The Nazi Seizure of Power

The Nazi Seizure of Power : The Experience of a Single German Town 1922-45

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Intended as a comprehensive, balanced study of the effects of the Nazi Party on the ordinary Germans themselves, William Allen's study of the records of a small town in Saxony is aimed at revealing how the Nazis were able to plunge a civilized society into a nihilistic dictatorship.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 19mm | 279g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0140239685
  • 9780140239683

Table of contents

Part 1 The death of democracy - 1922 to January 1933: the setting; the anatomy of the town; enter the Nazis; exploiting victory; authoritarians unite; the depths of the Depression; political crescendo; things fall apart; the last winter. Part 2 Introducing the dictatorship - January 1933 to May 1945: the last elections; the uses of electoral success; the terror system; whipping up enthusiasm; the atomization of society; the positive aspect; reaction and resistance; from enthusiasm to ritual; the great justification; life in the Third Reich. Appendices: a descriptive list of individuals interviewed for this book; tables; the Northeim NSDAP.
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