The third book by the author on the German Home Front and the Nazi control of Germany. This book takes an original approach seeing a part of Nazi Germany through the eyes of German families – Highly Recommended
NAME: Creating Hitler's Germany, The Birth of Extremism FILE: R2922 AUTHOR: Tim Heath PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 220 PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, World War Two, Second World War, Nazi Germany, road to war, Holocaust, German families, German home front, youth groups, Hitler Youth, Bund Deutscher Madel, Hitler Jungen
IMAGE: B2922.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y4gjsekk LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The third book by the author on the German Home Front and the Nazi control of Germany. This book takes an original approach seeing a part of Nazi Germany through the eyes of German families – Highly Recommended Nazi Germany and its Wagnerian end has proved a focus of fascination with a wealth of published material. The enduring question has always been why a cultured, prosperous European nation could have sunk to the depths achieved by Germany under the Nazis. The uncomfortable truth is that it achieved this terrible end very easily and other European nations could have taken a similar path, given a similar starting point. The mad genius of Hitler and his Nazis was in using modern communications technology to build on flaws already widespread in the German population. Although in 1945 it was hard to impossible to find Germans who were not claiming to have been active members of the Resistance against Hitler, the resistance movement was tiny and fragmented. What there was of a Resistance did not necessarily take a very different view from the Nazis, but just wanted to avoid defeat and humiliation. The Nazis used laws to support their genocide program, laws that were passed with general approval. News was a crafted stream of lies and today we can look at the BBC to see directly how public broadcasting in a supposedly democratic nation can be used to output propaganda, blatant bias and lies. What was clever was the way in which it played on fears already widely held and prejudice that was endemic over #generations. The result was that the general population accepted without serious question a sinister story line that equated some deadly and extreme policies with patriotism. That was linked directly to apparent growth in the economy and attributed to Hitler, rewriting history and producing a feeling that Germany was regaining its 'rightful' place in Europe, dominating its neighbours. Even in the final terrible days of round the clock bombing and the advancing Allied armies, many Germans still felt that they had been right in supporting the Nazis. The author has taken a small group of German families and looked at the Nazi years as they saw them. It is a unique and illuminating story.