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Stormtroopers : a new history of Hitler's Brownshirts

Author: Daniel Siemens
Publisher: New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Germany's Stormtroopers engaged in a vicious siege of violence that propelled the National Socialists to power in the 1930s. Known also as the SA or Brownshirts, these "ordinary" men waged a loosely structured campaign of intimidation and savagery across the nation from the 1920s to the "Night of the Long Knives" in 1934, when Chief of Staff Ernst Röhm and many other SA leaders were assassinated on Hitler's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Siemens
ISBN: 9780300246599 0300246595 9780300196818 0300196814
OCLC Number: 982652119
Description: xli, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A night of violence --
Turmoil in post-war Germany and the origins of the Nazi SA --
Stormtrooper street politics : mobilization in times of crisis --
The brown cult of youth and violence in the Weimar Republic --
Terror, excitement, and frustration --
The "Röhm purge" and the myth of the homosexual Nazi --
The transformation of the SA between 1934 and 1939 --
Streetfighters into farmers? The brownshirts and the "Germanization" of the European east --
Stormtroopers in the Second World War --
SA diplomats and the Holocaust in Southeastern Europe --
"Not guilty" : the legacy of the SA in Germany after the Second World War --
Conclusion: Stormtroopers and National Socialism.
Other Titles: New history of Hitler's Brownshirts
Responsibility: Daniel Siemens.


The first full history of the Nazi Stormtroopers whose muscle brought Hitler to power, with revelations concerning their longevity and their contributions to the Holocaust  Read more...


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"Weighty, well argued, thorough and deeply researched."-Richard J. Evans, London Review of Books"[An] excellent new history of the Sturmableilungen. . . a convincing thesis, supported with immense Read more...

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