Nazism

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The Nazi regime was a regime of unparalleled destructiveness. Nazism presents both key texts from some of the most innovative and challenging of more recent studies and extracts from the older historiography of the origins, nature, impact, and legacy of the National Socialist regime. Itsuggests both the need to re-read and re-consider much forgotten or ignored texts from earlier generations of commentators and the possibility of considering afresh the structure, style of rule, and consequences of National Socialism in the context provided by the end of the cold war. The textsconnect the experiences of the Jewish and non-Jewish victims of Nazi aggression and genocide; links the fates of the victims with analysis of the perpetrators; and stresses the consequences of this unprecedented collapse in civilised values for post war Germany and the world.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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General IntroductionContemporary Characterisations of National SocialismIntroductionHermann Rauschning: Germany's Revolution of DestructionEwald Von Kleist-Schmenzin: National Socialism: a MenaceThomas Mann: German Address. A Call to ReasonTheodor Heuss: The partyFritz Gerlich: The Impossibility of Constructive AchievementIngbert Naab: The Third Reich is Here!Alfons Wold: Hitler and ChristianityErich Fromm: The Psychology of NazismKarl Kautsky: Overcoming National SocialismKarl Kautsdy: Some Causes and Consequences of National SocialismHarald Laski: The Meaning of FascismErnst Toller: On the German SituationThe Emergence of National SocialismIntroductionA Special Path?Hans-Ulrich Wehler: The German Empire 1871-1918Jurgen Kocka: The Causes of National SocialismGeoff Eley: What Produces Fascism: Pre-Industrial Traditions or a Crisis of Capitalism?Dieter Groh: The Special Path of German History: Myth or Reality?The National Socialist MovementMartin Broszat: The Social Motivation and Fuhrer-Bond in National SocialismJeremy Noakes: The Nazi Party in Lower SaxonyAlbrecht Tyrell: The NSDAP as party and MovementRoger Griffin: The Rise of German FascismJurgen Falter: The NSDAP: A People's Protest PartyThe Failure of Weimar and the Crisis of 1933Karl-Deitrich Bracher: Stages of the Seizure of PowerHans Mommsen: The National Socialist Seizure of Power and German SocietyRichard Bessel: Why Did the Weimar Republic Collapse?Detlev Peukert: The Crisis of Classical ModernityIan Kershaw: 30th January 1933National Socialism, Civil Society and the Seizure of Power 1929-1933William Sheridan Allen: The Nazi Seizure of PowerZdenek Zofka: The Growth of National Socialism in the CountrysideRudy Koshar: Toward the Mass PartyOded Heilbronner: The Abandoned Regulars' TableWolfram Pyta: Protestant Rural Milieu and National Socialism prior to 1933The National Socialist RegimeIntroductionThe National Socialist Regime as Monolith: Theories of TotalitarianismCarlton JH Hayes: The Novelty of TotalitarianismHannah Arendt: Ideology and TerrorKarl-Dietrich Bracher: Totalitarianism as Concept and RalityMarxist Theories of National SocialismWalter Ulbricht: The Nature of Hitler FascismE. Paterna et al.: The Beginning of a New Stage of State Monopoly DevelopmentErnt Gottschling: The Fascist State. The German ExampleThe Regime as Polycratic StateIIIa. Wartime Emigre WritersErnst Fraenkel: The Dual StateFranz Neumann: BehemothIIIb. The Regime and the Conservative EstablishmentTim Mason: The Primacy of PoliticsPeter Hayes: The Nazi Empire 1938-1944Hans Mommsen: The Civil Service in the Third ReichJane Caplan: State Formation and Political Representation in Nazi GermanyDieter Rebentisch and Karl Teppe: Administration versus Human LeadershipKlaus-Jurgen Muller: The Army and the Third ReichWilhelm Deist: The Gleichschaltung of the Armed ForcesManfred Messerschmidt: The Wehrmacht in the National Socialist StateLothar Gruchmann: