The Third Reich : charisma and community / Martin Kitchen.
By: Kitchen, Martin.Material type: TextPublisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Longman, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: xx, 403 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781405801690; 1405801697.Subject(s): National socialismDDC classification: 943.086 Other classification: 15.70 | 15.43 | NQ 1780 | 8,1 | cci1icc
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-399) and index.
The origins of national socialism -- Hitler as chancellor -- Reordering society and the economy -- The churches and education -- The arts and propaganda -- The SA, SS, and police -- Foreign policy -- The Shoah -- The war.
"The twelve years of the Third Reich cast a dark shadow over history and fierce debates still rage over the reasons why the regime survived for so long." "What was the secret of Hitler's extraordinary popularity? What was the appeal of National Socialism? Why did the German people stay loyal to the Reich even when it seemed that all was lost?" "In this impressive and often disturbing new work Martin Kitchen shows us how ordinary people can fall prey to fanatical, irrational, even apocalyptic ideas in times of seeming desperation. In exploring such key concerns as the role of ideology in National Socialism, the co-option of elites, the descent into war- over 'race and space' and the culminating horror of the holocaust, Kitchen compares Nazism to a 'secular religion' whose charismatic leader retained enormous power over the minds and bodies of an entire population even when the military and economic basis of its appeal began to erode." "Nazi Germany continues to fascinate because of its extraordinary radicalism as well as its strange and deadly mixture of the modern and the atavistic. The Third Reich: Charisma and Community is a must read for anyone who seeks to understand the destructive lure of charisma and power."--Jacket.