The Russian Roots of Nazism: White Emigres and the Making of National Socialism, 1917-1945

The Russian Roots of Nazism: White Emigres and the Making of National Socialism, 1917-1945

by Michael Kellogg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521845122

ISBN-13: 9780521845120

Pub. Date: 03/07/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the overlooked topic of the influence of anti-Bolshevik, anti-Semitic Russian exiles on Nazism. White émigrés contributed politically, financially, militarily, and ideologically to National Socialism. This work refutes the notion that Nazism developed as a peculiarly German phenomenon: it arose primarily from the cooperation

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This book examines the overlooked topic of the influence of anti-Bolshevik, anti-Semitic Russian exiles on Nazism. White émigrés contributed politically, financially, militarily, and ideologically to National Socialism. This work refutes the notion that Nazism developed as a peculiarly German phenomenon: it arose primarily from the cooperation between völkisch (nationalist/racist) Germans and vengeful White émigrés. From 1920–1923, Adolf Hitler collaborated with a conspiratorial far right German-White émigré organization, Aufbau (Reconstruction). Aufbau allied with Nazis to overthrow the German government and Bolshevik rule through terrorism and military-paramilitary schemes. This organization's warnings of the monstrous 'Jewish Bolshevik' peril helped to inspire Hitler to launch an invasion of the Soviet Union and to initiate the mass murder of European Jews. This book uses extensive archival materials from Germany and Russia, including recently declassified documents, and will prove invaluable reading for anyone interested in the international roots of National Socialism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521845120
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/07/2005
Series:
New Studies in European History Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The far right in the German and Russian empires; 2. At the extreme in the Ukraine and in Germany; 3. The Latvian intervention and the Kapp Putsch; 4. The radical right's Aufbau (Reconstruction) in Munich; 5. 'Germany-Russia above everything'; 6. Conspiracies of fire and the sword; 7. 'In quick march to the abyss!'; 8. The four writers of the Apocalypse; 9. Aufbau's legacy to National Socialism; Conclusion.

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