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?
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.
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.
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.
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?