Life in the Third Reich / Edition 1

Life in the Third Reich / Edition 1

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by Richard Bessel
     
 

Even today, the Third Reich—the regime that instigated the most destructive war in modern history—evokes powerful images of fascination and horror. Yet how were the lives of the ordinary German people of the 1930s and '40s affected by the politics of Hitler and his followers? Looking beyond the catalog of events, this intriguing book reveals that daily

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Even today, the Third Reich—the regime that instigated the most destructive war in modern history—evokes powerful images of fascination and horror. Yet how were the lives of the ordinary German people of the 1930s and '40s affected by the politics of Hitler and his followers? Looking beyond the catalog of events, this intriguing book reveals that daily German life involved a complex mixture of bribery and terror; of fear and concessions; of barbarism and appeals to conventional moral values employed by the Nazis to maintain their grip on society. Eight leading historians present essays that shed fresh light on topics as familiar as the role of political violence in Nazi seizure of power and the German view of Hitler himself. It also focuses on lesser-known aspects of life in the Third Reich, such as village life, the treatment of "social outcasts," and the Germans' own retrospective view of this period of their history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192802101
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
737,646
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Richard Bessel
2. Political Violence and the Nazi Seizure of Power, Richard Bessel
3. Village Life in Nazi Germany, Gerhard Wilke
4. Youth in the Third Reich, Detlev Peukert
5. Hitler and the Germans, Ian Kershaw
6. The Nazi State Reconsidered, Michael Geyer
7. Nazi policy against the Jews, William Carr
8. Social Outcasts in the Third Reich, Jeremy Noakes
9. Good Times, Bad Times: Memories of the Third Reich, Ulrich Herbert

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