Germans Against Hitler
The Stauffenberg Plot and Resistance Under the Third Reich
By (author) Hans Mommsen
Translated by Angus McGeoch
Introduction by Jeremy Noakes
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Germans Against Hitler by Hans Mommsen
Book DescriptionThose Germans, such as Count Claus von Stauffenberg, who fought the Third Reich from within have often been mythologised as heroes in the fight against tyranny but the truth is far more complex. This seminal book traces the history of the German resistance from the ascent of the Nazi party to the July 1944 attempted assassination of Hitler. Informed by more than four decades of research and written by the premier historian of the German Resistance, "Germans Against Hitler" offers the most authoritative history of the tens of thousands of Germans who tried to resist Nazism. Hans Mommsen considers the full spectrum of opposition, from small but still dangerous acts of political disobedience to large-scale conspiracies to overthrow government. He analyses the ideologies of the incredible assassination plot of July 20 1944, as well as those of the Kreisau Circle and the conservative, socialist, church and military oppositions. "Germans Against Hitler" is the definitive work on this subject, of vital importance for scholars and students and all those interested in the history of World War II.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845118525
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hans Mommsen
Germans Against Hitler, Hardback (July 2003)
German resistance to Hitler is a central element of the history of Nazism. Hans Mommsen examines the political aims of these "other Germans". He analyses the ideologies of the assassination plot of 20th July 1944, the Kreisau Circle, conservative, socialist, church and military oppositions.
Third Reich Between Vision and Reality, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by Hans Mommsen
Covering topics like the Viennese background to Hitler's career; the development of fascist tendencies amongst the German population during the Weimar period; and the nature of popular support for national socialism, this book makes accessible controversial arguments which have resulted from reassessments of Hitler's movement and his Nazi regime.
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Author Biography - Hans Mommsen
Hans Mommsen is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the Ruhr University in Bochum and one of Germany's preeminent historians. His many books include "The Rise and Fall of Weimar Democracy" and "From Weimar to Auschwitz."
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