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The indoctrination of the Wehrmacht : Nazi ideology and the war crimes of the German military

Author: Bryce Sait
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Far from the image of an apolitical, "clean" Wehrmacht that persists in popular memory, German soldiers regularly cooperated with organizations like the SS in the abuse and murder of countless individuals during the Second World War. This in-depth study demonstrates that a key factor in the criminalization of the Wehrmacht was the intense political indoctrination imposed on its members. At the instigation of senior  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sait, Bryce, author.
Indoctrination of the Wehrmacht
New York : Berghahn Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018055409
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryce Sait
ISBN: 9781789201499 1789201497
OCLC Number: 1044531739
Description: 204 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A political military --
The goals and effects of indoctrination --
The beginnings of ideological education --
The lead up to war and the Poland campaign --
The Hitler youth and the Reich labour service --
Christianity and the military chaplaincy: a competing influence in the --
Wehrmacht? --
The Serbian campaign and the Eastern Front.
Responsibility: Bryce Sait.

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This in-depth study reveals that military indoctrination was but one piece of the larger effort at the socialization of young men during the Nazi era.  Read more...

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