Backing Hitler: Consent And Coercion In Nazi Germany by Gellately, Robert

Backing Hitler: Consent And Coercion In Nazi Germany

byGellately, Robert

Paperback | March 15, 2002

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$43.95

Earn 220 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

The Nazis never won a majority in free elections, but soon after Hitler took power most people turned away from democracy and backed the Nazi regime. Hitler won growing support even as he established the secret police (Gestapo) and concentration camps. What has been in disputefor over fifty years is what the Germans knew about these camps, and in what ways were they involved in the persecution of 'race enemies', slave workers, and social outsiders. To answer these questions, and to explore the public sides of Nazi persecution, Robert Gellately has consulted an array of primary documents. He argues that the Nazis did not cloak their radical approaches to 'law and order' in utter secrecy, but played them up in the press and loudly proclaimed thesuperiority of their system over all others. They publicized their views by drawing on popular images, cherished German ideals, and long held phobias, and were able to win over converts to their cause. The author traces the story from 1933, and shows how war and especially the prospect of defeatradicalized Nazism. As the country spiralled toward defeat, Germans for the most part held on stubbornly. For anyone who contemplated surrender or resistance, terror became the order of the day.

About The Author

Robert Gellately is Professor in Holocaust History at Clark University, Massacuhsetts, USA.
The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy 1933-1945
The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy 1933-1945

by Gellately, Robert

$100.23$105.00

In stock online

Not available in stores

Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War
Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War

by Robert Gellately

$14.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe
Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe

by Robert Gellately

$18.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:Backing Hitler: Consent And Coercion In Nazi GermanyFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192802917

ISBN - 13:9780192802910

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Backing Hitler: Consent And Coercion In Nazi Germany

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction1. Turning away from Weimar2. Police Justice3. Concentration Camps and Media Reports4. Shadows of War5. Social Outsiders6. Injustice and the Jews7. Special 'Justice' for Foreign Workers8. Enemies in the Ranks9. Concentration Camps in Public Spaces10. Dictatorship and People at the End of the Third ReichConclusion

Editorial Reviews

`Backing Hitler is based on the first systematic analysis by a historian of surviving German newspaper and magazine archives since 1933, the year Hitler became chancellor.'John Ezard, The Guardian