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The Resource Backing Hitler : consent and coercion in Nazi Germany, Robert Gellately

Backing Hitler : consent and coercion in Nazi Germany, Robert Gellately

Label
Backing Hitler : consent and coercion in Nazi Germany
Title
Backing Hitler
Title remainder
consent and coercion in Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gellately
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Debate still rages over how much ordinary Germans knew about the concentration camps and the Gestapo's activities during Hitler's reign. 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. Culling chilling evidence from primary news sources and citing dozens of case studies, Gellately shows how media reports and press stories were an essential dimension of Hitler's popular dictatorship. Indeed, a vast array of material on the concentration camps, the violent campaigns against social outsiders, and the Nazis' radical approaches to "law and order" was published in the media of the day, and was widely read by a highly literate population of Germans. Hitler, Gellately reveals, did not try to hide the existence of the Gestapo or of concentration camps. Nor did the Nazis try to cow the people into submission. Instead they set out to win converts by building on popular images, cherished ideals, and long-held phobias. And their efforts succeeded, Gellately concludes, for the Gestapo's monstrous success was due, in large part, to ordinary German citizens who singled out suspected "enemies" in their midst, reporting their suspicions and allegations freely and in a spirit of cooperation and patriotism. Extensively documented and illustrated with never-before-published photographs, Backing Hitler debunks the myth that Nazi atrocities were carried out in secret
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
943.086
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DD256.5
LC item number
.G45 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Backing Hitler : consent and coercion in Nazi Germany, Robert Gellately
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-343) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Social Outsiders
  • 6.
  • Injustice and the Jews
  • 7.
  • Special 'Justice' for Foreign Workers
  • 8.
  • Enemies in the Ranks
  • 9.
  • Concentration Camps in Public Spaces
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Dictatorship and People at the End of the Third Reich
  • Turning Away from Weimar
  • 2.
  • Police Justice
  • 3.
  • Concentration Camps and Media Reports
  • 4.
  • Shadows of War
Control code
45406462
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 359 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780198205609
Lccn
2001269714
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45406462
  • 752870
Label
Backing Hitler : consent and coercion in Nazi Germany, Robert Gellately
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-343) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Social Outsiders
  • 6.
  • Injustice and the Jews
  • 7.
  • Special 'Justice' for Foreign Workers
  • 8.
  • Enemies in the Ranks
  • 9.
  • Concentration Camps in Public Spaces
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Dictatorship and People at the End of the Third Reich
  • Turning Away from Weimar
  • 2.
  • Police Justice
  • 3.
  • Concentration Camps and Media Reports
  • 4.
  • Shadows of War
Control code
45406462
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 359 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780198205609
Lccn
2001269714
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45406462
  • 752870

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