9780520253834

A Concise History of the Third Reich

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520253834

  • ISBN10:

    0520253833

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-17
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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Summary

This well-illustrated, highly accessible book at last gives general readers and students a compact, yet comprehensive and authoritative history of the twelve years of the Third Reich--from political takeover of January 30, 1933 to the German capitulation of May 1945. Originally published to rave reviews in Germany,A Concise History of the Third Reichdescribes the establishment of the totalitarian dictatorship, the domestic and foreign politics of the regime, everyday life and terror in National Socialist Germany, the events leading to World War II and the war itself, various forms of resistance against Hitler, and the Holocaust. The book's extensive illustrations are thoroughly treated as documents that illuminate the visual power of Nazi ideology.

Author Biography

Wolfgang Benz is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technische Universitat Berlin

Table of Contents

Glossaryp. vii
Chronologyp. xi
Major Political Parties in Weimar Germanyp. xv
Seats Won by the Major Parties in National Assembly (1919) and Reichstag Elections (1920-1933)p. xvi
Preface to the German Editionp. xvii
From the First Reich to the Third Reich: A Brief Historical Excursus: An Introduction to the English Editionp. 1
Prologuep. 9
The "National Revolution"p. 20
The Consolidation of Powerp. 35
Crisis and the Triumph of Dictatorshipp. 49
Society in the Nazi Statep. 60
The Hitler Statep. 83
Economic and Social Policyp. 97
Terror and Persecutionp. 113
Discontent and Oppositionp. 121
The Persecution of the Jewsp. 131
The Road to Warp. 155
Daily Life in Wartime Germany and the Radicalization of the Regimep. 171
Total Warp. 190
The Murder of the Jewsp. 213
Resistancep. 234
Collapsep. 250
Epiloguep. 269
Select Bibliographyp. 283
Indexp. 287
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