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The making of a Nazi hero : the murder and myth of Horst Wessel

Author: Daniel Siemens; David Burnett
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Daniel Siemens here provides a fascinating and gripping account of the background to Horst Wessel's murder and uncovers how and why the Nazis made him a political hero. At the same time it is a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Siemens, Daniel.
Making of a Nazi hero : the murder and myth of Horst Wessel.
London : I.B. Tauris, [2012]
xvi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
(OCoLC)778422558
Named Person: Horst Wessel; Horst Wessel
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Siemens; David Burnett
ISBN: 9780857721563 0857721569 1780760779 9781780760773
OCLC Number: 874813653
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface Part I: A Young Man in Germany (1907-1930) Murder in Friedrichshain Father and Son The Young Nazi The SA Street Battle The Escape of the Perpetrators Tracks to Nowhere The First Horst Wessel Trial (1930) Part II: The National Socialist Hero (1930-1945) 8. The Horst Wessel Cult 9. With God's Blessing 10. A Hero for the Youth 11. Commemorated in Stone 12. Appropriations 13. Literary Works 14. The Nazis' Revenge 15. The Second Horst Wessel Trial (1934) 16. A Time of Suffering Part III: The Long Shadow of History (1945-2009) 17. Post-war Justice 18. Compensation for Wartime Losses 19. Belated Justice
Other Titles: Horst Wessel.
Responsibility: Daniel Siemens ; translated by David Burnett.

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