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This unique collection brings together extracts from the most innovative and stimulating studies of Nazism, including many forgotten or ignored older works. Nazism looks afresh at the structure, style of rule, and consequences of National Socialism and explores how successive generations of commentators and historians have sought to explain and understand the origins, nature, impact, and legacy of this regime of unprecedented destructiveness. With introductions to each section, to the authors, and a general introduction to the text, Neil Gregor presents a comprehensive coverage of the history and politics of this dramatic political movement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192892812
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/7/2000
  • Series: Oxford Readers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 9.31 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregor Neil is Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Southampton

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Table of Contents

General Introduction 1
1 Germany's Revolution of Destruction 24
2 National Socialism: A Menace 27
3 German Address: A Call to Reason 30
4 The Party 33
5 The Impossibility of Constructive Achievement 36
6 The Third Reich is Here! 38
7 Hitler and Christianity 40
8 The Psychology of Nazism 42
9 Overcoming National Socialism 45
10 Some Causes and Consequences of National Socialism 48
11 The Meaning of Fascism 52
12 On the German Situation 56
13 The German Empire 1871-1918 63
14 The Causes of National Socialism 66
15 What Produces Fascism: Pre-industrial Traditions or a Crisis of Capitalism? 71
16 The Special Path of German History: Myth or Reality? 77
17 The Social Motivation and Fuhrer Bond in National Socialism 81
18 The Nazi Party in Lower Saxony 84
19 The NSDAP as Party and Movement 88
20 The Rise of German Fascism 90
21 The NSDAP: A 'People's Protest Party' 92
22 Stages of the Seizure of Power 95
23 The National Socialist Seizure of Power and German Society 97
24 Why Did in the Weimar Republic Collapse? 100
25 The Crisis of Classical Modernity 102
26 30 January 1933 106
27 The Nazi Seizure of Power 109
28 The Growth of National Socialism in the Countryside 112
29 Toward the Mass Party 115
30 The Abandoned Regulars' Table 118
31 Protestant Rural Milieu and National Socialism prior to 1933 121
32 The Novelty of Totalitarianism 129
33 Ideology and Terror 132
34 Totalitarianism as Concept and Reality 134
35 The Nature of Hitler Fascism 138
36 The Beginning of a New Stage of State Monopoly Development 140
37 The Fascist State: The German Example 142
38 The Dual State 146
39 Behemoth 149
40 The Primacy of Politics 152
41 The Nazi Empire 1938-1944 157
42 The Civil Service in the Third Reich 159
43 State Formation and Political Representation in Nazi Germany 163
44 Administration versus Human Leadership 165
45 The Army and the Third Reich 168
46 The Gleichschaltung of the Armed Forces 171
47 The Wehrmacht in the National Socialist State 174
48 Justice in the Third Reich 177
49 Jews on Trial 180
50 Feudal Aspects of National Socialism 183
51 The Hitler State 186
52 Party and State in the Third Reich 189
53 Cumulative Radicalization and Self-Destruction of the Nazi Regime 191
54 National Socialist Polycracy 194
55 Intention and Explanation 198
56 The State in National Socialist Germany 202
57 Working towards the Fuhrer 206
58 Inventory of Revolutionary Appearance 214
59 Magic and Manipulation 216
60 The Aesthetics of Production in the Third Reich 219
61 Split Consciousness 223
62 The 'Seductive Surface' of the Third Reich 226
63 The Honour of Labour: Industrial Workers and the Power of Symbols under National Socialism 230
64 The Matrix of Totalitarian Imagery: Public Space, the National Socialist Year, and the Generational Cycle 232
65 Resistenz and Resistance 241
66 The Social Bases of Resistenz and Resistance 244
67 Resistance without the People? 246
68 Resistenz or Loyal Reluctance? 248
69 The Gestapo and Social Cooperation: The Example of Political Denunciation 253
70 Mothers in the Fatherland 255
71 Racial Hygiene and Professional Leadership 258
72 The Problem of Motivation Reconsidered 262
73 Death and Deliverance 266
74 Reflections on a Massacre 268
75 The Missing Years: German Workers, German Soldiers 272
76 The Conditions for Genocide 276
77 The Third Reich and Society 282
78 National Socialist Germany and the Social Revolution 284
79 Brown Revolution? 287
80 National Socialism and Modernization 291
81 Persecution and Coordination 294
82 The Concentration Camps as Part of the National Socialist System of Domination 297
83 Racial Policy and Women's Policy 302
84 The Persecution of Homosexuals in Nazi Germany 305
85 Between Resistance and Martyrdom 307
86 Hitler's Foreign Workers 307
87 Soviet Prisoners of War - Mass Deportation - Forced Workers 314
88 Killing Operations 317
89 Children 321
90 The Number of Victims 323
91 Operation Reinhard 326
92 Poland 329
93 The Persecution of Sinti and Roma 331
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