The Third Reich between Vision and Reality: New Perspectives on German History, 1918-1945


Professor Hans Mommsen, one of the world's leading experts on the history of the Third Reich, has gathered together a group of historians who are engaged in pioneering research into national socialism. This book covers such topics as the Viennese background to Hitler's career; the development of fascist tendencies amongst the German population during the Weimar period; the nature of popular support for national socialism; the myth of the Nazi economic boom and the ideological concepts and political developments which culminated in the mass murder of European Jews. It makes accessible to a wider public controversial arguments which have resulted from recent reassessments of Hitler's movement and his Nazi regime.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Gerhard A. Ritter
  • Anthony J. Nicholls
  • Hans Mommsen
  • Bernd Weisbrod
  • Brigitte Hamann
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2001


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