Responses to Nazism in Britain, 1933-1939: Before War and Holocaust

Responses to Nazism in Britain, 1933-1939: Before War and Holocaust

by D. Stone


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This book examines the large and previously-neglected body of literature on Nazism that was produced in the years 1933-1939. Shifting attention away from high politics or appeasement, it reveals that a remarkably wide range of responses were available to the reading public. From sophisticated philosophical analyses of Nazism to pro-Nazi apologias, the book shows how Nazism informed debates over culture and politics in Britain, and how, before the war, and the Holocaust made Nazism anathema it was often discussed in ways that seem surprising today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137022455
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/09/2003
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dan Stone is in the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Responding to Nazism, 1933-19391
Part IExplanations Pro and Contra
1The Energy of Nihilism: Understanding the Appeal of Nazism17
2Predicting War? The Place of War in Interpretations of Nazism, 1933-193945
3The Quintessence of Nazism? The Third Reich and the Jews, 1933-193979
Part IIThe Cultural Politics of the British Right
4The Reasons of the Intellectuals113
5The British Far Right and the Back-to-the-Land Movement148
6The English Array, the BUF and the Dilemmas of British Fascism166

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