Creating Hitler’s Germany, The Birth of Extremism

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

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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

ISBN: 1-52673-297-1

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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.