Amazon bans sale of most editions of adolf hitlers mein. Fsb report on the nearly two million highly classified topsecret documents obtained from the united states department of defense dod. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. Washington post book world readers will notice that gellately offers a far more sophisticated argument and more abundant evidence than daniel goldhagens cause celebre, hitler s willing executioners. Now, in this welldocumented and provocative volume, historian robert gellately argues that the majority of german citizens had quite a clear picture of the extent of nazi atrocities, and continued to support the reich to the bitter end. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading backing hitler. Given the books length, and the central role in the operation of the regime that longerich ascribes to hitler he has little sympathy for the notion that hitler was a disengaged, weak. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Since hitlers election in 1933, the nazi press and those papers well.
Stalin apparently was especially interested in hitlers personal habits, sex life and health. The capture of power by hitler and the nazi movement in 1933 was one of the great turningpoints in modern history. Yet its significance is usually seen to rest less upon what occurred in 1933 than upon what happened later. Secret antinazi diary gives voice to man on the street friedrich kellners account, starting from 1939, about the nazi regimes atrocities and the unfolding destruction. We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. Consent and coercion in nazi germany from the worlds largest community of readers. The book opens up how one of the most barbarian dictators in the history of mankind thought and justified his actions. Robert gellatelys most recent work, backing hitler, like his previous book the.
How was the gestapo able to detect the smallest signs. But, as british historian michael burleigh points out in selecting the best books on the german dictator, hitler was a bizarre and strangely empty character who never did a proper days work in his life, as well as a raving fantasist on to whom germans were able to project their longings. Reviewed by antoine capet, university of rouen, france. Consent and coercion in nazi germany by robert gellately is a interesting and thought provoking study of what the german people knew and when they know it. Using newspapers and radio broadcasts of the day as evidence, gellately the gestapo and german society, strassler professor in holocaust history at clark university, effectively demonstrates how ordinary germans evolved into a powerful base of support for the nazi regime. The police state as it emerged in nazi germany starting in 1933 was very extreme, as is widely known. In backing hitler, robert gellately shows us what a true police state looks like. Gellately strassler professor in holocaust history, clark univ. Jun 10, 2019 open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. In short, backing hitler is about public opinion in nazi germany.
Backing hitler by robert gellately, 2001, oxford university press edition, in english backing hitler 2001 edition open library. A significant contribution to this new debate is robert gellatelys new book, backing hitler. Backing hitler by robert gellately and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Given the book s length, and the central role in the operation of the regime that longerich ascribes to hitler he has little sympathy for the notion that hitler was a disengaged, weak.
Backing hitler was chosen as a main selection for book clubs in north america and the united kingdom. If you appreciate this service, please consider donating to hnet so we can continue to provide this service free of charge. Buy backing hitler by robert gellately from waterstones today. Bradford gill from plano was looking for backing hitler book report darrell taylor found the answer to a search query backing hitler book report looking. The book aims to expose once and for all the subsequent consent and active participation of large numbers. Semitism gained hitlers dictatorship more support than it lost p. Consent and coercion in nazi germany, 19331945, gellately argues that the gestapo were not in fact allpervasive and intrusive as they have been described. Enforcing racial policy 19331945 oxford university press, 1990, gellately echoes several important themes here heralded in his. In some respects one learns almost as much about stalin as hitler in reading the report. Debate still rages over how much ordinary germans knew about the concentration camps and the gestapos activities during hitlers reign. We are dedicated to helping students with their everyday college needs. Fsb report on the nearly two million highly classified topsecret documents obtained from the united states department of. The boys who challenged hitler summary and study guide.
If you want to check out this book again it is bloodlands. Backing hitler robert gellately oxford university press. Consent and coercion in nazi germany, german history, volume 21, issue 1, 1 january. It is known to everyone that hitler molded the way history books as we see them today and committed one of the gravest crimes on the mankind, but what this book reveals is the underlying fuel that propelled this man. May 21, 2016 this video is a brief overview of the book written by dr. Gellately does a fine job delving through the historical achieves, especially old newspapers, to give the reader an insight into what information was available to the german. Twice toward justice, was inspired to write the book after learning about the churchill club on a visit to the museum of danish. Hitler has a reputation as the incarnation of evil. Knud pedersen and the churchill club by phillip hoose is a young adult ya nonfiction book published in 2015. Consent and coercion in nazi germany new ed by gellately, robert isbn. Hoose, who previously received a newbery honor for claudette colvin. Glenn beck is a leading american media personality, political commentator, author, and founder of theblaze. After a standard account of hitlers takeover and a delineation of the gestapos and other police and judicial organsb4 powers in his. The best books on hitler five books expert recommendations.
This article is an attempt to integrate the history of the nazi capture of power into. The project that grew into the compilation of the hitler book began shortly after the end of the second world war in europe. The horror did not stop with ve day, but continued on for years afterwards. Josef stalin had doubted the official story that adolf hitler had indeed committed suicide, and personally believed that hitler had fled and that the western allies had granted him political asylum. The perfect book to follow up backing hitler with is savage continent by keith lowe. Consent and coercion in nazi germany consent and coercion in nazi germany by robert gellately available from rakuten kobo. A fortiori, when one is reminded, as in gellatys book, that many overt brutalities took place, not in the heat of battle or in the. But there is much to learn by examining the details and coming to understand the dynamics of its operation and development. Hitlers alpine home, the berghof, is described as overly luxurious, and the authors repeatedly emphasize the extravagance of the reich chancellery as well. Amazon has banned the sale of most editions of hitler s mein kampf and other nazi propaganda books from its store following decades of campaigning by.
Germans knew of holocaust horror about death camps uk. Consent and coercion in nazi germany came up as people who like this. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read backing hitler. In truth, gellatelys work is what goldhagens book could have been, but wasnt.
The book aims to expose once and for all the subsequent consent and active. The nazis never won a majority in free elections, but soon after hitler took power most people turned away from democracy and backed the nazi regime. Consent and coercion in nazi germany, robert gellately explains how the german people came to support hitler, concluding that they were not only aware of the atrocities committed by the national socialist movement, but they also played an integral part in maintaining the antisemitic nature of the third reich. Debate still rages over how much ordinary germans knew about the concentration camps and the gestapos activities during hitler s reign. Then, whilst reading on my nook, i mentioned that book to a visitor. My finger tapped on it, and this book began to download. Familiar to historians of the third reich for his the gestapo and german society. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
More the nazis never won a majority in free elections, but soon after hitler took power most germans turned away from democracy and backed the nazi regime. Having read hitler s willing executioners, i thought id learned it all, and who needs the grief. Enforcing racial policy 19331945 oxford university press. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Consent and coercion in nazi germany kindle edition by gellately, robert. Consent and coercion in nazi germany gellately, robert on. Hitler won growing support even as he established the secret police gestapo and concentration camps. Culling chilling evidence from primary news sources and citing dozens of case studies, gellately shows how media reports and press stories were an essential. His book, backing hitler, is based on the first systematic analysis by a historian of surviving german newspaper and magazine archives since 1933, the year hitler became chancellor.584 815 856 136 1270 376 199 1149 663 1305 114 700 715 908 506 706 372 879 241 1215 855 243 1499 1495 1393 746 557 327 648 1021 334 576 134 136 22