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Kershaw, Ian

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The Nazi dictatorship : problems and perspectives of interpretation by Ian Kershaw( Book )

96 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As an exploration of the interpretational issues that eddy around the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw's Nazi Dictatorship has become a classic account. But if its core remains unchanged, its contents must necessarily reflect both new public controversies and the onrush of fresh research. In the forth edition there are many changes of detail to accommodate this need and substantial rewritings of two chapters. No subject among those dealt with in earlier editions has been the subject of such intensive research - and bringing such rapidly changing interpretations - as 'Hitler and the Jews' and, accordingly, that chapter has been considerably changed. The book's final chapter has also undergone significant revision, to take account of the 'Goldhagen phenomenon', and also to glance back over the changing trends of research on the Third Reich as, with the passing of the generations, Hitler and his regime themselves pass into history."--Jacket
Fateful choices : ten decisions that changed the world, 1940-1941 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews ten decisions made by six major leaders between May 1940 and December 1941 that reshaped human destiny, from Churchill's war cabinet's choice to continue fighting after the German blitzkrieg defeat of France to Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union
Hitler, the Germans, and the final solution by Ian Kershaw( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a comprehensive, multifaceted picture both of the destructive dynamic of the Nazi leadership and of the attitudes and behavior of ordinary Germans as the persecution of the Jews spiraled into total genocide
The end : the defiance and destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the preeminent Hitler biographer, a fascinating and original exploration of how the Third Reich was willing and able to fight to the bitter end of World War II. Countless books have been written about why Nazi Germany lost World War II, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the equally vital question of how and why it was able to hold out as long as it did. The Third Reich did not surrender until Germany had been left in ruins and almost completely occupied. Even in the near-apocalyptic final months, when the war was plainly lost, the Nazis refused to sue for peace. Historically, this is extremely rare. Drawing on original testimony from ordinary Germans and arch-Nazis alike, award-winning historian Ian Kershaw explores this fascinating question in a gripping and focused narrative that begins with the failed bomb plot in July 1944 and ends with the German capitulation in May 1945. Hitler, desperate to avoid a repeat of the "disgraceful" German surrender in 1918, was of course critical to the Third Reich's fanatical determination, but his power was sustained only because those below him were unable, or unwilling, to challenge it. Even as the military situation grew increasingly hopeless, Wehrmacht generals fought on, their orders largely obeyed, and the regime continued its ruthless persecution of Jews, prisoners, and foreign workers. Beneath the hail of allied bombing, German society maintained some semblance of normalcy in the very last months of the war. The Berlin Philharmonic even performed on April 12, 1945, less than three weeks before Hitler's suicide. As Kershaw shows, the structure of Hitler's "charismatic rule" created a powerful negative bond between him and the Nazi leadership- they had no future without him, and so their fates were inextricably tied. Terror also helped the Third Reich maintain its grip on power as the regime began to wage war not only on its ideologically defined enemies but also on the German people themselves. Yet even as each month brought fresh horrors for civilians, popular support for the regime remained linked to a patriotic support of Germany and a terrible fear of the enemy closing in. Based on prodigious new research, Kershaw's The End is a harrowing yet enthralling portrait of the Third Reich in its last desperate gasps."--
To hell and back : Europe, 1914-1949 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Penguin History of Europe series reaches the twentieth century with ... Ian Kershaw's long-anticipated analysis of the pivotal years of World War I and World War II. The European catastrophe, the long continuous period from 1914 to 1949, was unprecedented in human history-- an extraordinarily dramatic, often traumatic, and endlessly fascinating period of upheaval and transformation. This new volume in the ... series offers comprehensive coverage of this tumultuous era. Beginning with the outbreak of World War I through the rise of Hitler and the aftermath of the Second World War, [the author] profiles the key decision makers and the violent shocks of war as they affected the entire European continent and radically altered the course of European history. Kershaw identifies four major causes for this catastrophe: an explosion of ethnic-racist nationalism, bitter and irreconcilable demands for territorial revisionism, acute class conflict given concrete focus through the Bolshevik Revolution, and a protracted crisis of capitalism. [This book] offers [a] study of a period in European history whose effects are still being felt today"
The "Hitler myth" : image and reality in the Third Reich by Ian Kershaw( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kershaw examines how the deification of 'the Fuhrer' and the Nazi's propaganda machine effectively solidified the Third Reich's hold on German culture from the 1920's to 1945
Popular opinion and political dissent in the Third Reich, Bavaria 1933-1945 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

