Life in the Third Reich : daily life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945 / Paul Roland.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Arcturus Publishing, 2016Description: xii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785990922; 1785990926; 9781785990199; 1785990195.Subject(s): Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Influence | National socialism -- Social aspects -- Germany | World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Germany | Germany -- Social life and customs -- 20th century | Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
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Germany was a deeply divided nation when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in 1933. As the shadow of the swastika lengthened, its citizens quickly came to realize that the Nazis' brutal programme was not optional. Everyone was expected to play their part in "national revival", especially those chosen as sacrificial victims.
Much has been written about daily life during World War II from the perspective of the Allied nations, but little about life in Germany during the Third Reich. With the benefit of hindsight, questions have been raised as to why a civilized, cultured nation stood by and let the Nazi Party impose their rule in such inhumane fashion, and why so few individuals made any attempt to rebel.
Life in the Third Reich draws on the recollections of those who lived through the rise and fall of one of the most vicious and sadistic regimes the world has ever seen. These are the stories of ordinary people in extraordinary times, living in the grip of a regime that did not care if it destroyed the whole country in pursuit of its perverted goals.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174) and index.
The worst of times -- The New Order -- Myth and the master race -- Living with the enemy -- The storm breaks -- Witnesses.
Drawing exclusively on interviews and personal letters and diaries from the earliest days of the Nazi party to the final hours of the thousand-year Reich, this book reveals how the Hitler cult influenced and corrupted every aspect of public life. Every part of German life was shaped by its malign influence education, health, business, the press, the judicial system, the church, sport, the arts, work, the family.The stark contrast between the myth of One People, One Fuhrer perpetuated by Nazi propaganda and the harsh realities of life in the Third Reich are laid bare in this compelling study.True-life stories of ordinary Germans and their lives in Hitler s Germany. Challenges the popular view of Nazi Germany as a nation unified behind their despotic leader, and asks 'What would you have done if you had been in their shoes?', Includes photographs scattered throughout text.
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