Royals and the Reich: The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany

June 18, 2006|
Royals and the Reich: The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany by Jonathan Petropoulos
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The link between Hitler''s Third Reich and European royalty has gone largely unexplored due to the secrecy surrounding royal families. Now, in Royals and the Reich, Jonathan Petropoulos uses unprecedented access to royal archives to tell the fascinating story of Queen Victoria''s great-grandsons, the Princes of Hesse, and the important role they played in the Nazi regime. Petropolous tells the fascinating tale of how, lured by prominent positions in the Nazi regime and highly susceptible to nationalist appeals, the princes became enthusiastic supporters of Hitler and helped make the Nazis socially acceptable to wealthy, high-society patrons. Permitted access to Hessen family private papers and the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle, Petropoulos follows the story of the House of Hesse through to its tragic denouement - the princes'' betrayal and persecution by an increasingly paranoid Hitler, followed by prosecution after the war.
Jonathan Petropoulos is the John V. Croul Professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College, Southern California, and a former Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge. The author of numerous books on Nazi Germany, including The Faustian Bargain (also published by Oxford University Press), he has also served as an expert witne...
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Title:Royals and the Reich: The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:548 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.34 in
Shipping dimensions:548 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.34 in
Published:June 18, 2006
Publisher:OUP
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780199203772

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