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u/mikeaveli2682 · 52 pointsr/hiphopheads

Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

Edit = I've listed some of the best books I've read on the subject below. Just ask if you want to know anything about them:

[The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans] (

[The Third Reich in Power by Richard J. Evans] (

[The Third Reich at War by Richard J. Evans] (

[Maus by Art Speigelman] (

[Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics by Frederich Spotts] (

[Art of the Third Reich by Peter Adam] (

[Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe by Mark Mazower] (

[State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda by Susan Bachrach and Steven Luckert] (

[Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris by Ian Kershaw] (

[Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis by Ian Kershaw] (

[The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide by Robert Jay Lifton] (

[The Destruction of the European Jews by Raul Hilberg] (

[Heinrich Himmler by Peter Longerich] (

[Hitler's Hangman - The Life of Heydrich by Robert Gerwartch] (

[Nazi Germany and the Jews: Volume 1: The Years of Persecution 1933-1939 by Saul Friedlander] (

[Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945: The Years of Extermination by Saul Friedlander] (

[Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning] (

[KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann] (

u/[deleted] · 23 pointsr/AskHistorians

I'm not sure how well someone could measure the effects of propaganda, but personally I really dislike when people use clips from German propaganda to "prove" how enthusiastic the Germans were about the regime. From my readings, (Richard Evans mostly) it seems IMHO like most Germans wanted to believe in the propaganda, and pretended to buy the whole thing hook line and sinker while the Germans kept winning, but stopped believing once the disaster in Russia became known. I think almost more effective on the German people than propaganda was Hitler's impressive string of victories, most of them relatively bloodless annexations and diplomatic victories. These diplomatic victories really underscored his credentials as a "man of peace" and a wise statesman. It's difficult to see him in that light now, but probably to a lot of German people saw him as a "peacemaker" up until the war, which was not actually very popular among the people(if you go by Gestapo files collected on the subject). I really like Richard Evan's series on the Third Reich.

u/ovoutland · 7 pointsr/atheism

Hitler wasn't a Christian; he was a pagan who worshipped Wagner and the "old gods" and wanted to restore what he saw as a heroic (i.e. militaristic) conception of Man. The torchlight processionals, the secret rituals, were all profoundly anti-Christian. Hitler actively prosecuted Christian churches until "Hitler's Pope," Pius XII, cut a deal with him - both equally cynical in what they hoped to attain from it. Christian youth groups were banned and disbanded and their members forced into the Hitler Youth instead.

See Unholy Alliance for Hitler's fascination with the occult, and The Third Reich in Power for this:

>Rosenberg declared in 1938, since young people were now almost completely under the control of the Hitler Youth and the Nazified education system, the hold of the Church over its congregation would be broken and the Catholic and Confessing churches would disappear from the life of the people in their present form. It was a sentiment from which Hitler himself did not dissent.

Or this from the same book:

>In July 1935...a speaker told a meeting of the Nazi Students' League in Bernau: 'One is either a Nazi or a committed Christian.' Christianity, he said, 'promotes the dissolution of racial ties and of the national racial community...We must repudiate the Old and the New Testaments, since for us the Nazi idea alone is decisive. For us there is only one example, Adolf Hitler and no one else."

The "cult of personality" makes no room for any other person, living or dead, at the top of the adoration pyramid. Hitler used religion as he saw fit to gain power and respectability, but had as much religion in him as our modern right wingers with their "do as I say not as I do, I've had my fun and I've had yours too" approach to morality.

u/ex-ape · 1 pointr/AskHistorians

I would have to recommend The Third Reich in Power by Richard Evans, I think it will provide good answers to most if not all of your questions. The book is the second part of a trilogy, with the first book being The Coming of the Third Reich. and the third being The Third Reich at War. All three are excellent, and can be enjoyed on their own, however all three together provide a great history of Nazi Germany from beginning to end.

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u/Journeyman12 · 1 pointr/MurderedByWords

Oh, for pity´s sake, dude. I wrote a 1,500-word essay above, specifically called out your first reply, and you haven´t engaged at all with anything I wrote. Why don't you ask a question that addresses the everyday reality of Jews in 1933-39 Germany instead of 'Suppose there was this one time when some dude told me to get on a train and I said no because I had a gun'?

It's like you're actively trying not to imagine what life was actually like on a day-in, day-out basis for Jews living in Germany during that period. Which I can understand, because it was horrible, but if you're trying to argue how guns would have changed the lives of people living in that place at that time... maybe you should take some time and effort to understand the lives of people in that place at that time? Maybe even research?

I really recommend The Third Reich in Power by Evans, the book that I mentioned above. It's long, but exceedingly comprehensive. The bit I mentioned about Nazis taking over all voluntary/civilian organizations, and the bit about smashing the Communist Party in Germany, both come from there. It's an extraordinary resource, very well-sourced. It tends not to feature man-on-the-ground stuff as much as broader societal trends, but I use it to illustrate what life would've been like for a typical person in the Reich (in the case of this argument, a Jew). If you're serious about this topic, why not give it a read and see what you think?

u/quelques_heures · 1 pointr/pics

> he was still a powerful leader and an efficient administrator.

Uhhh, I think you better re-read your Evans!

u/asaz989 · 1 pointr/news

This is very very inaccurate.

Within a year of becoming Chancellor, Hitler took legislative power from Parliament, suspended civil liberties, dissolved, suppressed, and/or banned other parties (including opposition parties like the Social Democrats and Communists as well as the Nazis' former conservative coalition partners - which were necessary because even in the elections they won, they did not receive a majority), and imposed party and state control over voluntary organizations (see the previous link). From March 1933 until the 1949 West German elections, there were no multi-party elections in Germany.

If you want more information on this period, I highly recommend Richard J. Evans' The Coming of the Third Reich for events up to the Enabling Acts and Reichstag Fire Decrees, and The Third Reich in Power from the period from that point until the outbreak of the war.