Seduced By Hitlerby Adam LeBor
Pub. Date: 02/01/2004
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Drawing on new research and recently declassified documents, authors Adam LeBor, author of Hitler's Secret Bankers, and Roger Boyes, The Times of London correspondent in Berlin, reveal a tapestry of ordinary lives lived under extraordinary circumstances-ranging from subversion and confrontation to passive acceptance and eager complicity.
Seduced by Hitler shows in startling detail how almost every waking hour of Hitler's reign offered insidious choices-from degrees of compromise to outright resistance-to the average German in their interactions with each other and the regime, whether at work, home or leisure.
It may seem impossible to explain how an entire nation could allow itself to be seduced by a man such as Adolf Hitler. By examining the everyday lives of Germans under Nazi rule, the authors propose an explanation more complex, strange and morally ambiguous than one might imagine. In doing so, they bring to life the steady decline in national morality in the Third Reich as the German people let themselves be taken in by Hitler.
"A macabrely fascinating work...recommended."-Booklist
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Table of Contents
One: From Cradle to Grave -22
Two: The Führer and His People -51
Three: The Führer and His Women -75
Four: The Führer and His Generals -92
Five: The Triumph of Kitsch -101
Six: From Boardroom to Birkenau -129
Seven: Occupiers and Occupied -165
Eight: Rescuers and Rescued -205
Nine: Neutral Collaboration -240
Ten: Impossible Choices -274
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This book should be mandatory reading for students of European history, especially those whose interest evolves around WWII. It provides a very esoteric perspective into the social mechanics wielded by Hitler to achieve a renewed sense of nationalism and implement his master plan.
I found this book informative and fascinating. The authors do a great job at talking about specific social situations and choices that were made on the micro level. They discussed both those small decisions that contributed to the holocaust and those small decisions that showed resistance (and of course some of the larger ones but this is mostly about individuals). Very interesting! This book was very interesting and I actually found a lot of inspiration as well as education.