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Gellately, Robert 1943-

Works: 72 works in 392 publications in 12 languages and 12,784 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Sources  Case studies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: DD256.5, 943.086
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Gellately
The specter of genocide : mass murder in historical perspective( )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 2,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays by leading international experts offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analysis of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts, with a focus on the twentieth century. The book contains studies of the Armenian genocide, the victims of Stalinist terror, the Holocaust, and imperial Japan. Several authors explore colonialism and address the fate of the indigenous peoples in Africa, North America, and Australia. As well, there is extensive coverage of the post-1945 period, including the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Bali, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, East Timor, and Guatemala. The book emphasizes the importance of comparative analysis and theoretical discussion, and it raises new questions about the difficult challenges for modernity constituted by genocide and other mass crimes."--Jacket
Backing Hitler : consent and coercion in Nazi Germany by Robert Gellately( Book )

62 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using primary evidence, the author reveals the social consensus behind the Nazi regime and persecution of racial minorities & social outsiders. Debate still rages over how much ordinary Germans knew about the concentration camps and the Gestapo's activities during Hitler's reign. Now, in this well-documented and provocative volume, historian Robert Gellately argues that the majority of German citizens had quite a clear picture of the extent of Nazi atrocities, and continued to support the Reich to the bitter end. Culling chilling evidence from primary news sources and citing dozens of case studies, Gellately shows how media reports and press stories were an essential dimension of Hitler's popular dictatorship. Indeed, a vast array of material on the concentration camps, the violent campaigns against social outsiders, and the Nazis' radical approaches to law and order was published in the media of the day, and was widely read by a highly literate population of Germans. Hitler, Gellately reveals, did not try to hide the existence of the Gestapo or of concentration camps. Nor did the Nazis try to cow the people into submission. Instead they set out to win converts by building on popular images, cherished ideals, and long-held phobias. And their efforts succeeded, Gellately concludes, for the Gestapo's monstrous success was due, in large part, to ordinary German citizens who singled out suspected enemies in their midst, reporting their suspicions and allegations freely and in a spirit of cooperation and patriotism. Extensively documented, highly readable and illustrated with never-before-published photographs, Backing Hitler convincingly debunks the myth that Nazi atrocities were carried out in secret. From the rise of the Third Reich well into the final, desperate months of the war, the destruction of innocent lives was inextricably linked to the will of the German people. The Nazis never won a majority in free elections, but soon after Hitler took power most Germans turned away from democracy and backed the Nazi regime. Hitler was able to win growing support even as he established the Gestapo and concentration camps. Yet for over fifty years historians have disputed what the German people knew about these camps and in what ways they were involved in the persecution of race enemies, slave workers, and social outsiders. In this ground-breaking study of Nazi terror within Germany, Robert Gellately finally answers these questions. The author exposes once and for all the substantial consent and active participation of large numbers of ordinary Germans in the terror. He shows that rather than hide their racist and repressive campaigns from the German people the Nazis trumpeted them in the national papers and on the streets. He reveals how they drew on popular images, cherished German ideals, and long held phobias to win converts to their cause. Tracing the story from 1933 to its grim conclusion in 1945, he demonstrates how war and the prospect of defeat radicalized Nazism. As the country spiralled towards defeat, Germans for the most part held on stubbornly. For anyone who dared contemplate surrender or resistance, terror became the order of the day
