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Nazi Germany

Alan F. Wilt

ISBN: 978-0-882-95910-8 December 1993 Wiley-Blackwell 161 Pages

Description

Begins with a brief sketch of Hitler before turning to the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the Third Reich. A conclusion gives an historiographical assessment of Hitlerian Germany and its place in the 20th century.

Foreword v

Preface ix

1. Hitler and the Rise to Power, 1930-1933 1

Hitler’s Crucial Role 2

The National Socialist Movement 7

Achieving Power 9

2. Party and State, 1933-1936 20

The Nazi Revolution 20

Principles of Nazism 25

The Nazi State 31

3. Economic Polities, 1933-1939 45

Overcoming the Depression 45

The Four-Year Plan 55

The Intentionalist-Functionalist Controversy 62

4. Society, Culture, and Foreign Policy, 1933-1939 65

Social Policy 65

Youth 66

Women 72

The Churches 78

Racism 82

The Debasement of Culture 85

Why National Socialism? 90

Toward War 92

5. Germany During the War, 1939-1945 99

The People’s Response 100

The War Economy 108

The Holocaust 118

Resistance 125

Continuity in German History? 131

Afterword: The Third Reich as History 134

Bibliographical Essay 137

Index 153