60 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undersøgelse af den bayerske befolknings holdning til Nazismen og den måde, den blev praktiseret på i årene 1933-1945. Undersøgelsen viser, at befolkningen langt fra tog Nazismen til sig og ikke i et omfang, som propagandaministeriet yndede at give indtryk af
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
Making friends with Hitler : Lord Londonderry, the Nazis, and the road to war by Ian Kershaw( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the 7th Marquess of Londonderry, was born to power and command. Scion of one of Britain's most aristocratic families, cousin of Churchill and confidant of the king, owner of vast coal fields and landed estates, married to the doyenne of London's social scene, Londonderry was an ornament to his class, the 0.1 percent of the population who still owned 30 percent of England's wealth as late as 1930. But history has not been kind to "Charley," as the king called him, because, in his own words, he "backed the wrong horse," and a very dark horse indeed: Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. Londonderry was hardly the only British aristocrat to do so, but he was the only Cabinet member to do so, and it ruined him. In a final irony, his grand London house was bombed by the German Luftwaffe in the blitz." "Ian Kershaw is not out to rehabilitate Lord Londonderry but to understand him and to expose why he was made a scapegoat for views that were much more widely held than anyone now likes to think. Through the story of how Lord Londonderry came to be mixed up with the Nazis and how it all went horribly wrong for him, Ian Kershaw shows us that behind the familiar cartoon is a much more complicated and interesting reality, full of miscalculations on both sides, miscalculations that proved to be among the most fateful in history."--Jacket
Stalinism and Nazism : dictatorships in comparison by Moshe Lewin( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The internationally distinguished contributors to this landmark volume represent a variety of approaches to the Nazi and Stalinist regimes. These far-reaching essays provide the raw materials towards a comparative analysis and offer the means to deepen and extend research in the field. The first section highlights similarities and differences in the leadership cults at the heart of the dictatorships. The second section moves to the 'war machines' engaged in the titanic clash of the regimes between 1941 and 1945. A final section surveys the shifting interpretations of successor societies as they have faced up to the legacy of the past. Combined, the essays presented here offer unique perspectives on the most violent and inhumane epoch in modern European history
The Nazis : A Warning From History by Tilman Remme( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use interviews with witnesses and perpetrators, along with archival film and records, to examine how a political party as fundamentally evil as the Nazis could come to power in a modern European nation. Discusses the factors that enabled the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in the economically-devastated Germany of the post-World War I era and looks at the role of ordinary Germans in the Nazi regime. Follows the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, from its early promises through the atrocities and suffering of World War II. Includes segments focusing on the occupation of Poland and on the holocaust and concentration camps, particularly Treblinka
Weimar : why did German democracy fail?( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bolton Priory; the economy of a northern monastery, 1286-1325 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end : Hitler's Germany, 1944-45 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last months of the Second World War were a nightmarish time to be alive. Unimaginable levels of violence destroyed entire cities. Millions died or were dispossessed. By all kinds of criteria it was the end: the end of the Third Reich and its terrible empire but also, increasingly, it seemed to be the end of European civilization itself. In his gripping, revelatory new book Ian Kershaw describes these final months, from the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944 to the German surrender in May 1945. The major question that Kershaw attempts to answer is: what made Germany keep on fighting? In almost every major war there has come a point where defeat has loomed for one side and its rulers have cut a deal with the victors, if only in an attempt to save their own skins. In Hitler's Germany, nothing of this kind happened: in the end the regime had to be stamped out town by town with a level of brutality almost without precedent. As the Allies closed in on every front extraordinary efforts were made by Hitler and his key 'paladins' to keep fighting way beyond the point where any rational plan for victory had vanished. A system based on terror, which had for years ravaged the countries conquered by the Nazis, was now visited on the Germans themselves. Both a highly original piece of research and a gripping narrative, The End makes vivid an era which still deeply scars Europe. It raises the most profound questions about the nature of the Second World War, about the Third Reich and about how ordinary people behave in extreme circumstances. - Publisher
Der Hitler-Mythos : Volksmeinung und Propaganda im Dritten Reich by Ian Kershaw( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in German and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bei der historischen Deutung der nationalsozialistischen Epoche bildet die Zentralfigur Hitlers noch immer den Gegenstand kontroverser Erklärungen. Die Flut neuer Hitlerbiographien vermochte wenig beizutragen zur Klärung der Frage, wie es kommen konnte, dass ein Mann solchen persönlichen und ideologischen Zuschnitts von breiten Schichten des deutschen Volkes mit fast religiöser Inbrunst als Führer verehrt wurde. Die im engen Kontakt mit dem Institut für Zeitgeschichte entstandene Schrift des britischen Historikers Ian Kershaw ist wohl der erste systematische Versuch, nicht die Person Hitlers
Castles in the sky( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving and inspiring factual drama about the pioneering work on radar by a little know team of scientists in the run up to the Second World War. On 26 February 1935, Robert Watson-Watt demonstrated for the first time that aircraft could be detected by bouncing radio waves off them. By the time the war began in 1939, radar stations were dotted along the British coast, tracking aircraft at distances of 100 miles away
Der NS-Staat : Geschichtsinterpretationen und Kontroversen im Überblick by Ian Kershaw( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in German and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Überblick über die Literatur zum Thema Nationalsozialismus. Der Autor skizziert darüber hinaus das Bild der Gesellschaftsgeschichte in den 30er und 40er Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er stellt die verschiedenen Positionen der Forschung zu der Entstehung des Nationalsozialismus in Deutschland dar und geht auf Forschungskontroversen und den Stand der Wissenschaft Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts ein
Hitler 1936 - 1945 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

