High Society In The Third Reich

High Society in the Third Reich
Publisher Polity
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Category History
Total Pages 294
ISBN 9780745643120
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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This book is the first systematic study of the relations between German high society and the Nazis. It uses unpublished archival material, private diaries and diplomatic documents to take us into the hidden areas of power where privileges, tax breaks, and stolen property were exchanged. Fabrice D'Almeida begins by examining high society in the Weimar period, dominated by the old imperial aristocracy and a new republican aristocracy of government officials and wealthy businessmen. It was in this group that Hitler made his social debut in the early 1920s through the mediation of conservative friends and artists, including the family of the composer Richard Wagner. By the end of the 1920s, he enjoyed wide support among socialites, who played a significant role in his access to power in 1933. Their adherence to the Nazi regime, and the favors they received in return, continued and even grew until defeat loomed on the horizon. D'Almeida shows how members of German high society sought to outdo each other in showing zealous support for Hitler, how the old elites starting with the Kaiser's sons partied alongside parvenus, and how actors, aristocrats, SS technocrats, and diplomats came together to form a strange imperial court. Women also played a role in this theatre of power; they were persuaded that they had gained in dignity what they had lost in civil rights. There emerges a fascinating and disturbing picture of a group that allowed nothing - not war, the plundering of Europe, nor the extermination of peoples - to alter their cynical enjoyment of pleasures: hunting, regattas, the opera, balls, dinners and tennis. More than a study of a class or a chronicle, this book lifts the veil that has concealed a society that used secrecy to protect itself. High Society in the Third Reich makes an important and unique contribution to the current reevaluation of the extent to which German society, including German high society, was responsible for Hitler's accession to power and the crimes that were committed by his regime.

High Society in the Third Reich
  • Author : Fabrice D'Almeida
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2008-12-22

This book is the first systematic study of the relations between German high society and the Nazis. It uses unpublished archival material, private diaries and diplomatic documents to take us into the hidden areas of power where privileges, tax breaks, and stolen property were exchanged. Fabrice D'Almeida begins by examining

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Hitler s Monsters
  • Author : Eric Kurlander
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06

“A dense and scholarly book about . . . the relationship between the Nazi party and the occult . . . reveals stranger-than-fiction truths on every page.”—Daily Telegraph The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler’s personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though

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Blitzed
  • Author : Norman Ohler
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-10-06

The sensational international bestseller on the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the Third Reich 'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' Dan Snow 'Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy.

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Art as Politics in the Third Reich
  • Author : Jonathan Petropoulos,Jonathan George Petropoulos
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996

The political elite of Nazi Germany perceived itself as a cultural elite as well. In Art as Politics in the Third Reich, Jonathan Petropoulos explores the elite's cultural aspirations by examining both the formulation of a national aesthetic policy and the content of the private art collections held by high-ranking

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Nazi Wives
  • Author : James Wyllie
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03

Nazi Wives is a fascinating look at the personal lives, psychological profiles, and marriages of the wives of officers in Hitler's inner circle. Goering, Goebbels, Himmler, Heydrich, Hess, Bormann—names synonymous with power and influence in the Third Reich. Perhaps less familiar are Carin, Emmy, Magda, Margarete, Lina, Ilse and

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The Gestapo
  • Author : Frank McDonough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07

A new, comprehensive exploration of the Gestapo from a renowned historian of the Third Reich. Drawing on a detailed examination of previously unpublished Gestapo case files this book relates the fascinating, vivid and disturbing accounts of a cross-section of ordinary and extraordinary people who opposed the Nazi regime. It also

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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
  • Author : William L. Shirer,Ron Rosenbaum
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11

Chronicles the Nazi's rise to power, conquest of Europe, and dramatic defeat at the hands of the Allies.

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Hitler s  National Community
  • Author : Lisa Pine
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA Academic
  • Release Date : 2007-04-27

Provides a new and updated examination of German society under the Nazis, synthesizing a generation of scholarship to offer new insight into the key debates surrounding the subject. Beginning with a focus on Nazi attempts to forge a new national identity and awareness, the book goes on to consider the

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The Third Reich
  • Author : International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1955

Read online The Third Reich written by International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies, published by which was released on 1955. Download full The Third Reich Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Anti Semitism and Schooling Under the Third Reich
  • Author : Gregory Wegner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04

This book investigates the anti-Semitic foundations of Nazi curricula for elementary schools, with a focus on the subjects of biology, history, and literature. Gregory Paul Wegner argues that any study of Nazi society and its values must probe the education provided by the regime. Schools, according to Wegner, play a

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Second Reich to Third Reich
  • Author : Geoff Layton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS- and A-level history students. The new editions combine all the strengths of this well-loved series with a new design and features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed to achieve exam

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Hitler and the Third Reich
  • Author : Catherine Bradley
  • Publisher : New York : Gloucester Press
  • Release Date : 1990

Presents the life of the German chancellor, focusing on his rise to power, the buildup of the German Wehrmacht, and his death in 1945 in a Berlin bunker.

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Culture in Nazi Germany
  • Author : Michael H. Kater
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21

A fresh and insightful history of how the German arts-and-letters scene was transformed under the NazisCulture was integral to the smooth running of the Third Reich. In the years preceding WWII, a wide variety of artistic forms were used to instill a Nazi ideology in the German people and to

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Film in the Third Reich  Art and Propaganda in Nazi Germany
  • Author : David Stewart Hull
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973

Read online Film in the Third Reich Art and Propaganda in Nazi Germany written by David Stewart Hull, published by which was released on 1973. Download full Film in the Third Reich Art and Propaganda in Nazi Germany Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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This Germany  the Story Since the Third Reich
  • Author : Rudolf Walter Leonhardt
  • Publisher : Greenwich, Conn. ; New York : Graphic Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 1964

Read online This Germany the Story Since the Third Reich written by Rudolf Walter Leonhardt, published by Greenwich, Conn. ; New York : Graphic Society Publishers which was released on 1964. Download full This Germany the Story Since the Third Reich Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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