Hitler's army : soldiers, Nazis, and war in the Third Reich / Omer Bartov.
By: Bartov, Omer.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992Description: xiv, 238 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0195079035 (pbk.); 9780195079036 (pbk.).Subject(s): Germany -- Armed Forces -- History -- 20th century | Germany -- Armed Forces -- Political activity | National socialism | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | World War 2 Army operationsDDC classification: 940.541343 | 940.540943 Other classification: NQ 2300
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"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 1992"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-231) and index.
The demodernization of the front -- The destruction of the primary group -- The perversion of discipline -- The distortion of reality.
In Hitler's Army, Omer Bartov successfully challenges the prevailing view that the German Army of World War II was an apolitical, professional fighting force, having little to do with the Nazi Party. Bartov focuses on the titanic struggle between Germany and the Soviet Union -- where the vast majority of German troops fought -- to show how the savagery of war reshaped the army in Hitler's image. Both brutalized and brutalizing, these soldiers needed to see their bitter sacrifices as noble patriotism and to justify their own atrocities by seeing their victims as subhuman. - Back cover.