The Encyclopedia of the Third Reich

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Christian Zentner, Friedemann Bedürftig
Perseus Books Group, 1997 - History - 1150 pages
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This encyclopedia dissects in unprecedented detail the structure and spirit of the Third Reich. More than 3000 entries by leading German historians encompass the full spectrum of Nazi politics, culture, sports, religion, education, and economics as well as key events, battles, laws, and ideological notions. This volume goes beyond its primary focus on Germany to include articles on other nations and their citizens who were touched by the Third Reich, whether through occupation, alliance, resistance, or collaboration. Sample entries include: abortion, anti-Semitism, architecture, Leo Baeck, Bertolt Brecht, Buchenwald, degenerate art, Marlene Dietrich, Albert Einstein, euthanasia, Anne Frank, Gypsies, Reinhard Heydrich, Hilter Youth, Kristallnacht, Benito Mussolini, neo-Nazism, Olympic Games, Pope Pius XII, Albert Speer, the SS, Stalingrad, Volkswagen, and much more. Over 1200 uncommon photographs, posters, and drawings add a visual dimension that makes this an essential pictorial record of the era as well as an outstanding example of scholarship.

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This "definitive reference source" was initially published as a two-volume set in 1991. A $175 price tag unfortunately prevented its purchase by many libraries. This paperback edition combines both volumes for a much nicer price. Essential for all history collections. Read full review

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This is the currently definitive reference source for basic data on events in National Socialist Germany. Contributors include some of the former Federal Republic's best young historians. Over 3000 ... Read full review

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