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Understand Nazi Germany

Author: Michael J Lynch
Publisher: London : Teach Yourself, 2012.
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Understand Nazi Germany is an accessible introduction to one of the most controversial and debated periods of history. The years 1933-45 witnessed the take-over of Germany by a man and a movement whose racial and political policies are now regarded with universal abhorrence, but which at the time were genuinely popular.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Lynch
ISBN: 9781444157536 1444157531
OCLC Number: 756281987
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Introduction: Germany's road to Nazism --
Moment of destiny --
The birth of Germany --
German defeat in the Great War, 1914-18 --
The rise of the National Socialists (Nazis) --
The Munich Putsch, 1923 --
Hitler's Mein Kampf ('My Struggle') --
The influence of the economic depression --
The Nazis take control --
The end of the Weimar Republic, 1933 --
Hitler becomes Chancellor, January 1933 --
The Reichstag fire, February 1933 --
The Reichstag election, March 1933 --
Why so many Germans came to support the Nazis --
The Enabling Act, March 1933 --
The Night of the Long Knives, June 1934 --
Hitler becomes Reich President, August 1934 --
The Third Reich expands --
Hitler's foreign policy --
Germany begins to rearm, 1935 --
German remilitarization of the Rhineland, 1936 --
The forming of the Axis, 1936 --
The Spanish Civil War, 1936-9 --
The Anschluss, 1938 --
Germany recovers the Sudetenland, 1938 --
The Polish crisis, 1939 --
The Nazi-Soviet Pact, August 1939 --
Hitler's responsibility for the war --
The Hossbach Memorandum, 1937 --
Nazi Germany at war, 1939-42 --
Germany at the outbreak of war in 1939 --
The defeat of Poland, September 1939 --
The 'phoney war', 1939-40 --
The invasion of Norway, 1940 --
The fall of France, May-June 1940 --
The aerial attack on Britain, August 1940-May 1941 --
The invasion of the USSR, 1941 --
War in the Balkans and North Africa, 1940-2 --
Germany declares war on the USA, December 1941 --
Nazi Germany at war, 1942-5 --
The position in 1942 --
The desert war, 1942-3 --
The Battle of Stalingrad, 1942-3 --
The Battle of Kursk, July 1943 --
Crisis in Italy, 1943-5 --
Germany's troubles at sea and in the air, 1943-5 --
The Allied invasion of occupied Europe, 1944 --
Hitler's last throw --
the V weapons, 1944-5 --
The end for Germany and Hitler, 1945 --
The Nazi leaders --
Martin Bormann (1900-45) --
Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) --
Hermann Goering (1893-1946) --
Rudolf Hess (1894-1987) --
Reinhard Heydrich (1904-42) --
Heinrich Himmler (1900-45) --
Albert Speer (1905-81) --
Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893-1946) --
Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1946) --
The Nazi leaders in history --
The German economy under the Nazis --
Hitler's economic aims --
The policies of Hjalmar Schacht, 1933 --
Goering's Four Year Plan, 1936-9 --
The economy in wartime, 1939-42 --
The wartime economy under Speer, 1942-5 --
The German armed forces, 1933-45 --
The armed services under Hitler --
Hitler and the army --
The army loses its independence --
The structure of the army --
The Luftwaffe (air force) --
The Abwehr (army intelligence) --
The navy --
Culture, work and death in Nazi Germany --
Propaganda and the arts --
Musicians, artists and thinkers --
Radio --
Hitler and the arts --
The Berlin Olympics, 1936 --
The Hitler Youth --
The character of Nazi propaganda --
The German Labour Front --
The euthanasia and sterilization programme --
The instruments of Nazi control --
The SA --
The SS --
The SD --
The Gestapo --
The Waffen-SS --
Women in the Third Reich --
Nazi attitudes towards women --
Nazi restrictions on women --
Motherhood campaigns --
Nazi puritanism --
Education --
The League of German Maidens --
The impact of the war --
Hitler's women --
The Nazi treatment of the Jews --
Hitler's attitude towards the Jews --
Hitler and the Master Race --
Hitler's view of Bolshevism --
Hitler's view of democracy --
The persecution of the Jews in Germany, 1933-45 --
The Holocaust --
The Final Solution --
Adolf Eichmann (1906-62) --
Hitler's personal responsibility for the Holocaust --
The wider European responsibility --
The concentration camps --
The purpose of the concentration camps --
Early public attitudes towards the camps --
The SS involvement in the camps --
Types of camp --
Medical experiments in the camps --
Auschwitz --
Operation Reinhard, 1942-3 --
Belsen --
The impact of the war on the camps --
Nazi policy in occupied Europe --
The treatment of Poland --
The labour conscription programme, April 1942 --
Otto Brautigam --
a dissident voice --
German resistance to Hitler --
The first bomb plot, 1939 --
Resistance to Hitler --
The White Rose Group --
protest by the young --
Opposition from the left (Rote Kapelle/Red Organization) --
Opposition from the right (Schwartz Kapelle/Black Organization) --
Further assassination attempts --
The July Bomb Plot, 1944 --
Why were conspiracies against Hitler unsuccessful? --
The Churches --
Edelweiss --
Swingjugend (swinging youth) --
Hitler and Nazi Germany --
The end --
Hitler's leadership --
Hitler's style of government --
Hitler's military errors --
The German people and Hitler --
German guilt?
Responsibility: by Michael Lynch.

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