Life And Death In The Third Reich

Life and Death in the Third Reich
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 380
ISBN 9780674033740
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

Fritzsche deciphers the puzzle of Nazism's ideological grip. Its basic appeal lay in the Volksgemeinschaft - a "people’s community" that appealed to Germans to be part of a great project to redress the wrongs of the Versailles treaty, make the country strong and vital, and rid the body politic of unhealthy elements. Diaries and letters reveal Germans' fears, desires, and reservations, while showing how Nazi concepts saturated everyday life.