This is a thought provoking book that sets Munich in perspective with Hitler and the NSDAP. The author describes how Munich became a focal point in the growth of the NSDAP under Adolf Hitler. – Highly Recommended.
NAME: A Guide To Hitler's Munich FILE: R3061 AUTHOR: David Mathieson PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Munich, Bavaria, Austria, Medieval streets, Hitler, Nazis, NSDAP, 1920s, 1930s, anti-Semitism, Third Reich, Beer Hall Putsch, pre-WWI
PAGES: 193 IMAGE: B3061.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yz6dctzd LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This is a thought provoking book that sets Munich in perspective with Hitler and the NSDAP. The author describes how Munich became a focal point in the growth of the NSDAP under Adolf Hitler. – Highly Recommended. The subject of Hitler and the NSDAP has attracted so much attention over the years. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of miles of film, acres of books, magazine stories and lectures have been devoted to one of the most atrocious periods of human history. There may be many reasons for this but there is so much yet to be uncovered, discussed, dissected, raked through. Munich is a cipher of Germany between the World Wars. Commendable history and culture, beautiful architecture, wonderful scenic backdrops, hospitable people, and yet the dark stain of Nazism is just the most recent part of a dark streak through the history of Munich. Hitler was born in Western Austria, in what had once been the Archbisopric of Salzburg, brought up and schooled there, before moving to Munich. Once there he was a largely friendless individual scraping a living as an obscure artist. Had it not been for WWI and his enlistment in the Bavarian army he would probably have been an obscure artist, known to only a handful of people. He would probably have been filled with resentment, but this would have hurt very few. The war, and his struggle to remain in a peacetime Bavarian Army, resulted in him being trained as a propagandist and informer, uncovering his talent for oratory. Munich society was not unlike Western Austrian society. From the early Medieval period it had a strong anti-Jewish streak and an equally anti-Muslim streak. The most unflattering statues reflect this hate. Stories of foul deeds attributed to these two groups were widely accepted at all levels of society from the poorest to the richest. Hitler absorbed this background and his resentment with the world took this hatred to a terrible level, of genocide on an industrial scale. The author has provided a very readable guide to Munich and its relationship with Hitler. There is a very good black and white photo-plate section to add to the descriptive text.