The Third Reich sourcebook / Anson Rabinbach, Sander L. Gilman.
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- Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 
- Weimar and now ; 47.
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism ; 47
1 online resource (xxvii, 923 pages)
- National socialism -- History -- Sources.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Sources.
- No documentation of National Socialism can be undertaken without the explicit recognition that the "German Renaissance" promised by the Nazis culminated in unprecedented horror-World War II and the genocide of European Jewry. With The Third Reich Sourcebook, editors Anson Rabinbach and Sander L. Gilman present a comprehensive collection of newly translated documents drawn from wide-ranging primary sources, documenting both the official and unofficial cultures of National Socialist Germany from its inception to its defeat and collapse in 1945. Framed with introductions and annotations by the editors, the documents presented here include official government and party pronouncements, texts produced within Nazi structures, such as the official Jewish Cultural League, as well as documents detailing the impact of the horrors of National Socialism on those who fell prey to the regime, especially Jews and the handicapped. With thirty chapters on ideology, politics, law, society, cultural policy, the fine arts, high and popular culture, science and medicine, sexuality, education, and other topics, The Third Reich Sourcebook is the ultimate collection of primary sources on Nazi Germany.
- Part I. The beginnings of National Socialism : The Munich years and the legacy of the war
Nazism in power: 1933
The political religion: Führer cult, ceremonies, and symbol
Part II. The National Socialist worldview : Between myth and doctrine
Germany's colonial mission
Part III. Antisemitism: the core doctrine : Jews: the visible enemy
Eliminating the Jews: from the Nuremberg Laws to Kristallnacht
Part IV. Nationalizing German youth : Educating the race: children and adolescents
Higher education: science, history, and philosophy revised
Part V. The racial community : Women and "the woman question"
Marriage and the family
Eliminating "superfluous life": "asocials," criminals, the handicapped, and the mentally ill
Healthy and unhealthy sexuality
The German soul and psyche
Part VI. The churches : The Nationalist Socialist state and Christianity
Part VII. National Socialism and the arts : Literature: official culture and its outcasts
The visual arts: German art vs. degenerate art
Music: Wagner cult vs. degenerate music
Cinema: entertainment and propaganda
Politics and entertainment: theater, radio, and television
Jewish culture under Nazi persecution: the Jewish Cultural League
Part XIII. Work, industry, modernity : Industry and labor: the four-year-plan, beauty of labor, and strength through joy
Modernizing Germany: the Autobahn and Americanism
Part IX. Body culture, sports, public amusements : The 1936 Olympics and the world of sports
"Amusmang": laughter and the Third Reich
Part X. War, conquest, and the annihilation of the Jews : The Holocaust begins: violence, deportation, and ghettoization, 1939-1942
The annihilation of European Jewry, 1942-1945
Total war: 1939-1945
Part XI. Resistance : Communists, Socialists, youth, and the conservative resistance
Part XII. Defeat : Hitler's last will and testament.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2019)
- Rabinbach, Anson, editor.
Gilman, Sander L., editor.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1525/9780520955141 doi
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