Hitler's Millennial Reich: Apocalyptic Belief and the Search for Salvation (Google eBook)

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NYU Press, Oct 1, 2005 - History - 272 pages
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After World War I, German citizens sought not merely relief from the political, economic, social, and cultural upheaval which wracked Weimar Germany, but also mental salvation. With promises of order, prosperity, and community, Adolph Hitler fulfilled a profoundly spiritual need on behalf of those who converted to Nazism, and thus became not only Führer, but Messiah contends David Redles, who believes that millenarian sentiment was central to the rise of Nazism.

As opposed to many works which depersonalize Nazism by focusing on institutional factors, Redles offers a fresh view of the impact and potential for millenarian movements. The writings of both major and minor Nazi party figures, in which there echoes a striking religiosity and salvational faith, reveal how receptive Germans were to the notion of a millennial Reich such as that offered by Hitler. Redles illustrates how Hitler's apocalyptic prophecies of a coming "final battle" with the so-called Jewish Bolsheviks, one that was conceived to be a “war of annihilation,” was transformed into an equally eschatological “Final Solution”

  

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Contents

Weimar Chaos and the Culture of Apocalypse
14
Racial Apocalypse or Racial Salvation
46
The Nazi Conversion Experienc
77
4 Hitler as Messiah
108
Linking the Leader and the Led
135
Final Empire Final War Final Solution
160
The Hitler Gospels and Old Guard Testimonials Reconstructing a Mythical World
191
Notes
203
Index
255
About the Author
261
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About the author (2005)

David Redlesis associate professor of history at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, and an associate scholar of the Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University.

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