Though rarely remembered today, the Nazis occupied the British Channel Islands for much of the Second World War. What would have happened if the Nazis had invaded Britain? How would the British people have responded - with resistance or collaboration? In this study, we begin to find the answers to this age-old question.
Before Browning's 1992 book, most Holocaust scholarship focused either on the experience of the victims or on the Nazi political ideology driving the slaughter. He in stead investigates the men who carried out acts of extreme violence. Who were they? How could they end up committing such unspeakable acts?
First published in 1980, The 'Hitler Myth' is recognized as one of the most important books yet written about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi State. Focusing on what he called the 'history of everyday life,' Kershaw investigated the attitude of the German people toward Hitler.
Selected as a Book of the Year by the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement and The TimesDespite his status as the most despised political figure in history, there have only been four serious biographies of Hitler since the 1930s.
This study of the myth that sustained one of the most notorious dictators, delves into Hitler's powerful hold over the German people. In this work, Ian Kershaw argues that it lay not so much in Hitler's personality or his bizarre Nazi ideology, as in the social and political values of the people.
Part of the trilogy on the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, this final book shows how Germany rushed headlong into destroying itself, shattering an entire continent. It is a history that conjures up a whole society plunged into conflict - tracing events from the invasion of Poland to Hitler's plans for genocide and his eventual suicide.
A tour de force from one of the world's top historians of fascism. Unrivalled in its breadth of coverage, this is not only the first full history of fascism in interwar Europe, but also survey of fascist theory and postwar fascism.
The author found a list of high-ranking German politicians whose Nazi membership files had been secreted between the 1960s and late 1980s. Many of this generation kept quiet about their connection to the Nazi party, or denied it, or pushed it to the back of their minds and forgot all about it. This book tells their hitherto unknown story.
This study places interwar European in its historical context and analyses its relationship with other right-wing authoritarian movements and regimes. It explores Fascism not only in germany and Italy, but across the entire Europen continent.
BETWEEN 1933 AND 1945 MEMBERS OF THREE GROUPS - THE Nazi fascists, Inner Emigration, and Exiles - fought with equal fervor over who could definitively claim to represent the authentically "great German culture," as it was culture that imparted real value to both the state and the individual.
What did Hitler really want to achieve: world domination. In the early twenties, Hitler was working on this plan and from 1933 on, was working to make it a reality. During 1940 and 1941, he believed he was close to winning the war.
Drawing on a huge range of sources, this book recreates the world which first thwarted and then nurtured Hitler in the author's youth, from early childhood to the first successes of the Nazi Party. It charts the rise of Adolf Hitler, from a bizarre misfit in a Viennese dosshouse, to dictatorial leadership.
Contributes to the reassessment of Third Reich cinema by examining it as a social, cultural, economic, and political practice that often conflicted with, contradicted, and compromised the intentions of the Propaganda Ministry. This book emphasises co-development of German and other national cinemas, especially the dominant Hollywood model.
Hitler's rescue of Mussolini was one of the most famous commando operations of the twentieth century. It was also the culmination of the bizarre relationship between Hitler and Mussolini. This book tells the story of Germany's secret six-week operation to find and rescue the prisoner Mussolini and restore him to power.
A biography of Albert Speer, an important figure of the Nazi High Command. An architect and an intellectual, he was seen to be a humane man, but, as Minister for Armaments, how could he not have known about the concentration camps? This book examines such moral issues about Speer and the Nazis.
Looks at the Soviet Union, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, Romania and Hungary and their relationship to Nazi Germany. This book contains seven case studies, which examine themes such as co-operation and resistance, military and economic aid, treatment of Jews, relations with the enemies and the popular sentiment towards Germany.
In the last months of World War II, Hitler ordered destruction across Europe on a massive scale: wrecking towns, ports, industries, museums and railways. Yet a brave few, many of whom paid with their lives, disobeyed Hitler's orders. This book explores some of the great untold mysteries of the war.
Fascism is notoriously hard to define. In the new edition of this Very Short Introduction, Kevin Passmore unravels the paradoxes of one of the most important phenomena in the modern world, to make sense of its ideology and place in the modern world.
While charting in detail Hitler's life from his childhood to the eve of the Second World War against the politics of the times, the author unveils the man behind the public persona: his charming and repulsive traits, his talents and weaknesses, his deep-seated insecurities and murderous passions.
Three years ago Derek Niemann made the chilling discovery that his grandfather Karl had been an officer in the SS. A Nazi in the Family is an illuminating portrayal of how ordinary people can fall into the service of a monstrous regime.
Adolf Hitler was an unlikely leader - fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships, unwilling to debate political issues - and yet he commanded enormous support. So how was it possible that Hitler became such an attractive figure to millions of people?
Looks at a country in thrall to a charismatic dictator. Tracing fascism from its conception to its legacy, this title unpicks why the regime enjoyed so much support among the majority of the Italian people. It examines the extraordinary hold the Duce had on Italy and how he came to embody fascism.
On 30th April 1945 Germany is in chaos... This is the gripping story of Hitler's final hours, as seen through the eyes of those who were with him in the bunker; those fighting in the streets of Germany; and those pacing the corridors of power in Washington, London and Moscow.
Richard Evans was the key expert witness in the David Irving trial in which the judge branded Irving a racist and anti-Semite. Evans explains here how he revealed Irving's methods of historical falsification and demonstrates Irving's connections with far-right Holocaust deniers in the United States
He's been called "America's greatest living tailor" and "the most interesting man in the world." Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face w
Provides a report on living conditions in the concentration camp for Russian authorities. Representing the attempts at fathoming the horrors, this work details the deportation to Auschwitz, selections for work and extermination, everyday life in the camp, and the organization and operation of the gas chambers.
They started as little more than a gang of extremists and thugs, yet in a few years the Nazis had turned Germany into a one-party state and led one of Europe's most advanced nations into moral, physical and cultural ruin and despair. This title explores how the First World War, the Weimar Republic and Great Depression paved the way for Nazi rule.
An exploration of German society and its ingrained anti-semitism that demands a fundamental revision of our thinking about the years 1933-1945. The author aims to show that the perpetrators of the Holocaust were ordinary Germans who were not compelled to kill, but did so willingly and zealously.
Before Hitler seized power in 1933, Germany had been famous for its sophistication and complexity. So how was it possible for a group of ideological obsessives to re-mould it into a one-party state directed at war and race hate? This title explores how Hitler turned Germany from a vibrant democracy into a one-party state.
Fascism was the major political invention of the twentieth century and the source of much of its pain. How can we try to comprehend its allure and its horror? Is it a philosophy, a movement, an aesthetic experience? What makes states and nations become fascist?
Britain is celebrated for having avoided the extremism, political violence and instability that blighted many European countries between the two world wars. But her success was a closer thing than has been realized. This book demonstrates the true spread and depth of fascist beliefs - and the extent to which they were distinctly British.
Fascism is one of the most destructive and influential political movements of the 20th century. This study tackles how fascism is defined, the basis of its appeal and why it took root so successfully in Germany and Italy, but not in France or Britain.