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They thought they were free : the Germans, 1933-45 / Milton Mayer ; with a new afterword by Richard J. Evans.

Author/Creator:
Mayer, Milton, 1908-1986, author.
Publication:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017. , ©2017
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 378 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Case studies.
Germany.
National socialism.
National characteristics, German.
Jews -- Germany.
Jews
Social conditions.
Form/Genre:
Case studies.
Summary:
Interviews with ten former Nazis comprise the core of this penetrating study of the psychological causes of Nazism and their implications for modern Germany.
Contents:
Ten men
The lives men lead
Hitler and I
"What would you have done?"
The joiners
The way to stop communism
"We think with our blood"
The anti-semitic swindle
"Everybody knew." "Nobody knew"
"We Christians had the duty"
The crimes of the losers
"That's the way we are"
But then it was too late
Collective shame
The furies: Heinrich Hilderbrandt
The furies: Johann Kessler
The furies: furor teutonicus
There is no such thing
Pressure cooker
"Peoria uber alles"
New boy in the neighborhood
Two new boys in the neighborhood
"Like God in France"
But a man must believe in something
Push-button panic
The broken stones
The liberators
The re-educators re-educated
The reluctant phoenix
born yesterday
Tug of peace
"Are we the same as the Russians?"
Marx talds to Michel
The uncalculated risk.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Evans, Richard J., writer of afterward.
ISBN:
9780226525839
022652583X
9780226525976
OCLC:
980231546
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