Hitler's Compromises

Hitler's Compromises

Author: Nathan Stoltzfus

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300220995

Category: History

Page: 416

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History has focused on Hitler’s use of charisma and terror, asserting that the dictator made few concessions to maintain power. Nathan Stoltzfus, the award-winning author of Resistance of Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Germany, challenges this notion, assessing the surprisingly frequent tactical compromises Hitler made in order to preempt hostility and win the German people’s complete fealty. As part of his strategy to secure a “1,000-year Reich,” Hitler sought to convince the German people to believe in Nazism so they would perpetuate it permanently and actively shun those who were out of step with society. When widespread public dissent occurred at home—which most often happened when policies conflicted with popular traditions or encroached on private life—Hitler made careful calculations and acted strategically to maintain his popular image. Extending from the 1920s to the regime’s collapse, this revealing history makes a powerful and original argument that will inspire a major rethinking of Hitler’s rule.

Hitler's Monsters

Hitler's Monsters

Author: Eric Kurlander

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300190373

Category: History

Page: 461

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“A dense and scholarly book about . . . the relationship between the Nazi party and the occult . . . reveals stranger-than-fiction truths on every page.”—Daily Telegraph The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler’s personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though it was, however, supernatural thinking was inextricable from the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Aryan mythology, witchcraft, miracle weapons, and the lost kingdom of Atlantis in reimagining German politics and society and recasting German science and religion. In this eye-opening history, Eric Kurlander reveals how the Third Reich’s relationship to the supernatural was far from straightforward. Even as popular occultism and superstition were intermittently rooted out, suppressed, and outlawed, the Nazis drew upon a wide variety of occult practices and esoteric sciences to gain power, shape propaganda and policy, and pursue their dreams of racial utopia and empire. “[Kurlander] shows how swiftly irrational ideas can take hold, even in an age before social media.”—The Washington Post “Deeply researched, convincingly authenticated, this extraordinary study of the magical and supernatural at the highest levels of Nazi Germany will astonish.”—The Spectator “A trustworthy [book] on an extraordinary subject.”—The Times “A fascinating look at a little-understood aspect of fascism.”—Kirkus Reviews “Kurlander provides a careful, clear-headed, and exhaustive examination of a subject so lurid that it has probably scared away some of the serious research it merits.”—National Review

Hitler's Compromises

Hitler's Compromises

Author: Nathan Stoltzfus

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300217506

Category: History

Page: 430

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VII: "The People Know Where to Find the Leadership's Soft Spot": Air Raid Evacuations, Popular Protest, and Hitler's Soft Strategies -- VIII: Germany's Rosenstrasse and the Fate of Mixed Marriages -- Conclusion -- Afterword on Historical Research: Back to the "Top Down"? -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W

Women Defying Hitler

Women Defying Hitler

Author: Nathan Stoltzfus

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350201576

Category: History

Page: 232

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This timely volume brings together an international team of leading scholars to explore the ways that women responded to situations of immense deprivation, need, and victimization under Hitler's dictatorship. Paying acute attention to the differences that gender made, Women Defying Hitler examines the forms of women's defiance, the impact these women had, and the moral and ethical dilemmas they faced. Several essays also address the special problems of the memory and historiography of women's history during World War II, and the book features standpoints of historians as well as the voices of survivors and their descendants. Notably, this book also serves as a guide for human behaviour under extremely difficult conditions. The book is relevant today for challenging discrimination against women and for its nuanced exploration of the conditions minorities face as outspoken protagonists of human rights issues and as resisters of discrimination. From this perspective the voices being empowered in this book are clear examples of the importance of protest by women in forcing a totalitarian regime to pause and reconsider its options for the moment. In revealing so, Women Defying Hitler ultimately foregrounds that women rescuers and resisters were and are of great continuing consequence.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Author: David Nicholls

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780874369656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 357

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An encyclopedia of topics relationg to the German leader such as his most important collaborators and opponents, his domestic and foreign policies, the use of propaganda, racial persecuation and the Holocaust, and Hitler as a war leader.

