By (author) Guido Knopp
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Hitler's Hitmen by Guido Knopp
Book DescriptionWhat made six ordinary men instigate the terrifying criminal Nazi regime throughout German society and beyond with such enthusiasm and diligence? Supported by recently discovered files from all over the world, and interviews with former Nazi members and victims, Guido Knopp examines the background and activities of some of Hitler's right-hand men. Here is Adolf Eichmann, who arranged the deportation of Jews in crowded trains, before sentencing thousands to a terrifying death as part of the Final Solution; Martin Bormann, Hitler's secretary and deputy, who controlled sensitive papers to influence government policy; Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hitler's foreign advisor; Roland Friesler, known as the hanging judge on account of his brutality in administrating Nazi law; Baldur von Schirach, leader of the Hitler Youth movement; and Joseph Mengele, the doctor involved in the bizarre genetic experiments on concentration camp prisoners. These very different people all shared an awestruck dedication to Hitler and a deep hatred of the Jews. Through the diaries and first-hand observations of those around them, their personalities are brought to life to provide an exemplary portrait of the elusive minds of willing Nazi executors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750942881
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Guido Knopp
Hitler's Women, Paperback (July 2006)
Focuses on the leading women of the Third Reich and the role they played in the Nazi regime. To illustrate this theme, the author paints pen portraits of six famous women who were all bound up with Hitler's regime: Evan Braun; Magda Goebbels; Winifred Wagner; Leni Riefenstahl; Zarah Leander; and the legendary screen goddess Marlene Dietrich.
Hitler's Henchmen, Paperback (July 2005)
SS, Paperback (June 2005)
In this title, supported by photographs and the words of former SS men, their close friends and colleagues, Guido Knopp brings back to life a generation whose fanaticism and violence shaped the identity of the Third Reich. The post-war story of the SS is also outlined.
Hitler's Warriors, Hardback (March 2005)» View all books by Guido Knopp
In this book in a series on Knopp's reassessment of Germany's guilty past, he turns to the careers and the relationship with Hitler of six key military leaders of the Third Reich: Erich von Manstein, Erwin Rommel, Friedrich Paulus, Wilhelm Keitel, Ernst Udet and Wilhelm Canaris.
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Author Biography - Guido Knopp
GUIDO KNOPP has written numerous award-winning TV documentaries and best-selling books including Hitler's Henchmen, Hitler's Holocaust and Hitler's Children. He lives in Germany.
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