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Hitler at Home

Author : Despina Stratigakos
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 622 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2015-09-29
Category : History
ISBN : 9780300187601

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Hitler at Home by Despina Stratigakos Pdf

A look at Adolf Hitler’s residences and their role in constructing and promoting the dictator’s private persona both within Germany and abroad. Adolf Hitler’s makeover from rabble-rouser to statesman coincided with a series of dramatic home renovations he undertook during the mid-1930s. This provocative book exposes the dictator’s preoccupation with his private persona, which was shaped by the aesthetic and ideological management of his domestic architecture. Hitler’s bachelor life stirred rumors, and the Nazi regime relied on the dictator’s three dwellings—the Old Chancellery in Berlin, his apartment in Munich, and the Berghof, his mountain home on the Obersalzberg—to foster the myth of the Führer as a morally upstanding and refined man. Author Despina Stratigakos also reveals the previously untold story of Hitler’s interior designer, Gerdy Troost, through newly discovered archival sources. At the height of the Third Reich, media outlets around the world showcased Hitler’s homes to audiences eager for behind-the-scenes stories. After the war, fascination with Hitler’s domestic life continued as soldiers and journalists searched his dwellings for insights into his psychology. The book’s rich illustrations, many previously unpublished, offer readers a rare glimpse into the decisions involved in the making of Hitler’s homes and into the sheer power of the propaganda that influenced how the world saw him. “Inarguably the powder-keg title of the year.”—Mitchell Owen, Architectural Digest “A fascinating read, which reminds us that in Nazi Germany the architectural and the political can never be disentangled. Like his own confected image, Hitler’s buildings cannot be divorced from their odious political hinterland.”—Roger Moorhouse, Times

Hitler's Home Front

Author : Jill Stephenson
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 548 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2006-12-31
Category : History
ISBN : 1852854421

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Hitler's Home Front by Jill Stephenson Pdf

This is a groundbreaking new study of an overlooked area of Second World War History.

Hitler's Housewives

Author : Tim Heath
Publisher : Pen and Sword History
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2020-03-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9781526748102

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Hitler's Housewives by Tim Heath Pdf

The meteoric rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party cowed the masses into a sense of false utopia. During Hitler’s 1932 election campaign over half those who voted for Hitler were women. Germany’s women had witnessed the anarchy of the post-First World War years, and the chaos brought about by the rival political gangs brawling on their streets. When Hitler came to power there was at last a ray of hope that this man of the people would restore not only political stability to Germany but prosperity to its people. As reforms were set in place, Hitler encouraged women to step aside from their jobs and allow men to take their place. As the guardian of the home, the women of Hitler’s Germany were pinned as the very foundation for a future thousand-year Reich. Not every female in Nazi Germany readily embraced the principle of living in a society where two distinct worlds existed, however with the outbreak of the Second World War, Germany’s women would soon find themselves on the frontline. Ultimately Hitler’s housewives experienced mixed fortunes throughout the years of the Second World War. Those whose loved ones went off to war never to return; those who lost children not only to the influences of the Hitler Youth but the Allied bombing; those who sought comfort in the arms of other young men and those who would serve above and beyond of exemplary on the German home front. Their stories form intimate and intricately woven tales of life, love, joy, fear and death. Hitler’s Housewives: German Women on the Home Front is not only an essential document towards better understanding one of the twentieth century’s greatest tragedies where the women became an inextricable link, but also the role played by Germany’s women on the home front which ultimately became blurred within the horrors of total war. This is their story, in their own words, told for the first time.

Hitler's Home Front

Author : Don A Gregory,Wilhelm R Gehlen
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2016-09-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9781473858220

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Hitler's Home Front by Don A Gregory,Wilhelm R Gehlen Pdf

A “candid and revealing memoir shows a normal boy and a family at war and in its aftermath, determined to do what it took to survive . . . fascinating” (The Great War). When Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came into power in 1933, he promised the downtrodden, demoralized, and economically broken people of Germany a new beginning and a strong future. Millions flocked to his message, including a corps of young people called the Hitlerjugend—the Hitler Youth. By 1942 Hitler had transformed Germany into a juggernaut of war that swept over Europe and threatened to conquer the world. It was in that year that a nine-year-old Wilhelm Reinhard Gehlen, took the ‘Jungvolk’ oath, vowing to give his life for Hitler. This is the story of Wilhelm Gehlen’s childhood in Nazi Germany during World War II and the awful circumstances which he and his friends and family had to endure during and following the war. Including a handful of recipes and descriptions of the strange and sometimes disgusting food that nevertheless kept people alive, this book sheds light on the truly awful conditions and the twisted, mistaken devotion held by members of the Hitler Youth—that it was their duty to do everything possible to save the Thousand Year Reich.

