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Nazi Germany: A Very Short Introduction

Jane Caplan

July 2019

ISBN: 9780198706953

200 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Nazi Germany may have only lasted for 12 years, but it has left a legacy that still echoes with us today. This book discusses the emergence and appeal of the Nazi party, the relationship between consent and terror in securing the regime, the role played by Hitler himself, and the dark stains of war, persecution, and genocide left by Nazi Germany.

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Nazi Germany may have only lasted for 12 years, but it has left a legacy that still echoes with us today. This book discusses the emergence and appeal of the Nazi party, the relationship between consent and terror in securing the regime, the role played by Hitler himself, and the dark stains of war, persecution, and genocide left by Nazi Germany.

  • Offers an insightful and compelling account of Nazi Germany
  • Draws on the author's lifetime of publication and teaching in the history of Nazi Germany, focussing on issues that continue to demand our attention and provoke debate
  • Integrates up-to-date research that has modified received views about this most compelling of historical eras
  • Part of Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Jane Caplan, Professor Emeritus of Modern European History, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford

Jane Caplan is Professor Emeritus of Modern European History at the University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. Her main fields of research and publication are the history of Nazi Germany, the relationship between states, bureaucracies and everyday life, and the history of the technologies of individual identification in modern Europe. She is a member of the German ministerial commissions investigating the history of the finance ministry and the interior ministry in Nazi Germany, and has been an editor of History Workshop Journal, the UK's leading radical history journal, for many years. She has also authored and edited several books, including Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany: The New Histories (Routledge, 2020) and Nazi Germany (OUP, 2008) for the Oxford Short History of Germany series.

Table of Contents

    1:Hitler myths
    2:National socialism
    3:From Munich to Berlin (via Weimar)
    4:Power
    5:Volksgemeinschaft: community and exclusion
    6:Volksgemeinschaft: control and belonging
    7:Preparing for war
    8:War
    9:From terror to genocide
    Further reading
    Index

Reviews

"In this brilliant concise account, Caplan succeeds in outlining the startling rise and devastating impact of National Socialism in Germany under Hitler, conveying both illustrative detail and the broad shape of developments, as well as finely balancing different historical interpretations. A major achievement." - Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London