Academic journal article Military Review

THE NAZI GERMANY SOURCEBOOK: An Anthology of Texts

Academic journal article Military Review

THE NAZI GERMANY SOURCEBOOK: An Anthology of Texts

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THE NAZI GERMANY SOURCEBOOK: An Anthology of Texts, Roderick Stackleberg and Sally A. Winkle, Routledgc, New York, 2002, 455 pages, $27.95.

No single-source reference for the student of Nazi Germany's rise and fall is better than The Nazi Germany Sourcebook, which is full of documents that chronicle the Nazi ascension to power; the state's consolidation and seizure; the conduct of the war; the implementation of the holocaust; the Nazi's decline; and their eventual fall. Official papers and private correspondence bring the Nazi saga to life. Personal letters and internal memos, often chilling, illustrate the mentality and perspectives of the perpetrators as well as the victims. They document the populist, nationalist erosion of civil rights and the hypnotic power of National Socialism in post-World War I Germany.

The authors, presenting over 140 documents spanning 150 years to illuminate Adolf Hitler's rise to power, include minutes from meetings, legislative decrees, speeches, manifestos, and diplomatic letters. …

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