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Hitler's Home Front : Wurttemberg Under the Nazis - Jill Stephenson

Hitler's Home Front

Wurttemberg Under the Nazis

Hardcover Published: 31st October 2006
ISBN: 9781852854423
Number Of Pages: 512

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What was life like for ordinary Germans under Hitler? Hitler's Home Front paints a picture of life in Wnrttemberg, a region in south-west Germany, during the rise to power and rule of the Nazis. It concentrates in particular on life in the countryside. Many Wnrttembergers, while not actively opposing Hitler, carried on their normal lives before 1939, with their traditional loyalties, to region, village, church and family, balancing the claims of Nazism. The Nazis did not kill its own citizens (other than the Jews) in the way that Stalinist Russia did, and there were limits to the numbers and power of the Gestapo and to the reach of the Nazi state. Yet the region could not escape the catastrophic effect of the war, as conscription, labour shortages, migrant labour, bombing, hunger and defeat overwhelmed the lives of everyone.

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"Stephenson's consideration of Nazism in terms of the conflict between rural precinct and urban neighborhood is extremely useful, and her discussion of the local men who left during the war and of the conscripted foreign workers, prisoners of war, and refugees from bombed-out north German cities who took their places is compelling and dramatic. Her narrative account of the hardships of 1943-1945 is unparalleled." -Peter Fritzsche, The Historian, 2009

Town and countryp. 1
Before the warp. 23
Party and statep. 65
Racial health and persecutionp. 113
The impact of warp. 153
War in the countrysidep. 193
Party and churchp. 229
Forced foreign workersp. 265
Migrants, evacuees and refugeesp. 291
The last days of the warp. 313
Conclusionp. 345
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ISBN: 9781852854423
ISBN-10: 1852854421
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 31st October 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.71  x 4.37
Weight (kg): 0.96
Edition Number: 1