Protest in Hitler's a National Communitya

Protest in Hitler's a National Communitya : Popular Unrest and the Nazi Response

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That Hitler's Gestapo harshly suppressed any signs of opposition inside the Third Reich is a common misconception. This book presents studies of public dissent that prove this was not always the case. It examines circumstances under which "racial" Germans were motivated to protest, as well as the conditions determining the regime's response. Workers, women, and religious groups all convinced the Nazis to appease rather than repress "racial" Germans. Expressions of discontent actually increased during the war, and Hitler remained willing to compromise in governing the German Volk as long as he thought the Reich could salvage victory.
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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785337335
  • 9781785337338
  • 2,940,956

Table of contents

List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction: Nazi Responses to Popular Protest in the Reich; Nathan Stoltzfus; Chapter 1. Aspects of German Procedures in the Holocaust; Gerhard L. Weinberg; Chapter 2. Women and Protest in Wartime Nazi Germany; Jill Stephenson; Chapter 3. The Demonstrations in Support of the Evangelical Land Bishop Hans Meiser: a Successful Protest against the Nazi Regime?; Christiane Kuller; Chapter 4. The Catholic Church, Bishop von Galen and 'Euthanasia'; Winfried Suess; Chapter 5. The Possibilities of Protest in the Third Reich: The Witten Demonstration in Context; Julie Torrie; Chapter 6. The 'Legend' of Women's Resistance in the Rosenstrasse; Katharina von Kellenbach; Chapter 7. Auschwitz, the 'Fabrik-Aktion', Rosenstrasse: A Plea for a Change of Perspective; Joachim Neander; Chapter 8. The 1943 Rosenstrasse Protest and the Churches; Antonia Leugers; Chapter 9. Protest and Aftermath: Popular Protest in Nazi German History; Nathan Stoltzfus; Afterword: Protest and Resistance; David Clay Large; APPENDIX: TRANSLATED DOCUMENTS; Appendix I: The Situation of the "Mischlinge" in Germany, Mid-March 1943, by Gerhard Lehfeldt; Appendix II: Decree Regarding the Removal of Jews from Frankfurt/Oder Factories, February 25, 1943; Appendix III: April 1, 1943 OSS document identifying Protest in Berlin with the Interruption of Deportation of Jews; Appendix IV: Translated Excerpts from the Diaries of Joseph Goebbels, Die Tagebuecher von Joseph Goebbels, ed. Elke Froelich (Munich: K.G. Saur); Appendix V: Excerpts from testimonies of women who protested for their Jewish husbands in response to a request from the Berlin Bureau of Reparations, 1955.; Appendix VI: Excerpts of Individual Sections and Paragraphs from Legal Texts and Ordinances (1933-1941); Appendix VII: RSHA Guidelines for Deportation to Auschwitz, Berlin, February 20, 1943; Appendix VIII: Documents of the SS at Auschwitz from early March 1943 indicating their "pull" for workers from Berlin and their expectation that more working Jews (intermarried) would be sent from Berlin; Appendix IX: Documents in response to the Witten Protest and from 1944 indicating Hitler's continuing refusal to use force against "racial" civilians who refused to follow regime guidelines for evacuating bombed areas.; Appendix X: Excerpts from the recent German press representing controversies about public protest by ordinary Germans in the Third Reich.; Select Bibliography; Index
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"Protest in Hitler's National Community: Popular Unrest and the Nazi Response is comprised of nine erudite and instructive articles that are impressively written works of seminal scholarship... [It] is strongly recommended for academic library 20th-Century German History reference collections in general, and Nazi History supplemental studies reading lists in particular." * Midwest Book Review
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About Nathan Stoltzfus

Nathan Stoltzfus is Rintels Professor of Holocaust Studies at Florida State University. His most recent publication, co-edited with Henry Friedlander, is Nazi Crimes and the Law (Cambridge University Press, 2008).; Birgit Maier-Katkin is Associate Professor of German at Florida State University. She is author of Silence and Acts of Memory: A Postwar Discourse on Literature, History, Anna Seghers, and Women in the Third Reich (Bucknell University Press, 2007).
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