Hitler's Army

Hitler's Army : Soldiers, Nazis and War in the Third Reich

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Although acknowledged as a highly professional military organization, the Wehrmacht has been traditionally exonerated of the crimes attributed to the SS during World War II. However, in this study the author shows how the relentless Nazi propaganda machine produced conscripts for Hitler's army who were fully convinced of his horrific views on "inferior peoples", and that it was these ideas, and not the exigencies of war, that motivated their atrocities. Concentrating on the organized and spontaneous crimes committed against Communist officials and Jews in the Soviet Union, this reappraisal challenges many military theories long thought to be truths.
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  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195068793
  • 9780195068795

About Omer Bartov

About the Author: Omer Bartov is Junior Fellow with the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, and is the author of The Eastern Front, 1941-1945.
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