Life in the Third Reich by Richard BesselLife in the Third Reich by Richard Bessel

Life in the Third Reich

byRichard Bessel

Paperback | October 1, 2001

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The Third Reich, a regime which instigated the most destructive war in modern history, still evokes fascination and horror today. Yet how were the lives of ordinary German people of the 1930s and 1940s affected by the politics of Hitler and his folllowers? Looking beyond the catalogue ofevents, this book reveals that daily life involved a complex mixture of bribery and terror, of fear and concessions, of barbarism and appeals to conventional moral values, employed to maintain a grip upon society. The essays presented here by eight leading historians shed fresh light on familiartopics, the role of political violence in Nazi seizure of power, the German view of Hitler himself, and also focus upon less well-known aspects of life in the Third Reich, such as village life, the treatment of 'social outcasts', and the Germans own retrospective view of this period of theirhistory.
Richard Bessel is Professor of Twentieth Century History at the University of York. He works on the social and political history of modern Germany, the aftermath of the two world wars and the history of policing. He is co-editor of German History and is a member of the editorial board of History Today. His recent publications include P...
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Title:Life in the Third ReichFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192802100

ISBN - 13:9780192802101

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Table of Contents

1. Richard Bessel: Introduction2. Richard Bessel: Political Violence and the Nazi Seizure of Power3. Gerhard Wilke: Village Life in Nazi Germany4. Detlev Peukert: Youth in the Third Reich5. Ian Kershaw: Hitler and the Germans6. Michael Geyer: The Nazi State Reconsidered7. William Carr: Nazi policy against the Jews8. Jeremy Noakes: Social Outcasts in the Third Reich9. Ulrich Herbert: Good Times, Bad Times: Memories of the Third Reich

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``an informative and useful introduction to various aspects of the social history of the Third Reich and an opportunity to become acquainted with recent research in this area ... this collection should become the first essential reading for any would-be student of the social history of theThird Reich'' Helen L. Boak, City of London Polytechnic, German History