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On the road to the wolf's lair German resistance to Hitler

Author: Theodore S Hamerow
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1999
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Why did high-ranking German army officers, civil servants and religious leaders support Hitler and why did they ultimately turn against him? The author contends that these men were overwhelmed by  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore S Hamerow
ISBN: 0674636805 9780674636804
OCLC Number: 901767306
Description: 442 p. ill.
Contents: Introduction: from collaboration to resistance. Part 1 The rejection of Reimar: opposition to democracy; breaking the shackles of Versailles; the struggle against materialism; the perennial 'Jewish question'. Part 2 Establishing the new order: the collapse of the republican regime; the military and the Third Reich; the bureaucracy and the Third Reich; the catholics - church, clergy, and national socialism; the Protestant - church, clergy, and national socialism. Part 3 The flowering of the authoritarian coalition: the armed forces under Hitler dictatorship; the Nazi dominance and bureaucratic accommodation; the conflict over ecclesiastical autonomy. Part 4 The beginnings of resistance: tightening the totalitarian grip; the diplomacy of brinkmanship; the march toward Armageddon. Part 5 Between the threat of victory and the danger of defeat: German successes or Nazi triumph? the moral dilemmas of hegemony; the Ebbing tide of conquest; searching for a negotiated peace. Part 6 Death and transfiguration: on the brink of redemption; a mortal failure; the passion of the German resistance; through martyrdom to beatitude.
Responsibility: Theodore S. Hamerow [aut].


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This is not another history of the entire spectrum of German resistance...Instead, Hamerow...focuses on those soldiers, bureaucrats and clergy who were 'in a position to form a systematic, organized Read more...

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