Hitler's Germany by Roderick Stackelberg
Origins, Interpretations, Legacies

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Hitler's Germany provides a comprehensive narrative history of Nazi Germany and sets it in the wider context of nineteenth and twentieth century German history. Roderick Stackelberg analyzes how it was possible that a national culture of such creativity and achievement could generate such barbarism and destructiveness.

This second edition has been updated throughout to incorporate recent historical research and engage with current debates in the field. It includes:

an expanded introduction focusing on the hazards of writing about Nazi Germany

an extended analysis of fascism, totalitarianism, imperialism and ideology

a broadened contextualisation of antisemitism

discussion of the Holocaust including the euthanasia program and the role of eugenics

new chapters on Nazi social and economic policies and the structure of government as well as on the role of culture, the arts, education and religion

additional maps, tables and a chronology

a fully updated bibliography.

Exploring the controversies surrounding Nazism and its afterlife in historiography and historical memory Hitler’s Germany provides students with an interpretive framework for understanding this extraordinary episode in German and European history.


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Published June 21, 1999 by Routledge. 320 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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paper 0-415-20115-2 A superb introduction for the general reader to the history of Nazi Germany.

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Balancing ""intentionalist"" versus ""functionalist"" explanations of the Holocaust, Stackelberg maintains that the Nazis' commitment, from the very start, to total exclusion of Jews from German society, combined with Nazi adherence to the deadly eugenic principle of exterminating whoever they de...

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