The 12 year Reich

How did the "ordinary citizen" live under such a system? This book is filled with the facts, the data, and the details.

Author: Richard Grunberger

Publisher: Henry Holt

ISBN: UVA:X000379873

Category: Germany

Page: 535

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The Nazis, to enforce their grip on every citizen's allegiance, developed a social system unprecedented in history. It was rigidly hierarchical, with the seemingly beneficent and ascetic figure of Hitler at the top -- the focus for the homage and aspirations of every German man, woman, and child. How did the "ordinary citizen" live under such a system? This book is filled with the facts, the data, and the details. The 12-Year Reich is the first comprehensive one-volume social history of Nazi Germany showing how Germans lived, worked, relaxed, and regarded themselves and others between 1933 and 1945. - Jacket flap.

Beyond Blackface

Richard Grundberger, The 12-Year Reich, A Social History of Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 (New York: Holt, Rienhart, and Winston, 1971), 10, notes that the Depression reinforced underlying notions that German life was chaotic. 9.

Author: William Fitzhugh Brundage

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807834626

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

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Beyond Blackface

Adolf Hitler

192Grunberger , The 12 - Year Reich , pp . 402-03 . 199Santoro , Hitler Germany , p . 23 ; Speer , Spandau , p . 106 , noted Hitler saw Lehár as one of the greatest composers in history and felt The Merry Widow was the equal of the ...

Author: Sherree Owens Zalampas

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: UOM:39015018903859

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Zalampas applies the psychological model of Alfred Adler to Adolf Hitler through the examination of his views on architecture, art, and music. This study was made possible by the publication of Billy F. Price’s volume of over seven hundred of Hitler’s watercolors, oils, and sketches.

Hitler s Engineers

War and Economy in the Third Reich. 34 Grunberger, Richard. The 12-Year Reich: A Social History of Nazi Germany, 1933–45 (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971). 35 Norden. “Albert Speer: Playboy interview.” 36 Norden.

Author: Blaine Taylor

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781935149781

Category: History

Page: 273

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“An intriguing account of two of Nazi Germany’s top architects” and how their work prolonged the war for months—includes hundreds of photos (WWII History). A Selection of the Military Book Club. While Nazi Germany’s temporary ascendancy owed much to military skill, the talent of its engineers not only buoyed the regime but allowed it to survive longer than would normally be expected. This unique work focusing on Fritz Todt and Albert Speer is based on many previously unpublished photographs and artwork from captured Nazi records. Todt was the brilliant builder of the world’s first superhighway system, the Autobahn, and the architect of the German West Wall, the Siegfried Line, that predated the later Atlantic and East Walls. The builder of each of the wartime “Führer Headquarters,” as well as the submarine pens, Todt was killed in a still-mysterious airplane crash that may well have been a Nazi death plot, though he was given a state funeral by Hitler. Todt was succeeded as German Minister of Armaments and War Production by the Führer’s longtime personal architect, Albert Speer, who was described by the Allies after the war as having prolonged the conflict by at least a year. Called a genius by Hitler, Speer designed and built the prewar Nuremberg Nazi Party Congress rally stands and buildings. More importantly, amid the constant rain of Allied bombs and the Soviet advances from the East, Speer managed to keep the German industrial machine running until the spring of 1945, though it was driven ever further underground. He also allocated resources to fortifications and counterattacks, like the V-missile installations, against both West and East, in attempts to stave off defeat. Convicted as a war criminal at Nuremberg, Speer served twenty years at Spandau Prison and remained a Nazi apologist who died in London in 1981 on the anniversary of the German invasion of Poland. Together, Todt and Speer were the pillars that propped up the Third Reich through the vicissitudes of battlefield fortune. With over three hundred photographs, this is the first work that examines their role in history’s most terrible war.

Hitler s Cross

Richard Grunberger, The 12-Year Reich (New York: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, 1971), 439. 7. John Toland, Hitler: The Pictorial Documentary of His Life (New York: Doubleday, 1978), 47. 8. Oswald J. Smith, “My Visit to Germany,” The ...

Author: Erwin W. Lutzer

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802493309

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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The story of Nazi Germany is one of conflict between two saviors and two crosses. “Deine Reich komme,” Hitler prayed publicly—“Thy Kingdom come.” But to whose kingdom was he referring? When Germany truly needed a savior, Adolf Hitler falsely assumed the role. He directed his countrymen to a cross, but he bent and hammered the true cross into a horrific substitute: a swastika. Where was the church through all of this? With a few exceptions, the German church looked away while Hitler inflicted his “Final Solution” upon the Jews. Hitler’s Cross is a chilling historical account of what happens when evil meets a silent, shrinking church, and an intriguing and convicting exposé of modern America’s own hidden crosses. Erwin W. Lutzer extracts a number of lessons from this dark chapter in world history, such as: The dangers of confusing church and state The role of God in human tragedy The parameters of Satan's freedom Hitler's Cross is the story of a nation whose church forgot its call and discovered its failure way too late. It is a cautionary tale for every church and Christian to remember who the true King is.

