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The twelve years of the Third Reich casts a dark shadow over history. Fierce debates still rage over many of the hows, whys and wherefores of this perplexing period.

Leading expert on German history, Martin Kitchen, provides a concise, accessible and provocative account of Nazi Germany.  It takes into account the political, social, economic and cultural ramifications, and sets it within the context of the times, while pointing out those ...

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Overview

The twelve years of the Third Reich casts a dark shadow over history. Fierce debates still rage over many of the hows, whys and wherefores of this perplexing period.

Leading expert on German history, Martin Kitchen, provides a concise, accessible and provocative account of Nazi Germany.  It takes into account the political, social, economic and cultural ramifications, and sets it within the context of the times, while pointing out those areas that still defy our understanding.

This lively account addresses major issues such as the reasons for Hitler’s extraordinary popularity, his hold over the German people even when all seemed lost, the role of ideology, the cooption of the elites, and the descent into war for race and space, culminating in the horrors of the holocaust.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317866350
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 424
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Martin Kitchen is Professor of History at Simon Fraser University, Canada and the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on German and European history including Nazi Germany at War (Longman, 1994), Europe Between the Wars (2nd extended edition, Longman, 2006) and A World in Flames: A Concise History of the Second World War in Europe and Asia (Longman, 1990).

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations     ix
Author's acknowledgements     xi
Publisher's acknowledgements     xii
List of maps     xiii
Background     1
The origins of National Socialism     31
Hitler as chancellor     60
Reordering society and the economy     122
The churches and education     164
The arts and propaganda     180
The SA, SS and police     219
Foreign policy     272
The Shoah     304
The war     332
Notes     373
Further reading     379
Index     400
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