The Palace and the Bunker.

By: Millard, FrankMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (327 p.)ISBN: 9780752477817Subject(s): Anti-Nazi movement - Austria | Anti-Nazi movement -- Austria | Anti-Nazi movement - Germany | Anti-Nazi movement -- Germany | Royal houses - Political activity - Austria - History | Royal houses -- Political activity -- Austria -- History | Royal houses - Political activity - Germany - History | Royal houses -- Political activity -- Germany -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Palace and the BunkerDDC classification: 943.086 LOC classification: DD256.3 .M565 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Contents; Introduction; I The Bunker: the Shadow Over Europe; 1 The German Tragedy; 2 The Origins of National Socialism in Germany; 3 Europe and the West; 4 The German Resistance Movement; Conclusion; II The Palace: Hitler's Royal Enemies; 5 Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia; 6 Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria; 7 Hubertus zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg; 8 Habsburgs and Hohenbergs; 9 European Royalty and the Nazis; Conclusion; Bibliography; Copyright
Summary: The part played by the many German and Austrian royal families in opposing Hitler has hitherto been overlooked. Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia was deeply involved in the German resistance movement and was questioned by the Gestapo following the 20 July plot on Hitler's life; Otto von Habsburg, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was sentenced to death and escaped through Europe to America, where he helped coordinate attempts to liberate his homeland; his Hohenberg cousins (children of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand) were incarcerated in Dachau; Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria was exil
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Cover; Title; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Contents; Introduction; I The Bunker: the Shadow Over Europe; 1 The German Tragedy; 2 The Origins of National Socialism in Germany; 3 Europe and the West; 4 The German Resistance Movement; Conclusion; II The Palace: Hitler's Royal Enemies; 5 Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia; 6 Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria; 7 Hubertus zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg; 8 Habsburgs and Hohenbergs; 9 European Royalty and the Nazis; Conclusion; Bibliography; Copyright

The part played by the many German and Austrian royal families in opposing Hitler has hitherto been overlooked. Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia was deeply involved in the German resistance movement and was questioned by the Gestapo following the 20 July plot on Hitler's life; Otto von Habsburg, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was sentenced to death and escaped through Europe to America, where he helped coordinate attempts to liberate his homeland; his Hohenberg cousins (children of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand) were incarcerated in Dachau; Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria was exil

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According to Millard, his study is actually two books. Utilizing a few secondary sources, his first four chapters focus on the political, diplomatic, economic, and intellectual factors pertaining to how and why Hitler came to power, and examine some major episodes of his regime. The author traces the development of the fascist tradition and racial politics and explores the negative impact that the Versailles Treaty had on the German people, but there are organizational issues throughout that need to be resolved. A five-chapter second section deals with royal responses to the Fuehrer and his rule. Millard highlights the backgrounds and activities of several princes representing the Hohenzollern, Wittelsbach, and Habsburg families, and underscores that these men all had impressive academic credentials. Interviews with family members produce some valuable personal information. The author addresses royal involvement with the diverse German resistance elements, but why the princes remained relatively passive needs further clarification. Millard, who does not disguise his pro-monarchy sentiments, believed that Hitler feared the princes more than any other group, and he opines that post-WW I Germany would have been better served if constitutional monarchy had been allowed to operate. The general reading public should find this book a worthwhile investment. Summing Up: Recommended. Public libraries/general collections. T. M. Keefe Saint Joseph's University

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Frank Millard is an historian and journalist with a PhD in history from the University of London.

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