Hitler’s Berchtesgaden

Author : Geoffrey R. Walden
Publisher : Fonthill Media
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2017-05-17
Category : History
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Hitler’s Berchtesgaden by Geoffrey R. Walden Pdf

In 1925, Adolf Hitler chose a remote mountain area in the south-east corner of Germany as his home. Hitler settled in a small house on the Obersalzberg, a district overlooking the picturesque town of Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps. After Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, the Obersalzberg area was transformed into the southern seat of power for the Nazi Party. Eventually, the locale became a complex of houses, barracks and command posts for the Nazi hierarchy, including the famous Eagle’s Nest, and the mountain was honeycombed with tunnels and air raid shelters. A bombing attack at the end of the Second World War damaged many of the buildings and some were later torn down, but several of the ruins remain today, hidden in woods and overgrown. Hitler’s Berchtesgaden: A Guide to Third Reich Sites in the Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg Area will help history-minded explorers find these largely-forgotten sites, both on the Obersalzberg and in Berchtesgaden and the surrounding area, with detailed directions for driving and walking tours. Illustrations: 100 colour photographs

Living with Hitler

Author : Herbert Döhring,Karl Wilhelm Krause,Anna Plaim
Publisher : Greenhill Books
Page : 349 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2018-05-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9781784382988

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Living with Hitler by Herbert Döhring,Karl Wilhelm Krause,Anna Plaim Pdf

This collection paints a picture of Hitler from members of his household in the unique position of being seemingly ever-present, yet totally unconnected to events.The reader is introduced to Hitler's Bodyguard Karl Krause (1934-39), his house administrator Herbert Dhring (1935-43) and chambermaid Anna Plaim (1941-43). From these accounts we get a deeper sense of Hitler in close proximity.These accounts massively add to our understanding of Hitler as a three dimensional character, especially from subjects like Plaim who only knew Hitler's home life, having rarely left Berghof.The series is able to shed light on his likes and dislikes from foods to his hobbies, creating a strange sense of humanity. This collection also provides the reader with fresh anecdotes, observations and portraits of Hitler's entourage and relatives. Plaim's images of Eva Braun come from finding torn fragments in the bin, whilst Dhring sheds light on Martin Bormann's demeanour.

Hitler’s Northern Utopia

Author : Despina Stratigakos
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2020-08-18
Category : History
ISBN : 9780691210902

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Hitler’s Northern Utopia by Despina Stratigakos Pdf

The fascinating untold story of how Nazi architects and planners envisioned and began to build a model “Aryan” society in Norway during World War II Between 1940 and 1945, German occupiers transformed Norway into a vast construction zone. This remarkable building campaign, largely unknown today, was designed to extend the Greater German Reich beyond the Arctic Circle and turn the Scandinavian country into a racial utopia. From ideal new cities to a scenic superhighway stretching from Berlin to northern Norway, plans to remake the country into a model “Aryan” society fired the imaginations of Hitler, his architect Albert Speer, and other Nazi leaders. In Hitler’s Northern Utopia, Despina Stratigakos provides the first major history of Nazi efforts to build a Nordic empire—one that they believed would improve their genetic stock and confirm their destiny as a new order of Vikings. Drawing on extraordinary unpublished diaries, photographs, and maps, as well as newspapers from the period, Hitler’s Northern Utopia tells the story of a broad range of completed and unrealized architectural and infrastructure projects far beyond the well-known German military defenses built on Norway’s Atlantic coast. These ventures included maternity centers, cultural and recreational facilities for German soldiers, and a plan to create quintessential National Socialist communities out of twenty-three towns damaged in the German invasion, an overhaul Norwegian architects were expected to lead. The most ambitious scheme—a German cultural capital and naval base—remained a closely guarded secret for fear of provoking Norwegian resistance. A gripping account of the rise of a Nazi landscape in occupied Norway, Hitler’s Northern Utopia reveals a haunting vision of what might have been—a world colonized under the swastika.

Out of Passau

Author : Anna Elisabeth Rosmus
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 355 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2014-02-11
Category : History
ISBN : 9781480467965

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Out of Passau by Anna Elisabeth Rosmus Pdf

The true story behind the film The Nasty Girl: A memoir by a German woman who uncovered her hometown’s war crimes and complicity with the Nazis. Nestled along the Danube in southern Germany, Passau is a pleasant tourist destination known for its historic buildings and scenic views at the intersection of three rivers. But for decades, the small Bavarian city suppressed an intimate association with Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Born in Passau in 1960, Anna Rosmus discovered those dark secrets as a teenager—sordid stories of slave labor, forced abortions, and a massacre of Russian POWs. In 1994, she set out to commemorate the forgotten Holocaust victims who had died there, expecting little if any controversy. What she encountered instead was an obstructionist city council, a virulently resentful local population, and an unsettling degree of latent anti-Semitism in a town whose several hundred Jewish citizens had been sent to concentration camps. Eventually the death threats led to her own emigration from Germany to the United States. Anna Rosmus has been hailed by Marc Fisher of the Washington Post as “a rigorous researcher burning with a passion to tell the story that must be told.” In Out of Passau, she explores not only the disturbing World War II history of her hometown, but also the life-changing fallout that resulted from her determination to recognize those who had lost their lives.

