Defying Hitler: A Memoir

bySebastian HaffnerTranslated byOliver Pretzel

July 15, 2003|
Defying Hitler: A Memoir by Sebastian Haffner
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Written in 1939 and unpublished until 2000, Sebastian Haffner''s memoir of the rise of Nazism in Germany offers a unique portrait of the lives of ordinary German citizens between the wars. Covering 1907 to 1933, his eyewitness account provides a portrait of a country in constant flux: from the rise of the First Corps, the right-wing voluntary military force set up in 1918 to suppress Communism and precursor to the Nazi storm troopers, to the Hitler Youth movement; from the apocalyptic year of 1923 when inflation crippled the country to Hitler''s rise to power. This fascinating personal history elucidates how the average German grappled with a rapidly changing society, while chronicling day-to-day changes in attitudes, beliefs, politics, and prejudices.

Sebastian Haffner was born in Berlin in 1907, and died in 1999. In 1938, he was forced to flee to Britain, where he worked as a journalist. In 1954, he returned to Germany and became a distinguished historian and commentator. Oliver Pretzel, Sebastian Haffner''s son, is the translator of this work.
Title:Defying Hitler: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.29 X 5.67 X 0.87 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.29 X 5.67 X 0.87 inPublished:July 15, 2003Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312421133

ISBN - 13:9780312421137

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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