A Great Effusion of Blood?
Author: Mark D. Meyerson, Daniel Thiery, Oren Falk
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Exploring the issue from both historical and literary perspectives, the contributors examine violence in a broad variety of genres, places, and times, such as the Late Antique lives of the martyrs, Islamic historiography, Anglo-Saxon poetry and Norse sagas, and more.
A balanced and comprehensive study of Nazi agricultural policies and German agriculture between 1930 and 1939. The author gives a full account of the decisive rural support for the Nazi party during this period and describes how the Nazi agrarian ideology was developed to gain mass support.
Author: Peter Longerich
Publisher: Random House
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE TELEGRAPH â€˘ From renowned German Holocaust historian Peter Longerich comes the definitive one-volume biography of Adolf Hitlerâ€™s malevolent minister of propaganda. In life, and in the grisly manner of his death, Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitlerâ€™s most loyal acolytes. By the end, no one in the Berlin bunker was closer to the FĂĽhrer than his devoted Reich minister for public enlightenment and propaganda. But how did this clubfooted son of a factory worker rise from obscurity to become Hitlerâ€™s most trusted lieutenant and personally anointed successor? In this ground-breaking biography, Peter Longerich sifts through the historical recordâ€”and thirty thousand pages of Goebbelsâ€™s own diary entriesâ€”to provide the answer to that question. Longerich, the first historian to make use of the Goebbels diaries in a biographical work, engages and challenges the self-serving portrait the propaganda chief left behind. Spanning thirty years, the diaries paint a chilling picture of a man driven by a narcissistic desire for recognition who found the personal affirmation he craved within the virulently racist National Socialist movement. Delving into the mind of his subject, Longerich reveals how Goebbelsâ€™s lifelong search for a charismatic father figure inexorably led him to Hitler, to whom he ascribed almost godlike powers. This comprehensive biography documents Goebbelsâ€™s ascent through the ranks of the Nazi Party, where he became a member of the FĂĽhrerâ€™s inner circle and launched a brutal campaign of anti-Semitic propaganda. Though endowed with near-dictatorial control of the mediaâ€”film, radio, press, and the fine artsâ€”Longerichâ€™s Goebbels is a man dogged by insecurities and beset by bureaucratic infighting. He feuds with his bitter rivals Hermann GĂ¶ring and Alfred Rosenberg, unsuccessfully advocates for a more radical line of â€śtotal war,â€ť and is thwarted in his attempt to pursue a separate peace with the Allies during the waning days of World War II. This book also reveals, as never before, Goebbelsâ€™s twisted personal lifeâ€”his mawkish sentimentality, manipulative nature, and voracious sexual appetite. A harrowing look at the life of one of historyâ€™s greatest monsters, Goebbels delivers fresh insight into how the Nazi message of hate was conceived, nurtured, and disseminated. This complete portrait of the man behind that message is sure to become a standard for historians and students of the Holocaust for decades to come. Praise for Goebbels â€śPeter Longerich . . . has delved into rarely accessed material from his subjectâ€™s diaries, which span thirty years, to paint a remarkable portrait of the man who became one of Hitlerâ€™s most trusted lieutenants.â€ťâ€”The Daily Telegraph Praise for Heinrich Himmler â€śThere have been several studies of this enigmatic man, but Peter Longerichâ€™s massive biography, grounded in exhaustive study of the primary sources, is now the standard work and must stand alongside Ian Kershawâ€™s Hitler, Ulrich Herbertâ€™s Best and Robert Gerwarthâ€™s Hitlerâ€™s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich as one of the landmark Nazi biographies. As the author of a celebrated study of the Holocaust, Longerich is better able than his predecessors to situate Himmler within the vast machinery of genocide. And he brings to his task a gift for capturing those mannerisms that are the intimate markers of personality.â€ťâ€”London Review of Books â€ś[An] excellent and comprehensive biography.â€ťâ€”The New York Review of Books From the Hardcover edition.
Describes how Henry Ford promoted his anti-Semitic views in "The Dearborn Independent" and other publications and examines the response of the Jewish community in America as well as Ford's impact on the spread of anti-Semitism in Europe before World War II.
