Hitler and Nazi Germany: The Seduction of a Nation

Hitler and Nazi Germany: The Seduction of a Nation


By (author) R. Johnson, Edited by Dr. Graham Lawler

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  • Publisher: Aber Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 240mm x 16mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Abergele
  • ISBN 10: 1842850636
  • ISBN 13: 9781842850633
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 685,967

Product description

Who else wants to know how Hitler seduced a nation? This book is designed for anybody studying twentieth-century German history, whether as a starting point for a course or as a study or revision guide. Fully updated and revised to take account of the latest research, this new edition gives a succinct explanation of Hitler and Nazi rule. This book explains: the significance of the Weimar Republic and Hitler's early life; why the Nazi propaganda machine was so effective; the five stages in the persecution of the Jews; how Hitler used legal means to destroy democracy; the aims of the Nazi economic programme; and, the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Author information

Dr Robert Johnson is an emerging voice in history. Formerly a lecturer at Richard Huish College in Taunton, Somerset, he led the department to unparalleled success. He now teaches at Oxford University and is married; he and his wife have two infant children. A former British Army officer, he enjoys leading summer mountaineering expeditions.

Table of contents

1 Hitler, History and the Historians The significance of Hitler in History Hitler's early life The Weimar republic and the early history of the Nazi Party 2 Hitler's Ideas The historical controversy on the origins of Nazism 3 The Nazis Rise to power Why the Nazis adopted a parliamentary path to power The Nazi breakthrough in the elections How Hitler intrigued with the elites to become Chancellor 4 The Nazi Seizure of Power How Hitler destroyed democracy by legal means Historical controversies on the rise of the Nazis 5 The National Socialist State How Hitler's dictatorship worked The historical controversy on Hitler as a strong or weak dictator 6 Nazi Propaganda and Social Policy How the Nazis controlled society The attempted regeneration of German society The effectiveness of Nazi propaganda themes and techniques 7 The Nazi Economic Programme The aims of the Nazi economic programme The failures and the effects of Nazi economic policy The historical controversy surrounding Nazi economic policy 8 Anti-Semitism and Persecution Stages in the persecution of the Jews The persecution of other minorities The historical controversy surrounding Nazi persecution 9 Opposition and Resistance The terror of the SS and concentration camps The weaknesses of the opposition groups The Churches and their collaboration and resistance 10 The Foreign Policy of the Third Reich Foreign policy 1933-39 and fulfilment of ideology Historical controversy on the causes of the war The war in the West The war in the East Other theatres of operations The German homefront 11 Euthanasia and Holocaust The rationales of the policy The T4 programme and its 'success' The historical controversy of euthanasia The 'straight road' to Auschwitz 12 The Defeat of Germany The war in the West The war in the East The fall of Berlin Appendix: Answers to Document Questions Further Reading Useful Internet Sites Index