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The "Hitler Myth"

Image and Reality in the Third Reich

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This edition published in by Oxford University Press, USA

Written in English

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Few, if any, twentieth-century political leaders have enjoyed greater popularity among their own people than Hitler in the 1930s and 1940s. Yet the personality of Hitler himself and his obsessive ideological fixations can scarcely explain his immense popularity and political effectiveness on his assumption of power in 1933. Hitler's hold over the German people lay rather in the hopes and perceptions of the millions who adored him: their admiration rested less on the bizarre and arcane precepts of Nazi ideology than on social and political values recognizable in many societies other than the Third Reich. Ian Kershaw charts the creation, growth, and decline of the "Hitler myth". He demonstrates how the manufactured Führer cult formed a crucial integrating force in the Third Reich and a vital element in the attainment of Nazi political aims. Masters of the new techniques of propaganda, the Nazis used them to exploit and build on the beliefs, phobias, and prejudices of the day. Their successful "deification" of the Führer in a modern industrial state carries a far from comfortable message. - Back cover.

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The "Hitler Myth": Image and Reality in the Third Reich
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1987, Oxford University Press
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Hitler-Mythos

image and reality in the Third Reich

First published in 1987



First Sentence

"'HEROIC' leadership was a significant element in the ideas of the nationalist and volkisch Right long before Hitler's spectacular rise to prominence."

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Few, if any, twentieth-century political leaders have enjoyed greater popularity among their own people than Hitler in the 1930s and 1940s. Yet the personality of Hitler himself and his obsessive ideological fixations can scarcely explain his immense popularity and political effectiveness on his assumption of power in 1933. Hitler's hold over the German people lay rather in the hopes and perceptions of the millions who adored him: their admiration rested less on the bizarre and arcane precepts of Nazi ideology than on social and political values recognizable in many societies other than the Third Reich. Ian Kershaw charts the creation, growth, and decline of the "Hitler myth". He demonstrates how the manufactured Führer cult formed a crucial integrating force in the Third Reich and a vital element in the attainment of Nazi political aims. Masters of the new techniques of propaganda, the Nazis used them to exploit and build on the beliefs, phobias, and prejudices of the day. Their successful "deification" of the Führer in a modern industrial state carries a far from comfortable message. - Back cover.

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Library of Congress DD256.5 .K46513 1987
Dewey 943.086

The "Hitler Myth"

Image and Reality in the Third Reich

This edition published in by Oxford University Press, USA


First Sentence

"'HEROIC' leadership was a significant element in the ideas of the nationalist and volkisch Right long before Hitler's spectacular rise to prominence."

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OL7383240M
ISBN 10
0192802062
ISBN 13
9780192802064
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21198
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