The Nuremberg interviews by Leon Goldensohn( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler : the age of social catastrophe by Robert Gellately( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ambitious book tells the story of the great social and political catastrophe that enveloped Europe between 1914 and 1945--a period of almost continuous upheaval, with two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Holocaust, and the Third Reich. Historian Gellately argues that these tragedies are inextricably linked and that to consider them as discrete events is to misunderstand their genesis and character. Central to the catastrophe, of course, were Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, and this book makes use of recently opened sources to explain how these dictators' pursuit of utopian--and dreadfully flawed--ideals led only to dystopian nightmare. Gellately argues that most comparative studies of the Soviet and Nazi dictatorships are undermined by neglecting the key importance of Lenin. Rejecting the myth of the "good" Lenin, the book provides a convincing social-historical account of all three dictatorships.--From publisher description
Stalin's curse : battling for communism in war and Cold War by Robert Gellately( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a chilling, riveting account based on newly released Russian documentation that reveals Joseph Stalin's true motives -- and the extent of his enduring commitment to expanding the Soviet empire -- during the years in which he seemingly collaborated with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and the capitalist West. At the Big Three conferences of World War II, Stalin persuasively played the role of a great world leader. Even astute observers like George F. Kennan concluded that the United States and Great Britain should view Stalin as a modern-day tsarist-like figure whose primary concerns lay in international strategy and power politics, not in ideology. Now Robert Gellately uses recently uncovered documents to make clear that, in fact, the dictator was an unwavering revolutionary merely biding his time, determined as ever to establish Communist regimes across Europe and beyond, and that his actions during these years (and the poorly calculated Western responses) set in motion what would eventually become the Cold War. Gellately takes us behind the scenes. We see the dictator disguising his political ambitions and prioritizing the future of Communism, even as he pursued the war against Hitler. Along the way, the ascetic dictator's Machiavellian moves and bouts of irrationality kept the Western leaders on their toes, in a world that became more dangerous and divided year by year. Exciting, deeply engaging, and shrewdly perceptive, Stalin's Curse is an unprecedented revelation of the sinister machinations of the Soviet dictator. - Publisher
The Gestapo and German society : enforcing racial policy, 1933-1945 by Robert Gellately( Book )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the everyday operations of the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police. It looks at the three-way interaction between the police, the German people and the enforcement of Hitler's policies, as an example of popular participation in the operations of institutions such as the Gestapo
Social outsiders in Nazi Germany by Nathan Stoltzfus( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For example, was the persecution of Jews the direct result of intense, widespread anti-Semitism, or was it part of a more encompassing and arbitrary persecution of "unwanted populations" that intensified with the war? The collection overall offers a nuanced portrayal of German citizens, showing that many supported the Third Reich while some tried to resist, and that the war radicalized social thinking on nearly everyone's part. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Frank Bajohr, Omer Bartov, Doris L. Bergen, Richard J. Evans, Henry Friedlander, Geoffrey J. Giles, Marion A. Kaplan, Sybil H. Milton, Alan E. Steinweis, Annette F. Timm, and Nikolaus Wachsmann
The Oxford illustrated history of the Third Reich by Robert Gellately( Book )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age thirty in 1919, Adolf Hitler had no accomplishments. He was a rootless loner, a corporal in a shattered army, without money or prospects. A little more than twenty years later, in autumn 1941, he directed his dynamic forces against the Soviet Union, and in December, the Germans were at the gates of Moscow and Leningrad. At that moment, Hitler appeared - however briefly - to be the most powerful ruler on the planet. Given this dramatic turn of events, it is little wonder that since 1945 generations of historians keep trying to explain how it all happened. This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the complex history of the Third Reich, from the coming to power of the Nazis in 1933 to the final collapse in 1945. Using paintings, propaganda images, and a host of other such materials from a wide range of sources, including official documents, the cinema, as well as the photography of contemporary amateurs, foreigners, and the Allied armies, it distils our ideas about the period and provides a balanced and accessible account of the whole era"--Book jacket
The politics of economic despair : shopkeepers and German politics 1890-1914 by Robert Gellately( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and German and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intense competition despite an expanding retail market, led German shopkeepers to look for political solutions to their problems. In an epilogue, this work explains why many later looked to the Nazi party for help
Hitler's true believers : how ordinary people became Nazis by Robert Gellately( Book )