Target America

Richard Grunberger , The 12 - Year Reich : A Social History of Nazi Germany 1933-1945 ( New York : Holt , Rinehart and Winston , 1971 ) , 33 . 9. Bullock , Hitler , 662 . 10. Ibid . , 121 ; William L. Shirer , The Rise and Fall of the ...

Author: James P. Duffy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275966844

Category: History

Page: 204

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Detailed here for the first time are the Third Reich's plans for a projected series of worldwide offensives using the new secret weapons emerging from wartime research.

The Transfer Agreement

Reich Exports Cut by 10 % in April , " NYT , 5/17/33 : " Reich Prices Rise ; Nazis Are Worried , " NYT , 5/2/33 ; see Richard Grunberger , The 12 - Year Reich : A Social History of Nazi Germany 1933– 1945 ( New York : Holt , Rinehart ...

Author: Edwin Black

Publisher: Dialog Press

ISBN: 9780914153931

Category: History

Page: 715

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The Transfer Agreement is Edwin Black's compelling, award-winning story of a negotiated arrangement in 1933 between Zionist organizations and the Nazis to transfer some 50,000 Jews, and $100 million of their assets, to Jewish Palestine in exchange for stopping the worldwide Jewish-led boycott threatening to topple the Hitler regime in its first year. 25th Anniversary Edition.

The Unfree Professions

Unfortunately, R. Grunberger, The 12-Year Reich: A Social History of Nazi Germany (New York, 1971), pp. 116ff, 285ff, is unreliable and oversimplified. 135. Havenstein, July 22, 1934, Hammerstein, ed., Deutsche Bildung?, p.

Author: Konrad Hugo Jarausch

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195044829

Category: Science

Page: 352

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How could educated professionals have supported the Nazi movement? This fascinating subject is explored by tracing the social, ideological, and political development of three representative German professions in this period.

Ministry of Illusion

Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1996. Gravenhorst, Lerke, and Carmen Tatschmurat, eds. Tbchter-Fragen: NS-Frauen-Geschichte. Freiburg: Kore, 1990. Grunberger, Richard. The 12-Year Reich: A Social History of Nazi Germany, ...

Author: Eric Rentschler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674266629

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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German cinema of the Third Reich, even a half-century after Hitler's demise, still provokes extreme reactions. "Never before and in no other country," observes director Wim Wenders, "have images and language been abused so unscrupulously as here, never before and nowhere else have they been debased so deeply as vehicles to transmit lies." More than a thousand German feature films that premiered during the reign of National Socialism survive as mementoes of what many regard as film history's darkest hour. As Eric Rentschler argues, however, cinema in the Third Reich emanated from a Ministry of Illusion and not from a Ministry of Fear. Party vehicles such as Hitler Youth Quex and anti-Semitic hate films such as Jew Süss may warrant the epithet "Nazi propaganda," but they amount to a mere fraction of the productions from this era. The vast majority of the epoch's films seemed to be "unpolitical"--melodramas, biopix, and frothy entertainments set in cozy urbane surroundings, places where one rarely sees a swastika or hears a "Sieg Heil." Minister of propaganda Joseph Goebbels, Rentschler shows, endeavored to maximize film's seductive potential, to cloak party priorities in alluring cinematic shapes. Hitler and Goebbels were master showmen enamored of their media images, the Third Reich was a grand production, the Second World War a continuing movie of the week. The Nazis were movie mad, and the Third Reich was movie made. Rentschler's analysis of the sophisticated media culture of this period demonstrates in an unprecedented way the potent and destructive powers of fascination and fantasy. Nazi feature films--both as entities that unreeled in moviehouses during the regime and as productions that continue to enjoy wide attention today--show that entertainment is often much more than innocent pleasure.

Shaping the Superman

Der Umgang nut Nationalsozialismus und Antisemitismus in Osterreich, der DDR und der Bundesrepubhk Deutschland (Frankfurt/M., 1995). Richard Grunberger, The 12-Year Reich. A Social History ofNazi Germany. 1933-1945 (New York, 1971).

Author: J A Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135296667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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This is a study of masculinity as a metaphor and especially of the muscular male body as a moral symbol. It explores the Nazi's preoccupation with the male body as an icon of political power, and the ideology and theories which propelled it.