50 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein epochales Werk, ein Höhepunkt der Geschichtsschreibung.Das auf zwei Bände angelegte Werk des britischen Historikers Ian Kershaw ist beides: eine Biographie Hitlers und eine Geschichte der NS-Zeit. Es untersucht eindrucksvoll die historischen Kräfte, die einen trägen österreichischen Träumer in einen Diktator mit immenser Macht verwandelten. Kershaw vertritt den Standpunkt, dass die Ursachen für Hitlers Macht nicht nur in den Taten des Diktators gesucht werden müssen, sondern auch (und ganz besonders) in den sozialen Verhältnissen eines Staates, der es ihm erlaubte, alle institutionellen und moralischen Grenzen zu überschreiten
Der Führerstaat( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this amazing documentary with rare historical footage, Michael Kloft reconstructs the national socialist state of 1933 in which Hitler succeeds to transform the democracy of Weimar into a dictatorship. There is also an interview with Sir Ian Kershaw
Hitler: 1936-1945, Nemesis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Kershaw was interviewed about his biography Hitler: 1936-1945, Nemesis, published by W.W. Norton and Company. The book seeks to account both for Hitler's terrible mindset and his charismatic appeal and the factors that led to his demise. This second and final volume of a biography of Hitler covers the climax of Nazi power, the reclamation of German-speaking Europe, and the unfolding of the final solution in Poland and Russia until the end. He also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience
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Hitler, the Germans, and the final solution
Alternative Names
Ian Kershaw British historian

Ian Kershaw Brits auteur

Ian Kershaw brytyjski historyk i profesor historii współczesnej

Ian Kershaw englischer Historiker

Ian Kershaw historiador británico

Ian Kershaw historien britannique

Ian Kershaw storico britannico

Kershaw, Ian 1943-

Keršo, Jan 1943-

Kerushō, Ian 1943-

Ίαν Κέρσοου

Кершоу, Ян

Кершоу, Ян британский историк

איאן קרשו

איאן קרשו סופר בריטי

קרשאו, איאן

קרשו, איאן

קרשו, איאן 1943-

إيان كيرشو

إيان كيرشو مؤرخ بريطاني

یان کرشاو تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

카쇼, 이안 1943-

커쇼, 이언 1943-


カーショー, イアン

カーショー, イアン 1943-

ケルショー, イアン


English (341)

German (82)

French (31)

Spanish (15)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (1)

Fateful choices : ten decisions that changed the world, 1940-1941Hitler, the Germans, and the final solutionThe end : the defiance and destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945The "Hitler myth" : image and reality in the Third ReichPopular opinion and political dissent in the Third Reich, Bavaria 1933-1945Making friends with Hitler : Lord Londonderry, the Nazis, and the road to warStalinism and Nazism : dictatorships in comparisonThe Nazis : A Warning From History