The Third Reich in Power

The Third Reich in Power

Richard J. Evans

Language: English

Pages: 960

ISBN: 0143037900

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war

This magnificent second volume of Richard J. Evans's three-volume history of Nazi Germany was hailed by Benjamin Schwartz of the Atlantic Monthly as "the definitive English-language account... gripping and precise." It chronicles the incredible story of Germany's radical reshaping under Nazi rule. As those who were deemed unworthy to be counted among the German people were dealt with in increasingly brutal terms, Hitler's drive to prepare Germany for the war that he saw as its destiny reached its fateful hour in September 1939. The Third Reich in Power is the fullest and most authoritative account yet written of how, in six years, Germany was brought to the edge of that terrible abyss.

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reduce the impact of the increasingly Nazified teaching he was required to give, ‘had to consider every word before he said it, since the children of the old “Party comrades” are constantly watching out so that they can put in a denunciation.’163 Pressures to conform worked both ways; children who failed to give the required ‘Hail, Hitler’ greeting, for example, could be disciplined; in one instance, where Catholic schoolgirls were found greeting each other with the formula ‘H.u.S.n.w.K’, which

synagogues had set themselves alight or burst into flames in some other way’. The stories, Goebbels insisted, should not be given too much prominence in the press, which of course was read outside Germany as well as within, and there were to be no pictures of the damage.184 On 11 November 1936, in the Racial Observer, Goebbels attacked the ‘hostility to Germany of the mostly Jewish foreign press’ for overreacting to the pogrom. In a widely syndicated article, replete with headlines such as ‘Last

See also Akademie der Künste, Berlin (ed.), Zwischen Anpassung und Widerstand: Kunst in Deutsch land 1933-1945 (Berlin, 1978). 117 . Paret, An Artist, 23-5, 38-43, 59; a better title for Paret’s excellent book would perhaps have been The Third Reich against an Artist. 118 . Ernst Barlach, Die Briefe, ed. Friedrich Dross (2 vols., Munich, 1968-9), II. 414 (Barlach to Leo Kestenberg, 13 November 1933). 119 . Ibid., II. 374 (Ernst Barlach to Hans Barlach, 2 May 1933). 120 Cited in Paret, An

Bevölkerungsgeschichte Deutschlands im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (Frankfurt am Main, 1984), 67-71, 148. 38 . Silverman, Hitler’s Economy, 244, and 359 n. 68, criticizing the statistics provided by Overy, ‘Unemployment’, 65; however, the Weimar Republic figures were not that impressive either: see also Dan P. Silverman, ‘A Pledge Unredeemed: The Housing Crisis in Weimar Germany’, Central European History, 3 (March 1970), 112-39, at 119-20. See also Blaich, Wirtschaft, 15-21. 39 . ‘Germany’s

The Gestapo, 131, calls him a ‘noble from southern Germany’. For a detailed dissection of his fantasies, see Alphons Kappeler, Ein Fall von ‘Pseudologia phantastica’ in der deutschen Literatur: Fritz Reck-Malleczewen (2 vols., Göppingen, 1975), I. 5-179. 8 Kappeler, Ein Fall, II. 482-92. 9 . Heinz Reif, Adel im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (Munich, 1999), 54, 112, 117; Georg H. Kleine, ‘Adelsgenossenschaft und Nationalsozialismus’, VfZ 26 (1978), 100-143; Shelley Baranowski, ‘East Elbian Landed

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