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They thought they were free : the Germans, 1933-45

Author: Milton Mayer; Richard J Evans
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017. ©1955 ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interviews with ten former Nazis comprise the core of this penetrating study of the psychological causes of Nazism and their implications for modern Germany.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Mayer; Richard J Evans
ISBN: 9780226525839 022652583X
OCLC Number: 980231546
Description: xii, 378 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Contents: Ten men --
The lives men lead --
Hitler and I --
"What would you have done?" --
The joiners --
The way to stop communism --
"We think with our blood" --
The anti-semitic swindle --
"Everybody knew." "Nobody knew" --
"We Christians had the duty" --
The crimes of the losers --
"That's the way we are" --
But then it was too late --
Collective shame --
The furies: Heinrich Hilderbrandt --
The furies: Johann Kessler --
The furies: furor teutonicus --
There is no such thing --
Pressure cooker --
"Peoria uber alles" --
New boy in the neighborhood --
Two new boys in the neighborhood --
"Like God in France" --
But a man must believe in something --
Push-button panic --
The broken stones --
The liberators --
The re-educators re-educated --
The reluctant phoenix --
born yesterday --
Tug of peace --
"Are we the same as the Russians?" --
Marx talds to Michel --
The uncalculated risk.
Responsibility: Milton Mayer ; with a new afterword by Richard J. Evans.

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Interviews with ten former Nazis comprise the core of this penetrating study of the psychological causes of Nazism and their implications for modern Germany.

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"A timely reminder of how otherwise unremarkable and in many ways reasonable people can be seduced by demagogues and populists."--Richard J. Evans, author of "The Coming of the Third Reich " "Milton Read more...

 
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