Third Reich

ISBN-10: 1408223198

ISBN-13: 9781408223192

Edition: 4th 2011 (Revised)

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Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.60" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Publisher's acknowledgements
Who's who
The Historical Debate
Can the Third Reich be 'historicised'?
The Origins and Rise of National Socialism
The ideological roots
The Bismarckian Reich: an incubator of National Socialism?
The German revolution, 1918-19: a turning point that did not turn?
the formation of the NSDAP, 1919-24
The renaissance of the Nazi Party, 1925-30
Nazi voters, 1930-32
The road to power, September 1930-January 1933
The Legal Revolution and the Consolidation of Power, 1933-34
The dissolution of the Reichstag and the election of 5 March 1933
The 'revolution from below' and the Enabling Act
The process of Gleichschaltung
The churches
The defeat of the second revolution
State, Party and F�hrer: The Government of Nazi Germany, 1933-39
Ministries and 'Supreme Reich Authorities', 1933-38
Himmler and the SS state
The centralisation of the Reich
The civil service
The Party
The role of Hitler
The Economy, 1933-39
Work creation and economic recovery, 1933-35
The Mittelstand
Schacht and the financing of German rearmament
The Four Year Plan
The industrialists and the Four Year Plan: winners and losers
Rearmament and the German economy, 1937-39
The People's Community: German Society and the Third Reich, 1933-39
The work of the Reich Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda
Education and youth
The peasantry
Women and the family
The workers
Policing the Volksgemeinschaft
The Hitler myth as a factor of integration
The Racial State
Nazi health and eugenic policies
The 'asocials' and homosexuals
Gypsies, part-Africans and the Slav minorities
The Jews
The Germans and the Jews
Foreign Policy, 1933-39
Hitler's priorities, 1933-37
The Anschluss
The destruction of Czechoslovakia
The Polish crisis and the outbreak of war
Germany, Europe and the World, 1939-45
The British problem, 1940-41
The decision to attack Soviet Russia
From European to world war, 1941-45
Europe under German occupation, 1939-44
'Ethnic cleansing' and settlement policies in Eastern Europe
The Holocaust
The Home Front, 1939-45
Disintegration of the F�hrer state
The increasing power of the Nazi Party and the SS
The war economy
Food supplies and rationing
Solving the labour crisis in the war industries
The impact of war on the German people, 1942-45
The end of the Hitler regime
Postscript to the Third Reich: the D�nitz government
The German Opposition
Resistance and Resistenz
Opposition from the Churches
Opposition on the Left
The challenge of youth culture
Resistance by the military and conservative elites
The road to 20 July 1944
Why was there no German revolution in 1945?
The Third Reich in Retrospect
Hitler's rise to power
The Nazi regime
How 'modern' was the Third Reich?
The legacy of Nazi Germany
The nature of fascism
Hermann Rauschning on the aims of Nazism, 1938
The party programme
Hitler's powers as an orator
Working within the constitution
Hitler as saviour
Why the Centre Party voted for the Enabling Bill
Goebbels and the Reich Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda
Hitler's speech to the Reichsstatthalter, 6 July 1933
Hitler's plans for the army
Papen warns Hitler on 17 June 1934
Hitler's lifestyle
'Working towards the F�hrer'
A British view of Hitler
The number of unemployed (in millions)
The Four Year Plan
Achievements of the Four Year Plan, 1936-42
Gross national product and military expenditure in Germany, the USA and Britain, 1933-45
A Nazi history syllabus
The League of German Girls
Women's place in the Nazi state
Population statistics
The egalitarian state
'Do-it-yourself' wage bargaining
Labour relations and the Gestapo
The impact of the 'Beauty of Labour' and 'Strength through Joy' schemes
Development of wages and cost of living index, 1929-40
Average gross hourly earnings in selected industries, 1935-38
Hitler on the racial state
Himmler's circular on the 'gypsy nuisance'
Hitler and the Jews
Hitler threatens the Jews with annihilation
Hitler's thinking on foreign policy in Mein Kampf
The Hossbach Memorandum
Hitler surveys the international situation, 22 August 1939
Hitler gives the order to prepare for an attack on the USSR
The Einsatzgruppen
German treatment of Russian prisoners of war
Resettlement policies in Poland
Hitler's racial priorities
The Wannsee Conference
Comparison between the British and German war efforts
The inefficiencies of labour conscription
The strains of war on the family
The Swing Movement
The Confessing Church emphasises the Fifth Commandment, 1943
Individual acts of opposition
General von Tresckow on the significance of the opposition
Contrasting attitudes towards Hitler in March 1945
Guide to Further Reading
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