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The law of blood : thinking and acting as a Nazi

Author: Johann Chapoutot; Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The scale and depth of Nazi brutality seem to defy understanding. What could drive people to fight, kill, and destroy with such ruthless ambition? Johann Chapoutot says we need to understand better how the Nazis explained it themselves, and in particular how steeped they were in the idea that history gave them no choice: it was either kill or die--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johann Chapoutot; Miranda Richmond Mouillot
ISBN: 9780674660434 0674660439
OCLC Number: 1002823696
Description: 504 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Procreating. Origins : nature, essence, genesis ; Alienation : acculturation and denaturing ; Restoration : renaissance --
Fighting. "All life is struggle" ; The war within : fighting the Volksfremde ; The war outside : "Harshness makes the future kind" --
Reigning. The international order of Westphalia and Versailles : Finis Germaniae ; The Reich and the colonization of the European east --
The millennium as frontier.
Other Titles: Loi du sang.
Thinking and acting as a Nazi
Responsibility: Johann Chapoutot ; translated by Miranda Richmond Mouillot.

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Chapoutot, one of the most gifted European historians of his generation, has enriched the French historiography of the Second World War, Nazi Germany, and the Holocaust. He has personally altered the Read more...

 
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