assault on the Eastern Space 126
XXV Preparing for the Extinction of the Jews 131
XXVI Anti-Jewish Research Institutions on German Models in Italy, France, Lithuania, Croatia, Hungary, and Denmark 134
XXVII The Extinction of the Jews in the Eastern Territories Begins. Scholarly Theories Reappearing in Wehrmacht Orders 140
XXVIII The Extinction Procedure until the End of 1941. The Clash between Economic Interest and Political Goals 145
XXIX New Tasks for German Scholarship after Pearl Harbor: Jewry the Link between Plutocracy and Bolshevism 158
Execution of the Program
XXX Jewry - the Only Front on Which Victory Could be Won. Extinction of the Jews in the Government General 163
XXXI New Developments in Racial Science: Refolking vs. Purity of Blood 170
XXXII Refolking the Letts and the Poles 177
XXXIII Splitting Up the Poles: Refolking, Enslavement, Extinction 179
XXXIV Continuing Extinction of the Jews: Revision in Theory, Consistency in Practice 184
XXXV The Scientific Aspects of the Death Factories 195
XXXVI The Jew as a Demon. Belief in Demons and Plain Deceit. Ritual Murder 202
XXXVII The Indoctrination Literature of the Wehrmacht and of the Foreign Ministry 208
XXXVIII Anti-Jewish Research Literature in the Twilight-of-the-Gods Period 214
XXXIX An International Anti-Jewish Congress in 1944 219
XXXX Anti-Semitism an Avowed "Secret Weapon" 235
XXXXI Summary and Conclusions 239
Facsimiles of Excerpts 243
Index of Persons and Institutions 261
Index of Periodicals, Serials, and Publishing Houses 288
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