Originally published in 1969, this book discusses the many factors which atomised German society from 1870 onwards and thus assisted Nazi evil, and it shows that Hitler and Nazism were mere phenomena of a mass age. The author wrote with the twin qualifications as historian and survivor of the camps. To have lived through it and then dissect it as a scholar is an astonishing achievement and it is this achievement that this book records.
Table of Contents
1. Are the Germans Human? 2. Power 3. Absolute Power 4. Absolute Corruption 5. There But For the Grace of God…
About the Series
Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set:
- Offer a comprehensive and challenging interpretation of the German past
- Assess Bismarck’s contribution to the German Empire and his legacy for modern Germany
- Examine the psyche of the Germans and discuss the psychological impact of the Second World War on the Germans
- Review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism and the weakness of democracy in 19th Century Germany
- Examine the inter-relationships between social and economic change on the one hand, and political developments on the other.
- Analyse the significance of the Zollverein on economic growth
- Discuss authority and the law in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic.
- Analyse the contribution of German historians to 20th Century historiography
- Chart key events in British – German trade rivalry
- Include archival material from both the former East and West Germany.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
- HISTORY / General
- HISTORY / Europe / Germany