The Broken House

Author : Horst Krüger
Publisher : Random House
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2021-06-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781473579613

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The Broken House by Horst Krüger Pdf

'Exquisitely written... haunting... Few books, I think, capture so well the sense of a life broken for ever by trauma and guilt' Sunday Times 'An unsparing, honest and insightful memoir, that shows how private failure becomes national disaster' Hilary Mantel Twenty years after the end of the war, Horst Krüger attempted to make sense of his childhood. He had grown up in a quiet Berlin suburb. Here, people lived ordinary lives, believed in God, obeyed the law, and were gradually seduced by the promises of Nazism. He had been 'the typical child of innocuous Germans who were never Nazis, and without whom the Nazis would never have been able to do their work'. With tragic inevitability, this world of respectability, order and duty began to crumble. Written in accomplished prose of lingering beauty, The Broken House is a moving coming-of-age story that provides a searing portrait of life under the Nazis.

The Day We Had Hitler Home

Author : Rodney Hall
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 376 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Mistaken identity
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110509366

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The Day We Had Hitler Home by Rodney Hall Pdf

Part novel, part movie reel, this book hums with the energy of the newly modern world - aeroplane, film projector, jazz. It tells the story of Audrey's awakening to politics, to love, and to a new age sweeping across the world like a maelstrom.

In Hitler's House Book One

Author : Jonathan White Lane
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 594 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2018-03-15
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0985813164

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In Hitler's House Book One by Jonathan White Lane Pdf

The faux-memoir of William Weber, who becomes a spy in Hitler's House.

Hitler's Private Library

Author : Timothy W. Ryback
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2008-10-21
Category : History
ISBN : 9780307270498

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Hitler's Private Library by Timothy W. Ryback Pdf

A Washington Post Notable Book With a new chapter on eugenicist Madison Grant’s The Passing of the Great Race In this brilliant and original exploration of some of the formative influences in Adolf Hitler’s life, Timothy Ryback examines the books that shaped the man and his thinking. Hitler was better known for burning books than collecting them but, as Ryback vividly shows us, books were Hitler’s constant companions throughout his life. They accompanied him from his years as a frontline corporal during the First World War to his final days before his suicide in Berlin. With remarkable attention to detail, Ryback examines the surviving volumes from Hitler’s private book collection, revealing the ideas and obsessions that occupied Hitler in his most private hours and the consequences they had for our world. A feat of scholarly detective work, and a captivating biographical portrait, Hitler’s Private Library is one of the most intimate and chilling works on Hitler yet written.

Adolf Hitler

Author : Hourly History
Publisher : Hourly History
Page : 53 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2016-10-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781537392912

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Adolf Hitler by Hourly History Pdf

The most notorious man in history, Adolf Hitler, is best known for having perpetrated crimes against humanity over the six-year course of World War II. His brutal extermination policies are responsible for the deaths of close to 30 million people he considered inferior, and added to that, the military casualties suffered by all parties, yields a grand total of approximately 60 million people dead by the end of the war. That number equates to 3% of the world’s population at the time. But, who was this man? What made him into the monster he became? Can his childhood explain the formation of such a brutal dictator? Inside you will read about... ✓ Hitler’s Early Years ✓ Hitler’s Years in Vienna ✓ Life After Vienna – Hitler’s Early Military Career ✓ The Formation of the Nazi Party ✓ Hitler’s Imprisonment and Subsequent Rise to Power ✓ World War II This eBook tells the story of the man behind the monster in concise yet thorough detail. Hitler’s childhood, his early life and dreams of becoming an artist, his military career in World War I, his subsequent rise to power as the leader of the Nazi Party, and his rule during the war are presented in succinct, compelling detail packed with historical information that makes for an entertaining and informative read.

Trapped in Hitler's Web

Author : Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Page : 194 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2020-10-06
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781338672602

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Trapped in Hitler's Web by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Pdf

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (author of Making Bombs for Hitler and Stolen Girl) delivers a gripping story about the bonds of friendship forged in the perils of war. In the grip of World War II, Maria has realized that her Nazi-occupied Ukrainian town is no longer safe. Though she and her family might survive, her friend Nathan, who is Jewish, is in grave danger. So Maria and Nathan flee -- into the heart of Hitler's Reich in Austria.There, they hope to hide in plain sight by blending in with other foreign workers. But their plans are disrupted when they are separated, sent to work in different towns.With no way to communicate with Nathan, how can Maria keep him safe? And will they be able to escape Hitler's web of destruction?

Hipster Hitler

Author : James Carr,Archana Kumar
Publisher : Feral House
Page : 125 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2012-11-01
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781936239672

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Hipster Hitler by James Carr,Archana Kumar Pdf

In a competition of the most hated memes of modern times, "Hipster" has now caught up with "Hitler." Artists James Carr and Archana Kumar thought, why not combine the two? After all, Hitler was indeed a hipster of his time, a failed artist in Vienna scrounging up extra dollars or kroner painting quick architecture scenes for the tourists. In their heavily trafficked website, "hipsterhitler.com," these comic artists posit a new sort of history in which Hitler, wears Silverlake-trendy glasses, thrift store sweaters, and outspoken T-shirts, and the reader begins to quickly understand the history of Hitler in a new and strangely engaging way. The Feral House book of Hipster Hitler includes a few dozen pages of comics heretofore unseen online.