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 book examines how Nazism took shape in the classroom and offers a compelling new analysis of Nazi educational policy. The author convincingly argues that in order to understand National Socialism, we need to understand its policies on youth.
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.
The SS Officer's Armchair is the story of what happened next, as Daniel Lee follows the trail of cold calls, documents, coincidences and family secrets, to uncover the life of one Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart.
As the Nazis staged their takeover in 1933, instances of antisemitic violence began to soar. Hermann Beck examines the types of antisemitic violence experienced in the prelude to the Holocaust, as well as the reactions of the German institutions and elites who still had some capacity to protest these Nazi attacks, but often chose to remain silent.
Mussolini in myth and memory. Paul Corner looks at the brutal reality of the Italian dictator's fascist regime and confronts the nostalgia for dictatorial rule evident today in many European countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.