In the early hours of 22 June 1941 units of the Wehrmacht began to pour into the Soviet Union. They were embarking on an undertaking long planned by Adolf Hitler. Since the 1920s National Socialist doctrine had largely been determined by an intense hatred and hostility towards not only the Jews but also towards Bolshevism. This ideology, Lorna Waddington argues, had been identified by Hitler and his acolytes as the political poison concocted by the Jews in an attempt to impose, as he saw it, their own tyrannical domination across the globe.
'Hitler's Crusade' provides a detailed analysis of this crucial dimension to Hitler's Weltanschauung, exploring the little-known activities of the Antikomintern, as well as offering fresh interpretations and new insights on well-documented events. 'Hitler's Crusade' provides the definitive analysis of Hitler's attitude towards Bolshevism, the destruction of which he was still describing in early 1945 as the raison d'être of the Nazi movement.
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About the Author
Lorna Waddington is Lecturer in International History at the University of Leeds.
Table of Contents
The Road to Moscow: 'Jewish-Bolshevism' and the Impact of Nazi Ideology on the Development of Foreign Policy
• 'Spreading the Word': Hitler, the Great Powers and the International Bolshevik Conspiracy, 1931-33
• The Reorientation of German Ostpolitik: Russia, Poland and the Eastern Pact, 1933-3
• An Anglo-German Vanguard against Bolshevism? Hitler's Quest for British Co-operation against Russia, 1933-35
• Anti-Bolshevism and the Mobilization of Allies, 1933-36
• The Mobilization of Propaganda, 1934-36
• The Failure of Hitler's Anti-Bolshevik Appeal, 1936
• Politics and Propaganda in the 'Year of Awareness', 1937
• Hitler, the Hossbach Conference and the Crises of 1938-39
• The Ebb and Flow of Anti-Bolshevism, 1939-40
• The Primacy of Ideology: Hitler, Operation Barbarossa and the Eradication of Bolshevism, 1940-43
• Goebbels, the Antikomintern and the Propaganda Onslaught against Bolshevism, 1941-43
• Occupation and Co-operation: Russians and Europeans against Bolshevism, 1941-43
• Overview and Epilogue