Hitler's Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe

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Penguin UK, Mar 7, 2013 - Political Science - 768 pages
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The powerful, disturbing history of Nazi Europe by Mark Mazower, one of Britain's leading historians and bestselling author of Dark Continent and Governing the World

Hitler's Empire charts the landscape of the Nazi imperial imagination - from those economists who dreamed of turning Europe into a huge market for German business, to Hitler's own plans for new transcontinental motorways passing over the ethnically cleansed Russian steppe, and earnest internal SS discussions of political theory, dictatorship and the rule of law. Above all, this chilling account shows what happened as these ideas met reality. After their early battlefield triumphs, the bankruptcy of the Nazis' political vision for Europe became all too clear: their allies bailed out, their New Order collapsed in military failure, and they left behind a continent corrupted by collaboration, impoverished by looting and exploitation, and grieving the victims of war and genocide.

About the author:

Mark Mazower is Ira D.Wallach Professor of World Order Studies and Professor of History Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-44, Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century, The Balkans: A Short History (which won the Wolfson Prize for History), Salonica: City of Ghosts (which won both the Duff Cooper Prize and the Runciman Award) and Governing the World: The History of an Idea. He has also taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, Sussex University and Princeton. He lives in New York.

 

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This book aspires to describe in one volume the conduct of government in Europe under the Nazi German hegemon. Thus the author sets himself the task of covering the Final Solution, slave labor ... Read full review

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The book presents what happened in Nazi-ruled Europe. Every chapter is set up about one topic, almost like self-contained essays, so it really doesn't need to be read front to back. This allows for ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
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Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introduction
18481918
Versailles to Vienna
193840
The Partition of Poland
Summer 1940
Ersatz Diplomacy
the Jewish Question
Collaboration
Eastern Helpers
Opposition
Hitler Kaputt
We Europeans
The New Order in World History 576

Into the Soviet Union
Make This Land German for Me Again
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Making Occupation
Workers
Illustrations
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Mark Mazower is the author of Inside Hitler's Greece, Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century, The Balkans, which won the Wolfson Prize for History, and Salonika: City of Ghosts, which won both the Runciman Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. He has taught at the University of Sussex, Princeton University and Birkbeck College, University of London. He is now Professor of History at Columbia University.

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