'Hitler Myth' Image and Reality in the Third Reich

ISBN-10: 0192802062
ISBN-13: 9780192802064
Edition: 2nd 2001
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Description: Few twentieth-century political leaders enjoyed greated popularity among their own people than Hitler in the 1930s and 1940s. This remarkable study of the myth that sustained one of the most notorious dictators, and delves into Hitler's  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Few twentieth-century political leaders enjoyed greated popularity among their own people than Hitler in the 1930s and 1940s. This remarkable study of the myth that sustained one of the most notorious dictators, and delves into Hitler's extraordinarily powerful hold over the German people. In this 'major contribution to the study of the Third Reich' (Times Literary Supplement), Ian Kershaw argues that it lay not so much in Hitler's personality or his bizarre Nazi ideology, as in the social and political values of the people themselves. In charting the creation, rise, and fall of the `Hitler Myth', he demonstrates the importance of the manufactured 'Fhrer cult' to the attainment of Nazi political ends, and how the Nazis used the new techniques of propaganda to exploit and build on the beliefs, phobias, and prejudices of the day.

Ian Kershaw is professor of modern history at the University of Sheffield.

Introduction
The Making of the 'Hitler Myth', 1920-1940
'Fuhrer of the Coming Germany': The Hitler Image in the Weimar Era
'Symbol of the Nation': The Propaganda Profile of Hitler, 1933-1936
'Fuhrer without Sin': Hitler and the 'Little Hitlers'
'The Fuhrer restores Order': 'The Night of the Long Knives', 30 June 1934
The 'Little Hitlers': The Image of the Local Party Bosses
The Fuhrer versus the Radicals: Hitler's Image and the 'Church Struggle'
Hitler the Statesman: War and Peace in the Balance
'Triumph without Bloodshed'
Tension
War
The Breaking of the 'Hitler Myth': 1940-1945
Blitzkrieg Triumph: High Peak of Popularity, 1940-1941
The War turns Sour: The 'Hitler Myth' starts to crumble
Defeat and Disaster: The 'Hitler Myth' collapses
The 'Hitler Myth' and the Path to Genocide
Hitler's Popular Image and the 'Jewish Question'
Conclusion
List of Abbreviations and Glossary of German Terms and Names used in the Text and Notes
Archival Sources and Newspapers Consulted
List of Works Cited
Further Reading
Index

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