8 editions published in 2020 in English and Polish and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What paths did true believers take to Nazism? Why did they join what was initially a small, extremist, and often violent movement on the fringes of German politics? When the party began its election campaigning after 1925, why did people vote for it only grudgingly, though in the Great Depression years, make it the largest in the country? Even then, many millions withheld their support, as they would, if covertly, in the Third Reich. Were the recruits simply converted by hearing a spell-binding Hitler speech? Or did they find their own way to National Socialism? How was this all-embracing theory applied in the Third Reich after 1933 and into the catastrophic war years? To what extent did people internalize or consume the doctrine of National Socialism, or reject it? In the first half of the book I examine how ordinary people became Nazis, or at least supported the party and voted for it in elections down to 1933. We need to remember, that Hitler squeaked into power with the help of those in positions of power who wanted to get rid of democracy, "forever." Into the Third Reich I trace how the regime applied its teachings to major domestic and foreign political events, racial persecution, and cultural developments, including in art and architecture, and how people reacted or behaved in that context. This story begins with a focus on Hitler. Like millions of others after Germany's lost war, he was psychologically adrift, searching for answers, and some kind of political salvation. How did he find the tiny fringe group, the German Workers' Party (DAP), that he and a few others transformed in 1920 into the imposing-sounding National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), or Nazi Party? Insofar as Hitler had fixed ideas at the end of the Great War in 1918, high on the list was nationalism, in spite of the aspersions cast against it by mutinous sailors and rebellious soldiers tired of the fighting. Some aspects of what became his doctrine or ideology, stemmed from the cluster of ideas, resentments, and passions widely shared in Germany at that time. His views and those of his comrades also reflected the fact that Germany was already a nation with a great deal of egalitarianism baked into its political culture. Almost without exception, the Nazis emphasized all kinds of socialist attitudes, to be sure a socialism "cleansed" of international Marxism and communism. Indeed, when he looked back from 1941, Hitler said of the NSDAP in the 1920s, that "ninety percent of it was made up by left-wing people." He also thought it was "decisive" that he had recognized early in his career that solving the social question was essential, and he insisted that he hated the closed world in which he grew up, where social origins determined a person's chances in life"--
Accusatory practices : denunciation in modern European history, 1789-1989( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Gestapo und die deutsche Gesellschaft die Durchsetzung der Rassenpolitik 1933 - 1945 by Robert Gellately( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hingeschaut und weggesehen Hitler und sein Volk by Robert Gellately( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in German and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les entretiens de Nuremberg by Leon Goldensohn( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1946, pendant sept mois, le psychiatre L. Goldensohn interrogea les accusés du procès de Nuremberg (K. Doenitz, H. Frank, H. Göring, R. Hess, A. Rosenberg ...), ainsi que des témoins. Cet ouvrage retranscrit un choix de questions et de réponses portant sur leur enfance, leurs fantasmes sexuels, leurs relations avec leurs parents et leur responsabilité dans la machine de guerre nazie
Neurenberg-gesprekken : nazi's en hun psychiater Leon Goldensohn by Leon Goldensohn( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portretten van vooraanstaande nazi's die na de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Neurenberg werden berecht, op basis van notities van een Amerikaanse psychiater in dienst van het Amerikaanse leger die langdurige gesprekken met hen voerde
Die Nürnberger interviews : Gespräche mit Angeklagten und Zeugen by Leon Goldensohn( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin, Stalin und Hitler drei Diktatoren, die Europa in den Abgrund führten( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No solo Hitler : la Alemania nazi entre la coacción y el consenso by Robert Gellately( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las entrevistas de Núremberg by Leon Goldensohn( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il secolo del genocidio( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The specter of genocide : mass murder in historical perspective
Backing Hitler : consent and coercion in Nazi GermanyThe Nuremberg interviewsLenin, Stalin, and Hitler : the age of social catastropheThe Gestapo and German society : enforcing racial policy, 1933-1945Social outsiders in Nazi GermanyAccusatory practices : denunciation in modern European history, 1789-1989
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Dželetlijs, Roberts 1943-

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