As the shadow of the swastika lengthened, its citizens quickly came to realize that the Nazis' brutal programme was not optional. With the benefit of hindsight, cultured nation stood by and let the Nazi Party impose their rule in such inhumane fashion, questions have been raised as to why a civilized, and why so few individuals made any attempt to rebel.
Life in the third reich draws on the recollections of those who lived through the rise and fall of one of the most vicious and sadistic regimes the world has ever seen. Everyone was expected to play their part in "national revival", especially those chosen as sacrificial victims. Much has been written about daily life during World War II from the perspective of the Allied nations, but little about life in Germany during the Third Reich.
. These are the stories of ordinary people in extraordinary times, living in the grip of a regime that did not care if it destroyed the whole country in pursuit of its perverted goals. Germany was a deeply divided nation when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in 1933.
Nazi Women: The Attraction of Evil
The nazis believed their mission was to 'masculinize' life in Germany. Hermann goering told women, and marry a man, a dustpan and a broom, 'Take a pot, ' but many still became active participants in murder and mayhem. From the reich bride schools through the bund deutscher m�del and the bizarre Lebensborn Aryan breeding programme to the brothels of the Sicherheitsdienst, this book covers the lives of women in the Third Reich, concentrating on those who sought personal power and influence amid the chaos and death.
Gestapo: The Story Behind Hitler's Machine of Terror
Together with the kriminalpolizei and the Sicherheitsdienst, the Gestapo would enforce a reign of terror on Germany and across much of Europe. Containing profiles of key figures and chilling tales of its death squads' sadistic efficiency - from the torture of Resistance members to mass murder in collaboration with the Einsatzgruppen - Gestapo shows how the organization thrived on Hitler's insecurity until, as the Allies triumphed, its members were eventually rounded up and, as far as possible, brought to justice.
Formed in 1933, the gestapo became one of the most feared state forces of the Third Reich before and during World War II. Chronicling the history of the organization, to its eventual downfall, from its origins to the brutal and horrific offences that it perpetrated on hundreds of thousands of people, Gestapo is a compelling tale of power and destruction taken to their most terrifying extremes.
Familiar in films as the ominous men wearing black leather trench coats seen arresting people on the flimsiest of pretexts, the true story of the Geheime Staatspolizei or Gestapo for short is even more frightening. Drawing on numerous sources, gestapo explores how this secret state police force was born on 26 April 1933, the creation of Hermann G�ring.
The Nazis and the Occult: The Dark Forces Unleashed by the Third Reich
This is the real secret history of Nazi Germany and its dark Messiah - Adolf Hitler. No one can deny Paul Roland is a complete master of his subject. Colin wilson, beethoven, kant and hegel allow itself to be led to the precipice of self-destruction by a ragged collective of criminals, misfits, as well as explaining how an illeducated, Schiller, author of The Occult and A Criminal History of MankindWhy did the country which produced Goethe, sadists and petty bureaucrats?Nazis and the Occult reveals the true nature of the Third Reich's link with arcane influences and of evil itself, Einstein, Bach, psychologically unbalanced nonentity succeeded in mesmerizing an entire nation.
Forget what you have read, seen and heard.
He passed away in 2000 Shirer, author of the rise and fall of the third reich: a history of Nazi GermanyWilliam Russell was an author and journalist who after completing his education had worked in the Berlin Embassy during 1939 and 1940 Although written in only second year of the war it is clear that Russell and many of his friends are aware of the impending horrors that the war will cause and he tries desperately throughout the book to do his best for those who would suffer the most at the hands of the Nazi regime.
Berlin embassy is the classic account of Germany and its people in the first year of the Second World War. The small things that happen to the small people- as reported by a man in a small job in the American embassy in Berlin, who managed to get the man in the street to talk frankly. Kirkus reviews“Exciting reading … A very fine book.
William L. On 3rd september 1939, Europe was plunged into war as Germany invaded Poland. But what did the german people think of the war?and what had they actually thought about the rise of the Nazi party?William Russell, a young US diplomat who worked in the American Embassy in Berlin, explains in detail his experiences of Germany in the early phases of the war from August 1939 through to April 1940
By asking questions to his friends, colleagues and people who he passed on the streets, Russell uncovered the state of minds of normal Germans, what they were thinking, doing and saying through the course of 1939 and 1940. Drawing evidence from a variety of sources, including newspapers, russell is able to demonstrate how not all Germans were card-waving Nazis, recently published books, but how the vast majority were politically apathetic, as well as the jokes and gossip that circulated on the streets of the German capital, the radio, nervous of the future and often outwardly critical of the Nazi regime.
Army and served two years as an Order of Battle Specialist in the Intelligence Branch in England.
The Nazi Files: Chilling Case Studies of the Perverted Personalities Behind the Third Reich
Now author paul roland turns the tables with this brilliant new exposé - a fascinating psychological profile of the leading Nazis and their lesser-known associates. The nazis kept extensive files on practically everybody in the Third Reich.
