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Nazi Germany: Confronting the Myths

Nazi Germany: Confronting the Myths

Catherine A. Epstein

ISBN: 978-1-118-29479-6

Jan 2015

256 pages

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$97.95

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Nazi Germany: Confronting the Myths provides a concise and compelling introduction to the Third Reich.  At the same time, it challenges and demystifies the many stereotypes surrounding Hitler and Nazi Germany.

  • Creates a succinct, argument-driven overview for students by using common myths and stereotypes to encourage critical engagement with the subject
  • Provides an up-to-date historical synthesis based on the latest research in the field
  • Argues that in order to fully understand and explain this period of history, we need to address its seeming paradoxes – for example, questioning why most Germans viewed the Third Reich as a legitimate government, despite the Nazis’ criminality
  • Incorporates useful study features, including a timeline, glossary, maps, and illustrations

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List of Illustrations viii

Preface x

1 Germany before 1933 1

2 Hitler and the Nazi Movement 21

3 The Nazi Party-State 45

4 The Racial State 69

5 Nazi Germany in the 1930s: A Popular Regime? 97

6 War and Occupation, 1939–1941 123

7 Genocide 149

8 Total War, 1942–1945 179

Epilogue 211

Abbreviations and Glossary 223

Timeline 225

Index 229