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The Wehrmacht : history, myth, reality

Author: Wolfram Wette
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
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This book is a reexamination of the role of the German army, the Wehrmacht, in World War II. Until very recently, the standard story avowed that the ordinary German soldier in World War II was a good soldier, distinct from Hitler's rapacious SS troops, and not an accomplice to the massacres of civilians. Wolfram Wette, a German military historian, explodes the myth of a "clean" Wehrmacht. This book reveals the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wette, Wolfram, 1940-
Wehrmacht.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607823136
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfram Wette
ISBN: 0674022130 9780674022133
OCLC Number: 61285725
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xix, 372 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface / Peter Fritzsche --
Foreword / Manfred Messerschmidt --
List of abbreviations --
1. Perceptions of Russia, the Soviet Union, and Bolshevism as enemies --
2. Anti-semitism in the German military --
3. The Wehrmacht and the murder of Jews --
4. Generals and enlisted men --
5. The legend of the Wehrmacht's "clean hands" --
6. A taboo shatters --
7. Conclusion --
Notes --
Index.
Other Titles: Wehrmacht.
Responsibility: Wolfram Wette ; translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider.
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