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Atatürk in the Nazi imagination

Author: Stefan Ihrig
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Early in his career, Adolf Hitler took inspiration from Benito Mussolini, his senior colleague in fascism -- this fact is widely known. But an equally important role model for Hitler and the Nazis has almost been entirely neglected: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey. Stefan Ihrig's compelling presentation of this untold story promises to rewrite our understanding of the roots of Nazi ideology and  Read more...

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Named Person: Kemal Atatürk; Kemal Ataturk; Kemal Atatürk; Mustafa Kemal Atatürk; Kemal Atatürk
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Ihrig
ISBN: 9780674368378 0674368371
OCLC Number: 875999917
Language Note: Text in English.
Awards: Nominated for Sybil Halpern Milton Memorial Book Prize 2015
Nominated for Raphael Lemkin Award 2015
Nominated for Herbert Baxter Adams Prize 2015
Nominated for Laura Shannon Prize 2017
Description: 311 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : leaving "Enverland" --
Turkish lessons for Germany : the Turkish war of independence as a major Weimar media event, 1919-1923 --
"Ankara in Munich" : the Hitler Putsch and Turkey --
Hitler's "Star in the Darkness" : Nazi admiration for Atatürk and his new Turkey --
The "Turkish Führer" : Nazi hagiography and national education --
The new Turkey : Nazi visions of a modern völkisch state --
The Second World War and Turkey : another Spain? --
Epilogue : first to stone, then to dust.
Responsibility: Stefan Ihrig.


Early in his career, Hitler took inspiration from Mussolini-this fact is widely known. But an equally important role model for Hitler has been neglected: Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, who  Read more...


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