The Nuremberg Trials: The Nazis brought to justice
Involving over a hundred defendants, the Nuremberg Trials took place between 1945 and 1946 and broke new ground. Twenty-one nazi leaders were charged with crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity - and with having a common plan or conspiracy to commit those crimes. The nuremberg trails brought closure to the Second World War.
Doctors too stood in the dock for the many hideous medical experiments conducted in concentration camps, while members of the death squads were tried for the indiscriminate murder of civilians. It was the first time judges and members of the judiciary had been charged with enforcing immoral laws.
Prisoner of the OGPU: Four Years in a Soviet Labor Camp
Well done and thrillingly absorbing reading. Kirkus Reviews. His physical condition after four horrible years was dire. This undoubtedly saved his life and it also gave him a unique opportunity to observe the inner workings of the OGPU organization. As a citizen of finland, his case was a matter of concern to the Finnish government, whose efforts finally obtained for him permission to leave Soviet Russia.
Kitchin was a representative of Finnish interests, and got caught on a technicality and sent for four horrible years to the far north. Why should we hope? our lives are wholly blasted, and all of us are damned by destiny?”George Kitchin provides a first-hand account of his four year imprisonment in a Soviet gulag, from 1928-32.
At the time of his incarceration, Kitchin, a Finnish citizen, was working in Russia as a representative for an American firm. He was arrested by the soviet secret police known as the OGPU at the time, held in prison, charged with violating an obscure regulation, and then sent to a labor camp located in northern Russia where he describes the brutalities he endured and witnessed.
He had the good fortune after a time to be assigned clerical work in the office of the penal camp administration. Prisoner of the ogbu is one of the only first-hand authentic accounts of the penal camps of the Far North, and it is still relevant today in understanding and studying that brutal period of history.
This for the market of escape from the Soviets, and others of the sort, an account of the piled-up horrors of a prison camp of the Soviet Secret Police. First hand data of soviet methods and inefficiencies, of the regime and a revealing picture of behind the scenes, of incredible brutalities.
Beyond the Last Path: A Buchenwald Survivor's Story
A mere number, he had the strength to remain a man, his fellow-prisoners, observing his captors, an artist of the word, life in the shadow of death. It records what he saw and felt during his calvary from Antwerp to the Malin distribution camp in France and from there to the extermination camp of Buchenwald.
He was one of the few people who both entered a Nazi concentration camp and left again. This is his remarkable personal story that records his experiences of one of the most harrowing events in human history. Buchenwald concentration camp was one of the first and largest camps to be built on German soil and during the years that Weinstock spent there he kept company with other Jews, Poles, Slavs, political prisoners and many other men and women that the Nazi’s deemed subhuman.
By this time weinstock weighed a mere eighty pounds and had seen many of his good friends die. This is the story of No. Beyond the last path records his life during those terrible years up to the point when American troops released the remaining prisoners in Buchenwald. This book should be long remembered. Emil lengyeleugene weinstock was a Hungarian Jew who was living in Belgium at the beginning of the Second World War.
. Throughout, the writing is poignant, vibrant with humanity, a cry “de profundis” and a vow that it must never happen again.
The Nuremberg Trials: The Nazis and Their Crimes Against Humanity
Roland's compelling account is highly readable. Nicholas goodrick-clarke, professor of History, University of ExeterAnyone wishing to understand the nature of evil can do no better than look within the pages of this book. When hitler's 'thousand-year reich' collapsed after twelve years of increasing repression, Himmler and Goebbels took their own lives to evade justice, but that still left Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, how were those responsible to be punished? Hitler, Hitler's one-time Deputy Fu�hrer Rudolf Hess and many other prominent Nazis to be brought before the Allied courts.
This is the story of the nuremberg trials - the most important criminal hearings ever held, which established the principle that individuals will always be held responsible for their actions under international law, and which brought closure to World War II, allowing the reconstruction of Europe to begin.
Helga: Growing up in Hitler's Germany
She is caught between loyalty to her family, and loyalty to the Fuhrer, suffering under Nazi rule, who keeps her safe and well-fed. Helga's gradual disillusionment, followed by her harrowing escape home, is a powerful coming-of-age story of a young girl's survival of Nazi mind control. The ten-year-old is ordered to attend weekly meetings of the Hitler Youth movement.
Asked about her experience during the war, " a member of Hitler's child army, Helga quietly revealed she had been a "Jugend, "trained to revere and obey the Fuhrer. When riehl asked how children were recruited, she replied, "Clever seduction. Helga's seduction begins with an invitation from Hitler she cannot refuse.
Lies and tasty treats are employed to entice her allegiance to the Fuhrer. When the author met her in 1977, Helga was an elementary school librarian, a 1948 German immigrant. Helga is sent away to Hitler Youth training camps as the war draws nearer her home in Berlin. This second edition contains letters from Helga to the author with memories of her childhood experience.