The "Hitler Myth"

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192802064

Category: History

Page: 299

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Kershaw examines how the deification of 'the Fuhrer' and the Nazi's propaganda machine effectively solidified the Third Reich's hold on German culture from the 1920's to 1945.

The `Hitler Myth'

Author: Ian Kershaw,Professor of Modern History Ian Kershaw

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198219644

Category: History

Page: 297

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The personality of Hitler himself can hardly explain his immense hold over the German people. This study, a revised version of a book previously published in Germany under the title Der Hitler-Mythos: Volksmeinung und Propaganda im Dritten Reich, examines how the Nazis, experts in propaganda, accomplished the virtual deification of the Führer. Based largely on the reports of government officials, party agencies, and political opponents, Dr Kershaw charts the creation,growth, and decline of the 'Hitler Myth'.

The Hitler Myth

Author: Helen Roche

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351352903

Category: History

Page: 106

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Few historical problems are more baffling in retrospect than the conundrum of how Hitler was able to rise to power in Germany and then command the German people – many of whom had only marginal interest in or affiliation to Nazism – and the Nazi state. It took Ian Kershaw – author of the standard two-volume biography of Hitler – to provide a truly convincing solution to this problem. Kershaw's model blends theory – notably Max Weber's concept of ‘charismatic leadership’ – with new archival research into the development of the Hitler ‘cult’ from its origins in the 1920s to its collapse in the face of the harsh realities of the latter stages of World War II. Kershaw’s model also looks at dictatorship from an unusual angle: not from the top down, but from the bottom up, seeking to understand what ordinary Germans thought about their leader. Kershaw's broad approach is a problem-solving one. Most obviously, he actively interrogates his evidence, asking highly productive questions that lead him to fresh understandings and help generate solutions that are credibly rooted in the archives. Kershaw’s theories also have application elsewhere; the model set out in The ‘Hitler Myth’ has been used to analyse other charismatic leaders, including several from ideologically-opposed backgrounds.

The 'Hitler Myth'

Author: M. S. Amara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781717928917


Page: 27

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Did Hitler want a world dominion? Does it matter if Goebbels or Hitler was behind the "Hitler Myth"? What role did propaganda with terror and violence play in the National Socialist rise to power and how did the Nazi policy aim to subjugate people and destroy all opposition? This book engages the myriad of ideas and prejudices that fed National Socialism and the components that made up the "Hitler myth" and further delves into explore how the two were linked together. Find out more how the "Hitler myth" was formed and how it fit into the specific historical context of Germany in The Third Reich in the 1940's under the Hitler regime. This book goes into a systematic and coherent discussion of the popularity of the Fuhrer image and his world view or Weltanschauung and the Nazi ideology of the volk and how Hitler's ideas of anti-Semitism formed. It further discusses how Goebbels' techniques in propaganda helped to effectively integrate the Hitler myth into the Fuhrer image and glorify his heroic leadership by promoting Hitler as a representative of the will of the people because the Fuhrer's will embodied the will of the nation.

The "Hitler Myth"

Author: Helen Roche

Publisher: Macat Library

ISBN: 9781912128563

Category: National socialism

Page: 106

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First published in 1980, The "Hitler Myth" is recognized as one of the most important books yet written about Adolf Hitter and the Nazi State, Focusing on what he called the 'history of everyday life,' Kershaw investigated the attitude of the German people toward Hitler, rather than looking at the dictator from the perspective of those who had positions of power. Kershaw wanted to discover how someone like Hitler could have become so powerful and why so many Germans failed to protest at the brutality of the Nazi regime. His work has proved useful for analyzing not only the Nazis, but also other movements or regimes with similar leadership cults. Book jacket.


Author: J. P. Stern

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520029526

Category: History

Page: 254

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Seeks to pinpoint the source of Hitler's appeal to German society during the nineteen thirties through an examination of his speeches, writings and conversations