Origins, Interpretations, LegaciesBook - 1999
Hitler's Germany provides a comprehensive narrative history of Nazi Germany and sets it in the wider context of nineteenth and twentieth century German history. Roderick Stackelberg analyzes how it was possible that a national culture of such creativity and achievement could generate such barbarism and destructiveness.
This second edition has been updated throughout to incorporate recent historical research and engage with current debates in the field. It includes:
an expanded introduction focusing on the hazards of writing about Nazi Germany
an extended analysis of fascism, totalitarianism, imperialism and ideology
a broadened contextualisation of antisemitism
discussion of the Holocaust including the euthanasia program and the role of eugenics
new chapters on Nazi social and economic policies and the structure of government as well as on the role of culture, the arts, education and religion
additional maps, tables and a chronology
a fully updated bibliography.
Exploring the controversies surrounding Nazism and its afterlife in historiography and historical memory Hitler s Germany provides students with an interpretive framework for understanding this extraordinary episode in German and European history."