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Der totale Rausch

Der totale Rausch

Drogen im Dritten Reich

  • Author: Norman Ohler
  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • ISBN: 346231517X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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Drogen im Dritten Reich – »dieses Buch ändert das Gesamtbild« (Hans Mommsen) Über Drogen im Dritten Reich ist bislang wenig bekannt. Norman Ohler geht den Tätern von damals buchstäblich unter die Haut und schaut direkt in ihre Blutbahnen hinein. Arisch rein ging es darin nicht zu, sondern chemisch deutsch – und ziemlich toxisch. Wo die Ideologie für Fanatismus und »Endsieg« nicht mehr ausreichte, wurde hemmungslos nachgeholfen, während man offiziell eine strikte Politik der »Rauschgiftbekämpfung« betrieb. Als Deutschland 1940 Frankreich überfiel, standen die Soldaten der Wehrmacht unter 35 Millionen Dosierungen Pervitin. Das Präparat – heute als Crystal Meth bekannt – war damals in jeder Apotheke erhältlich, machte den Blitzkrieg erst möglich und wurde zur Volksdroge im NS-Staat. Auch der vermeintliche Abstinenzler Hitler griff gerne zur pharmakologischen Stimulanz: Als er im Winter 1944 seine letzte Offensive befehligte, kannte er längst keine nüchternen Tage mehr. Schier pausenlos erhielt er von seinem Leibarzt Theo Morell verschiedenste Dopingmittel, dubiose Hormonpräparate und auch harte Drogen gespritzt. Nur so konnte der Diktator seinen Wahn bis zum Schluss aufrechterhalten. Ohler hat bislang gesperrte Materialien ausgewertet, mit Zeitzeugen, Militärhistorikern und Medizinern gesprochen. Entstanden ist ein erschütterndes, faktengenaues Buch. Der totale Rausch wurde von dem bedeutenden Historiker Hans Mommsen begleitet, der das Nachwort beisteuert. Sein Fazit: »Dieses Buch ändert das Gesamtbild.«

»Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger!«

»Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger!«

Meine Kindheit in Deutschland

  • Author: Hans J. Massaquoi
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104002991
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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***Spannend wie ein Abenteuerroman*** Als Sohn einer weißen Mutter und eines schwarzen Vaters wächst Hans-Jürgen Massaquoi in großbürgerlichen Verhältnissen in Hamburg auf. Doch eines Tages verlässt der Vater das Land. Hans-Jürgen und seine Mutter bleiben zurück und ziehen in ein Arbeiterviertel. Als die Nazis die Macht übernehmen, verändert sich ihr Leben grundlegend ... Hans J. Massaquoi beschreibt in seiner außergewöhnlichen Autobiographie seine Kindheit und Jugend zwischen 1926 und 1948 als einer der wenigen schwarzen Deutschen in diesem Land.

Tiergarten - In the Garden of Beasts

Tiergarten - In the Garden of Beasts

Ein amerikanischer Botschafter in Nazi-Deutschland

  • Author: Erik Larson
  • Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
  • ISBN: 345585107X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd kommt als Botschafter nach Deutschland. Zunächst recht unkritisch, verkehren er und seine Tochter Martha mit hochrangigen Nazis und besuchen deren schillernde Partys. Doch die Schatten werden immer dunkler - bis zur blutigen »Nacht der langen Messer«, in der ein Ausbruch von Gewalt und Hass endgültig Hitlers skrupellose Ambitionen offenbart. Er ist nicht Roosevelts erste Wahl, doch da sich kein anderer Kandidat findet, wird der gutmütige Geschichtsprofessor Dodd nach Berlin geschickt. Dieser muss sich nicht nur mit den merkwürdigen Entwicklungen in Deutschland auseinandersetzen, sondern auch einem intriganten, politisch gleichgültigen State Department entgegentreten. Unterdessen ist Martha verzückt von den Partys und dem Pomp - und den hübschen jungen Nazis. Doch als sich Attacken auf Juden häufen, die Presse der Zensur unterworfen wird, Entwürfe von beängstigenden Gesetzen in den Umlauf kommen und schließlich in der »Nacht der langen Messer« Hitlers wahre Absichten offenbar werden, müssen die Dodds die Gefahr erkennen. Atemberaubend temporeich erzählt, mit unvergesslichen Porträts der neuen Herren von Deutschland, zeigt das Buch aus der Perspektive von externen Augenzeugen die Machtergreifung der Nazis in einem neuen Licht - und gibt Einblick, warum die Welt die ernste Bedrohung durch Hitler erst wahrnahm, als Berlin und Europa von Blut und Terror überschwemmt wurden.

Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

A History of Nazi Germany

  • Author: William L. Shirer
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671728687
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1264
  • View: 2007
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The classic history of Adolph Hitler's rise to power and his dramatic defeat

Inside Nazi Germany

Inside Nazi Germany

Conformity, Opposition, and Racism in Everyday Life

  • Author: Detlev Peukert
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300044805
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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This book by Detlev Peukert is a survey of the complex experiences and attitudes of ordinary German people between 1933 and 1945. It records how people lived during this period, how they evaded or accepted the regime's demands, and where they positioned themselves along the spectrum between the front lines, side lines, and firing lines.

A Concise History of Nazi Germany

A Concise History of Nazi Germany

  • Author: Joseph W. Bendersky
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742553637
  • Category: History
  • Page: 228
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This balanced history offers a concise, readable introduction to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with analysis, Joseph Bendersky presents an authoritative survey of the major political, economic, and social factors that powered the rise and fall of the Third Reich. His classic treatment provides an invaluable overview of a subject that retains its historical significance and contemporary importance.

Shattered Youth in Nazi Germany

Shattered Youth in Nazi Germany

Primary Sources From the Holocaust

  • Author: Linda Jacobs Altman
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: 9780766032682
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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In simple, poignant prose, these primary source accounts capture the tragic and courageous experiences of young people who lived through the Holocaust and whose lives were forever altered by it.

Between Dignity and Despair

Between Dignity and Despair

Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

  • Author: Marion A. Kaplan
  • Publisher: Studies in Jewish History
  • ISBN: 9780195130928
  • Category: History
  • Page: 290
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Draws on memoirs, diaries, and letters of Jews living in Nazi Germany at the start of the holocaust

Film Propaganda

Film Propaganda

Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany

  • Author: Richard Taylor
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781860641671
  • Category: History
  • Page: 266
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In this substantially revised and enlarged edition of Film Propaganda, Richard Taylor examines how the respective governments of Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany exploited the cinema's potential for mass propaganda.

Who's Who in Nazi Germany

Who's Who in Nazi Germany

  • Author: Robert S. Wistrich
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136413812
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Who's Who in Nazi Germany looks at the individuals who influenced every aspect of life in Nazi Germany. It covers a representative cross-section of German society from 1933-1945, and includes: * Nazi Party leaders; SS, Wehrmacht and Gestapo personalities; civil service and diplomatic personnel * industrialists, churchmen, intellectuals, artists, entertainers and sports personalities * resistance leaders, political dissidents, critics and victims of the regime * extensive biographical information on each figure extending into the post-war period * analysis of their role and significance in Nazi Germany * an accessible, easy to use A-Z layout * a glossary and comprehensive bibliography.

Nazi Germany: Teach Yourself Ebook

Nazi Germany: Teach Yourself Ebook

  • Author: Michael Lynch
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444157558
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Understand Nazi Germany is an accessible introduction to one of the most controversial and debated periods of history. The years 1933-45 witnessed the take-over of Germany by a man and a movement whose racial and political policies are now regarded with universal abhorrence, but which at the time were genuinely popular. This gripping study explains not only the key events, but their causes and impacts.

Nurses in Nazi Germany

Nurses in Nazi Germany

Moral Choice in History

  • Author: Bronwyn Rebekah McFarland-Icke
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691006659
  • Category: History
  • Page: 343
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This book tells the story of German nurses who, directly or indirectly, participated in the Nazis' "euthanasia" measures against patients with mental and physical disabilities, measures that claimed well over 100,000 victims from 1939 to 1945. How could men and women who were trained to care for their patients come to kill or assist in murder or mistreatment? This is the central question pursued by Bronwyn McFarland-Icke as she details the lives of nurses from the beginning of the Weimar Republic through the years of National Socialist rule. Rather than examine what the Party did or did not order, she looks into the hearts and minds of people whose complicity in murder is not easily explained with reference to ideological enthusiasm. Her book is a micro-history in which many of the most important ethical, social, and cultural issues at the core of Nazi genocide can be addressed from a fresh perspective. McFarland-Icke offers gripping descriptions of the conditions and practices associated with psychiatric nursing during these years by mining such sources as nursing guides, personnel records, and postwar trial testimony. Nurses were expected to be conscientious and friendly caretakers despite job stress, low morale, and Nazi propaganda about patients' having "lives unworthy of living." While some managed to cope with this situation, others became abusive. Asylum administrators meanwhile encouraged nurses to perform with as little disruption and personal commentary as possible. So how did nurses react when ordered to participate in, or tolerate, the murder of their patients? Records suggest that some had no conflicts of conscience; others did as they were told with regret; and a few refused. The remarkable accounts of these nurses enable the author to re-create the drama taking place while sharpening her argument concerning the ability and the willingness to choose.

Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany

  • Author: Jane Caplan
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191647748
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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The history of National Socialism as movement and regime remains one of the most compelling and intensively studied aspects of twentieth-century history, and one whose significance extends far beyond Germany or even Europe alone. This volume presents an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the history of Nazi Germany, with ten chapters on the most important themes, each by an expert in the field. Following an introduction which sets out the challenges this period of history has posed to historians since 1945, contributors explain how Nazism emerged as ideology and political movement; how Hitler and his party took power and remade the German state; and how the Nazi 'national community' was organized around a radical and eventually lethal distinction between the 'included' and the 'excluded'. Further chapters discuss the complex relationship between Nazism and Germany's religious faiths; the perverse economic rationality of the regime; the path to war laid down by Hitler's foreign policy; and the intricate and intimate intertwining of war and genocide, with a final chapter on the aftermath of National Socialism in postwar German history and memory.

Education in Nazi Germany

Education in Nazi Germany

  • Author: Lisa Pine
  • Publisher: Berg
  • ISBN: 1847887643
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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Shaping the minds of the future generation was pivotal to the Nazi regime in order to ensure the continuing success of the Third Reich. Through the curriculum, the elite schools and youth groups, the Third Reich waged a war for the minds of the young. Hitler understood the importance of education in creating self-identity, inculcating national pride, promoting 'racial purity' and building loyalty. The author examines how Nazism took shape in the classroom via school textbook policy, physical education and lessons on Nationalist Socialist heroes and anti-Semitism. Offering a compelling new analysis of Nazi educational policy, this book brings to the forefront an often-overlooked aspect of the Third Reich.

Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany

The Face of Tyranny

  • Author: Ted Gottfried
  • Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
  • ISBN: 9780761317142
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
  • View: 1742
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Describes the Nazis' rise to power in Germany and their efforts to conquer Europe, as well as their full-scale war against Jews and others.

Hitler’s Prisons

Hitler’s Prisons

Legal Terror in Nazi Germany

  • Author: Nikolaus Wachsmann
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300228295
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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State prisons played an indispensable part in the terror of the Third Reich, incarcerating many hundreds of thousands of men and women during the Nazi era. This important book illuminates the previously unknown world of Nazi prisons, their victims, and the judicial and penal officials who built and operated this system of brutal legal terror. Nikolaus Wachsmann describes the operation and function of legal terror in the Third Reich and brings Nazi prisons to life through the harrowing stories of individual inmates. Drawing on a vast array of archival materials, he traces the series of changes in prison policies and practice that led eventually to racial terror, brutal violence, slave labor, starvation, and mass killings. Wachsmann demonstrates that “ordinary” legal officials were ready collaborators who helped to turn courts and prisons into key components in the Nazi web of terror. And he concludes with a discussion of the whitewash of the Nazi legal system in postwar West Germany.

Backing Hitler

Backing Hitler

Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

  • Author: Robert Gellately
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191604526
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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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. Hitler won growing support even as he established the secret police (Gestapo) and concentration camps. What has been in dispute for over fifty years is what the Germans knew about these camps, and in what ways were they involved in the persecution of 'race enemies', slave workers, and social outsiders. To answer these questions, and to explore the public sides of Nazi persecution, Robert Gellately has consulted an array of primary documents. He argues that the Nazis did not cloak their radical approaches to 'law and order' in utter secrecy, but played them up in the press and loudly proclaimed the superiority of their system over all others. They publicized their views by drawing on popular images, cherished German ideals, and long held phobias, and were able to win over converts to their cause. The author traces the story from 1933, and shows how war and especially the prospect of defeat radicalized Nazism. As the country spiralled toward defeat, Germans for the most part held on stubbornly. For anyone who contemplated surrender or resistance, terror became the order of the day.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany

  • Author: Brenda Haugen
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780756515898
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Biography of Adolf Hitler, ruler of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, who conquered most of Europe before his fall in World War II.

Business and Industry in Nazi Germany

Business and Industry in Nazi Germany

  • Author: Francis R. Nicosia,Jonathan Huener
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781571816542
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 211
  • View: 1896
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During the past decade, the role of Germany's economic elites under Hitler has once again moved into the limelight of historical research and public debate. This volume offers a brief but focused introduction to the role of Germany businesses and industries in the crimes of Hitler's Third Reich.

Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany

Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany

Comparisons and Contrasts

  • Author: Richard Bessel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521477116
  • Category: History
  • Page: 242
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Can Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany be compared? This collaborative volume explores the parallels and contrasts between the two regimes. Its ten essays examine the rise of the Fascist and Nazi movements; the relation of the regimes to workers, women, and war; and how the regimes may be viewed in a long-term perspective. The essays take stock of recent research, advance fresh theories about the histories of Nazism and Fascism, and provide a basis for informed comparison of two regimes central to twentieth-century history.