Justice in the Third ReichRalph Angermund: Jews on TrialIIIc Charismatic Authority and The Erosion of Rational-Bureaucratic GovernmentRobert Koehl: Feudal Aspects of National SocialismMartin Broszat: The Hitler StatePeter Diehl-Thiele: Party and State in the Third ReichHans Mommsen: National Socialism: Cumulative Radicalisation and Self Destruction of the RegimePeter Huttenberger: National Socialist PolycracyTim Mason: Intention and ExplanationMichael Geyer: The State in National Socialist GermanyIan Kershaw: Working Towards the FuhrerThe 'Seductive Surface' of National SocialismIntroductionErnst Bloch: Inventory of Revolutionary AppearanceKlaus Vondung: Magic and ManipulationAnson Rabinbach: The Aesthetics of Production in the Third ReichJans-Dietrich Schaefer: Split ConsciousnessPeter Reichel: The 'Seductive Surface' of the Third ReichAlf Luedtke: The Honour of Labour: Industrial Workers and the Power of Symbols under National SocialismJost Dulffer: The Matrix of Totalitarian Imagery: Public Space, the National Socialist Year and the Generational CycleNational Socialism and German SocietyIntroductionResistenz?Martin Broszat: Resistenz and ResistanceKlaus Tenfelde: The Social Basis of Resistenz and ResistanceIan Kershaw: Resistance without the People?Klaus Michael-Mallmann and Gerhard Paul: Resistenz or loyal reluctance?ParticipationRobert Gellately: The Gestapo and Social Cooperation: The Example of Political DenunciationClaudia Koonz: Mothers in the FatherlandPaul Weindling: Racial Hygiene and Professional leadershipMichael Kater: The Problem of Motivation ReconsideredMichael Burleigh: Death and DeliveranceChristopher Browning: Reflections on a MassacreOmer Bartov: The Missing Years: German Workers, German SoldiersMichael Zimmermann: The Conditions of GenocideThe Impact of National SocialismIntroductionDavid Schoenbaum: The Third Reich and SocietyRalph Dahrendorf: National Socialist Germany and the Social RevolutionDetlev Peukert: Brown Revolution?Jens Alber: National Socialism and ModernisationDetlev Peukert: Persecution and Co-ordinationFalk Pingel: The Concentration Camps as Part of the National Socialist System of DominationGisela Bock: Racial Policy and Women's PolicyHans-Georg Stuemke: The Persecution of Homosexuals in Nazi GermanDetlev Garbe: Between Resistance and MartyrdomUlrich Herbert: Hitler's Foreign WorkersChristian Streit: Soviet Prisoners of War Mass Deportation Forced WorkersLeni Yahil: The Holocaust. The Fate of European JewryRaul Hilberg: ChildrenFranciszek Piper: The Number of VictimsYitzhak Arad: Belzec. Sobibor, Treblinda. The Operation Reinhard Death CampsFrank Golczewski: PolandMichael Burleigh and Wolfgang Wippermann: The Persecution of Sinti and RomaThe Legacy of National SocialismIntroductionI. 'Confronting the Past'Peter Steinback: On the Engagement with National Socialist Violent Crimes in the Federal Republic of GermanyWolfgang Benz: Post-War Society and National Socialism: Memory, Amnesia, DefensivenessNorbert Frei: Policy Towards the pastII. Denazification and War Crimes TrialLutz Niethammer: The Fellow Travellers FactoryClemens Vollnhals: DenazificationHermann Langbein: In the name of the German PeopleAdalbert Ruckerl: National Socialist Extermination Camps as reflected in German TrialsIII. Bitburg, Historicisation and the HistorikerstreitCharles Maier: Bitburg HistoryRaul Hilberg: Bitburg as SymbolGeoff Eley: Nazism, Politics and the Image of the PastThe Historikerstreit in ContextIV. Holocaust memory in the 1990sJames Young: Germany: The Ambiguity of Memory of the GermansLutz Neithammer: Jews and Russians in the Memory of the GermansIsabel Wollaston: A War against Memory?Further ReadingAcknowledgementsIndex

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Presents a wide range of source material which will serve well to evaluate this difficult era. Dr Tim Megarry, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology, University of Greenwich