Hitler's Gift

Hitler's Gift

Author: Jean Medawar

Publisher: Skyhorse + ORM

ISBN: 9781611459647

Category: History

Page: 277

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The accomplishments of the Jewish scientists who were forced to flee Nazi Germany—including the research that turned the tide of World War II. Between 1901 and 1932, Germany won a third of all the Nobel Prizes for science. But with Hitler’s rise to power, and the introduction of racial laws, Jewish professors were forced to leave their jobs—effectively ending Germany’s fifty-year record of world supremacy in science. Among these more than fifteen hundred refugees were the co-discoverers of penicillin, as well as others who were instrumental in developing the atomic bomb. Based largely on interviews with more than twenty of the surviving refugee scholars, this revelatory book recounts numerous stories of emigration, rescue, and escape, including those of Albert Einstein, Fritz Haber, Leo Szilard, Erwin Schrödinger, Enrico Fermi, among many others. Hitler’s Gift is the story of scientists forced from their homeland, only to revolutionize the world we live in today. “The true story of how [Hitler] may have thrown away victory in WWII.” —Herman Wouk, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Caine Mutiny “Engrossing . . . compellingly chronicles a little-considered aspect of WWII history.” —Publishers Weekly

Communitarian Third Way

Communitarian Third Way

Author: John Hellman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773523766

Category: History

Page: 332

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This is an incisive look at Alexandre Marc's elite Ordre Nouveau movement, one of the earliest and most influential attempts to work with the German youth movements of the 1930s.

Inside Hitler's High Command

Inside Hitler's High Command

Author: Geoffrey P. Megargee

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050009128

Category: History

Page: 327

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A look at the German High Command during World War II challenges the myth that the German Generals could have won the war had Hitler not interfered, and maps out the history and the personalities of the German Command Structure.

Protest in Hitler's “National Community”

Protest in Hitler's “National Community”

Author: Nathan Stoltzfus

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782388258

Category: History

Page: 290

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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.

Weimar Radicals

Weimar Radicals

Author: Timothy Scott Brown

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845459086

Category: History

Page: 225

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Exploring the gray zone of infiltration and subversion in which the Nazi and Communist parties sought to influence and undermine each other, this book offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between two defining ideologies of the twentieth century. The struggle between Fascism and Communism is situated within a broader conversation among right- and left-wing publicists, across the Youth Movement and in the "National Bolshevik" scene, thus revealing the existence of a discourse on revolutionary legitimacy fought according to a set of common assumptions about the qualities of the ideal revolutionary. Highlighting the importance of a masculine-militarist politics of youth revolt operative in both Marxist and anti-Marxist guises, Weimar Radicals forces us to re-think the fateful relationship between the two great ideological competitors of the Weimar Republic, while offering a challenging new interpretation of the distinctive radicalism of the interwar era.

Behind the Angel of History

Behind the Angel of History

Author: Annie Bourneuf

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226816708

Category: Art

Page: 160

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"This short book offers a dazzling new interpretation of Paul Klee's most famous work: his Angelus Novus (1920), which was purchased by Walter Benjamin and became the model for his Angel of History, a figure saturated with Jewish mysticism that he introduces in his "Theses on the Philosophy of History." In 2014 the celebrated American artist R. H. Quaytman made a surprising discovery about Klee's work when she examined it at the Jewish Museum in Israel. She realized that Klee had carefully pasted the Angelus down over another image, a face, leaving just a finger's breadth of it showing. Through forensic science and lots of sleuthing it was determined that face belonged to Martin Luther. Behind the Angel of History tells the story of how Quaytman solved the mystery of who lurks behind Klee's angel. It then plunges into questions about why a face long hidden beneath another picture might matter. The book travels through a tangle of loaded conversations among images-from Klee's Angelus to Benjamin's own drawing of a crucified angel, from Klee's Angelus to Quaytman's own layered panels meditating on its secret"--

Surviving Hitler

Surviving Hitler

Author: Adam LeBor

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110682528

Category: Germany

Page: 338

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The authors here provide a radical new examination of the relationship between the Nazi Party and those it sought to seduce and control.