A Handbook of Dates
Author: Michael Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is a revised version of an unrivalled small reference work for working historians.
Author: Albert Speer
These prison diaries of Hitler's chief architect and Minister of Armament and War Production couple a record of his 20 year incarceration in Spandau Prison along with Hess, Shirach, Doenitz, et al. with his recollections of the Third Reich.
The Hitler State
Author: Martin Broszat
Interpretative study of the Hitler state now available in English. An important contribution to the study of totalitarian states.
Author: Bradley F. Smith
The Dual State
Author: Ernst Fraenkel, Edith Lowenstein
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
An Unsparing Analysis of the Legal Principles and Constitutional Developments of the Third Reich This classic study is widely considered one of the finest analyses of totalitarianism. It was written in Germany in the late 1930s and completed in the United States in 1940, where Fraenkel lived after fleeing the Nazis in 1938. The title derives from Fraenkel's thesis that National Socialism divided the law into two co-existing areas. The first of these, The Normative State, protects the legal order as expressed in statutes, decisions of courts and the activities of administrative agencies. Its counterpart is the Prerogative State, which is governed by the party. It exercised "unlimited arbitrariness and violence unchecked by any legal guarantees" (xiii). As a detailed record of what has happened to the Rechtstaat under totalitarian auspices, this book is without rival.--Fritz Morstein Marx, Harvard Law Review 54 (1940-1941), 1267 Several scholars have published authoritative descriptions of the German political and legal system. Fraenkel's book differs from its predecessors in so far as it represents, to the reviewer, the first attempt to provide a theoretical analysis of the German legal order. --Otto Kirchheimer, Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 3 (Sep., 1941), 434-436 Ernst Fraenkel [1898-1975], the renowned political scientist, is widely considered the father of the theory of pluralism in Germany. He served in the German Army during the First World War from 1914 to 1918, worked as a labor lawyer with the left-wing political activist Franz Leopold Neumann, and as a Social Democrat and a Jew, fled Germany to the United Kingdom in 1938, and then to the United States in 1939. It is said that the manuscript of this book traveled ahead as contraband. He served as legal counsel to Korea before returning to Germany in 1951. In 1963 he founded The John F. Kennedy Institute in Berlin. CONTENTS Preface Introduction PART I THE LEGAL SYSTEM OF THE DUAL STATE CH. I. The Prerogative State CH. II. The Limits of the Prerogative State CH. III. The Normative State PART II THE LEGAL THEORY OF THE DUAL STATE CH. I. The Repudiation of Rational Natural Law by National-Socialism CH. II. The National-Socialist Campaign Against Natural Law CH. III. National-Socialism and Communal Natural Law PART III THE LEGAL REALITY OF THE DUAL STATE CH. I. The Legal History of the Dual State CH. II. The Economic Background of the Dual State CH. III. The Sociology of the Dual State Abbreviations Notes Appendix Table of Cases Index
Author: Margaret Lavinia Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In fifteen incisive profiles, Joachim Fest, one of the greatest authorities on the Third Reich, offers a compelling and definitive examination of the lives of the most infamous Nazi leaders: the dark powers behind Hitler's throne. They include Hermann Goering: Hitler's designated successor and issuer of orders for the Final Solution; Joseph Goebbels: Reichsminister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda and the Kristallnacht mastermind; Heinrich Himmler: ReichsfĂĽhrer of the SS, responsible for the deaths of more than six million Jews; Martin Bormann: Hitler's private secretary, who wielded power by controlling access to the FĂĽhrer; Rudolph Hess: Deputy of the Nazi Party who was tried at Nuremberg and controversially imprisoned for life; Albert Speer: "the Nazi who said sorry"; and of course, Hitler himself.
The Nazi Elite
Author: Ronald M. Smelser, Rainer Zitelmann
Publisher: Palgrave Schol, Print UK
This volume addresses critical issues concerning 22 prominent figures in the Nazi Party and the NS regime, including their social origins, their experiences in World War I, how they came to join the Nazi Party, the role played by ideology in motivating them, their relationship with Hitler and with other NS leaders, and their historical importance for the NSDAP and the NS regime.