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The German Communists and the Rise of Nazism - C. Fischer

The German Communists and the Rise of Nazism

Hardcover Published: 3rd April 1991
ISBN: 9780333487747
Number Of Pages: 285

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In this work Conan Fischer investigates how the public-brawling between Communists and Nazis during the Weimar Era masked a more subtle and complex relationship. It examines the way in which the National Socialists' growth across traditional class and regional barriers came to threaten the Communists on their home ground and forced them to adopt increasingly precarious, comprising strategies to confront this challenge. Encouraged by Moscow, they ascribed a qualified legitimacy to grass-roots Nazism which justified fraternisation with Hitler's ordinary supporters. Fischer's book thereby strengthens and elaborates recent perceptions of Nazism as a populist mass movement and shows the collapse of Weimar to have been even more convoluted and controversial than hitherto believed.

Acknowledgements - Abbreviations - Introduction - The Early KPD: Responses to Weakness - The National Question 1918-1922 - The 1923 Crisis - The Stabilisation Era, 1924-28: General Developments - The Stabilisation Era, 1924-28: The KPD and Right-Radicals in the Factories - Communist-Nazi Relations 1928-32: The Ideological Dimension - The Sociology of Communist-Nazi Relations - The Battle for the Unemployed and for Territory - The Struggle in the Workplace - Conclusion - Notes - Sources - Glossary of German words and terms used in the text - Index

ISBN: 9780333487747
ISBN-10: 0333487745
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 3rd April 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 2