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Backing Hitler : consent and coercion in Nazi Germany

Author: Robert Gellately
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Adolf Hitler; Adolf Hitler; Adolf Hitler
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gellately
ISBN: 0198205600 9780198205609 0192802917 9780192802910
OCLC Number: 45406462
Description: xvi, 359 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Turning away from Weimar --
Police justice --
Concentration camps and media reports --
Shadows of war --
Social outsiders --
Injustice and the Jews --
Special justice for foreign workers --
Enemies in the ranks --
Concentration camps in public spaces --
Dictatorship and people at the end of the Third Reich --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert Gellately.
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Robert Gellately challenges the belief that the German people knew little about the Nazi terror, and the tendency of historians to distance ordinary Germans from its excesses. He reveals for the  Read more...

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Backing Hitler is based on the first systematic analysis by a historian of surviving German newspaper and magazine archives since 1933, the year Hitler became chancellor. * John Ezard, The Guardian * Read more...

 
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