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Title:
The Oxford illustrated history of the Third Reich / edited by Robert Gellately.
Title Variants:
Third Reich.

3rd Reich.
ISBN:
9780198728283
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
383 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits ; 26 cm
Abstract:
At age thirty in 1919, Adolf Hitler had no accomplishments. He was a rootless loner, a corporal in a shattered army, without money or prospects. A little more than twenty years later, in autumn 1941, he directed his dynamic forces against the Soviet Union, and in December, the Germans were at the gates of Moscow and Leningrad. At that moment, Hitler appeared - however briefly - to be the most powerful ruler on the planet. Given this dramatic turn of events, it is little wonder that since 1945 generations of historians keep trying to explain how it all happened. This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the complex history of the Third Reich, from the coming to power of the Nazis in 1933 to the final collapse in 1945. Using photographs, paintings, propaganda images, and a host of other such materials from a wide range of sources, including official documents, cinema, and the photography of contemporary amateurs, foreigners, and the Allied armies, it distils our ideas about the period and provides a balanced and accessible account of the whole era.
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At age thirty in 1919, Adolf Hitler had no accomplishments. He was a rootless loner, a corporal in a shattered army, without money or prospects. A little more than twenty years later, in autumn 1941, he directed his dynamic forces against the Soviet Union, and in December, the Germans were atthe gates of Moscow and Leningrad. At that moment, Hitler appeared - however briefly - to be the most powerful ruler on the planet. Given this dramatic turn of events, it is little wonder that since 1945 generations of historians keep trying to explain how it all happened.This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the complex history of the Third Reich, from the coming to power of the Nazis in 1933 to the final collapse in 1945. Using photographs, paintings, propaganda images, and a host of other such materials from a wide range ofsources, including official documents, cinema, and the photography of contemporary amateurs, foreigners, and the Allied armies, it distils our ideas about the period and provides a balanced and accessible account of the whole era.


Author Notes

Robert Gellately is Earl Ray Beck Professor of History at Florida State University. His publications have been translated into over twenty languages and include the widely acclaimed Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe (2007), Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 (2001), and Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War (2013), the last two also published by Oxford UniversityPress. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.


Table of Contents

Robert GellatelyMatthew StibbeHermann BeckHedwig Richter and Ralph JessenJonathan PetropoulosDavid F. CrewPeter HayesOmer BartovDieter PohlJulia S. TorrieRobert Gellately
List of Mapsp. vii
Introduction: The Third Reichp. 1
1 The Weimar Republic and the Rise of National Socialismp. 19
2 The Nazi 'Seizure of Power'p. 51
3 Elections, Plebiscites, and Festivalsp. 85
4 Architecture and the Artsp. 119
5 Photography and Cinemap. 157
6 The Economyp. 189
7 The Holocaustp. 213
8 War and Empirep. 243
9 The Home Frontp. 275
10 Decline and Collapsep. 311
Appendix: Daily inmate numbers in the SS concentration camps, 1934-45p. 351
Further Readingp. 353
Picture Acknowledgementsp. 363
Indexp. 367

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