PDF NEW The German War A Nation Under Arms µ Nicholas Stargardt


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review The German War A Nation Under Arms Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB summary The German War A Nation Under Arms To answer this uestion He offers an unprecedented portrait of wartime Germany bringing the hopes and expectations of the German people from infantrymen and tank commanders on the Eastern front to civilians on the home front to vivid life While most historians identify the German defeat at Stalingrad as the moment when the average Germ The second world war from a German perspective in the form of letters and diary entries from ordinary people The overriding impression is how eagerly an entire civilised nation become so stupid self righteous and brainwashed Even the individuals who weren t Nazis bought the idea that Germany was fighting a defensive war forced on them by international Jewry or colonial ambition on the part of the British What was depressing that even towards the end of the war these people were still deluding themselves with sentimental notions and visions of the German soldier as some kind of paragon of honour and virtue It was interesting to discover many Germans believed the bombing raids on German cities were revenge for Germany s annihilation of the Jews They clung on to the idea that Jews were pulling the world s strings until the very end Probably I ve read too many accounts of Jewish suffering to feel any sympathy for German individuals during the war and I felt little for any of the people in this book When the war is over the tendency seems to be to play the victim Like Austria announcing itself as the first victim of Nazi repression If there s any proof that Austrians on the whole were any less psychotically racist than the Germans I ve not seen it Much is made of the bombing of Dresden but it should be remembered that even when it was clear Germany had lost the war they not only carried on fighting to the death but sent children to fight and as a result tens of thousands of allied soldiers were being needlessly slaughtered every month Also that the Nazis were boasting of a secret weapon which no doubt was feared to be the atomic bomb Nor that even at this late date the majority of Germans were still very much behind Hitler It s to the credit of Germans that later generations have taken on board culpability unlike the generations featured in this book who remained a deluded vainglorious shameful bunch who serve to personify the evils innate in mindless chest beating nationalism An interesting book rather than a must read for me Romancing the Werewolf righteous and brainwashed Even the individuals who weren t Nazis bought the idea that Germany was fighting a defensive war forced on them by international Jewry or colonial ambition on the part of the British What was depressing that even towards the end of the war these people were still deluding themselves with sentimental notions and visions of the German soldier as some kind of paragon of honour and virtue It was interesting to discover many Germans believed the bombing How to Do What You Love & Earn What You’re Worth as a Programmer raids on German cities were The Business Romantic revenge for Germany s annihilation of the Jews They clung on to the idea that Jews were pulling the world s strings until the very end Probably I ve Victory Over Death read too many accounts of Jewish suffering to feel any sympathy for German individuals during the war and I felt little for any of the people in this book When the war is over the tendency seems to be to play the victim Like Austria announcing itself as the first victim of Nazi テンカウント 4 repression If there s any proof that Austrians on the whole were any less psychotically You Left Early racist than the Germans I ve not seen it Much is made of the bombing of Dresden but it should be War World: The Battle of Sauron (War World) remembered that even when it was clear Germany had lost the war they not only carried on fighting to the death but sent children to fight and as a Switching Time result tens of thousands of allied soldiers were being needlessly slaughtered every month Also that the Nazis were boasting of a secret weapon which no doubt was feared to be the atomic bomb Nor that even at this late date the majority of Germans were still very much behind Hitler It s to the credit of Germans that later generations have taken on board culpability unlike the generations featured in this book who Ready to Die The Story of Biggie Smalls Notorious BIG remained a deluded vainglorious shameful bunch who serve to personify the evils innate in mindless chest beating nationalism An interesting book The Barons Lady rather than a must NIV Archaeological Study Bible read for me

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review The German War A Nation Under Arms Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB summary The German War A Nation Under Arms As early as 1941 Allied victory in World War II seemed all but assured How and why then did the Germans prolong the barbaric conflict for three and a half yearsIn The German War acclaimed historian Nicholas Stargardt draws on an extraordinary range of primary source materials personal diaries court records and military correspondence Although this book gives some interesting and in depth information about the major battles of WWII the main purpose of the author is to explain why the German volk continued to fight to the doors of the German Chancellery as Berlin was being destroyed around them The war was lost and yet 60 year old men and 14 year old boys took up arms and sacrificed themselves for the homeland while the Nazi leadership huddled in the bunker below them As one of my GR friends said in his review What were the Germans thinkingThe Wiemar Republic had been a disaster and when Hitler grabbed power he approached society in a manner that appealed to the citizenshomeland blood ties Aryan supremacy exorcism of the defeat of WWI the stab in the back belief and one nationone people And he had the perfect man to instill and reinvigorate these principles and doctrines his minister and master of propaganda Joseph Goebbels The public was inundated with the Nazi philosophies through different mediums and soon became of one mind Deutschland Uber Alles As the Allies approached Germany the propaganda changed to sacrifice and fight to the last man The people obeyedAs the final solution continued and the smoke continued to rise from the crematoriums the public basically ignored what was really happening and continued to hate the Jews and abandon them from society citizenship and life When the horrors of the death camps were clearly revealed at the end of the war the average German declared that they had no responsibility and excused themselves from guilt They insisted that it was not they who had responsibility for war leadership and politicsThe book is filled with memoirs diaries letters etc from soldiers and families who suffered and died through the last years of the defeat and provides some insight into German thought about the war and their encroaching feeling of being victimizedSo does this history really tell us what the Germans were thinking and how they justified their actions as their world was crumbling around them Read this excellent book and then decide Highly recommended

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review The German War A Nation Under Arms Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB summary The German War A Nation Under Arms An citizen turned against the war effort Stargardt demonstrates that the Wehrmacht in fact retained the staunch support of the patriotic German populace until the bitter endAstonishing in its breadth and humanity The German War is a groundbreaking new interpretation of what drove the Germans to fight and keep fighting for a lost cause This is a very thorough examination of 1939 45 through German eyes It takes us from the exultation of the conuering of France to the abyss of 1944 45The author makes no excuses for this genocidal and racist regime The German people supported the war so after their traditional enemy France was subdued in June of 1940Several issues stand out in this bookFrom the letters written from Poland and then from the Soviet Union there could be little doubt that the vast majority of the German populace knew that their soldiers were complicit in mass atrocities in eastern EuropePage 233 my book Throughout the summer and autumn of 1941 there were many German eyewitnesses and photographic evidence flooded back to Germany spectators at mass executions routinely snapped pictures including images of each other photographing the sceneThe Red Army found thousands of images of killing sites in the uniform pockets of German prisoners and dead kept next to pictures of their families wives and childrenThe German people also saw the war as an avenge reversal for 1918 For myriad reasons they did not feel defeated in 1918 they felt betrayed and humiliatedPage 77 Holding out against the spirit of November 1918 featured as a measure of their own salvation To fail for a second time would prove that Germany was not God s chosen nation This national Protestant version of German redemption was just a variant in an anti liberal and anti democratic culture which strove to overcome the German disaster of 1918 In the early 1920 s German culture had been awash with predictions of post war decay decline and degeneration These dire predictions had been overturned by the national rebirth in 1933They saw the invasion and defeat of France and then the attack on the Soviet Union as inevitable as a task to be done now so as to avoid passing the problem to future generationsThe Nazi leadership particularly Goebbels were masters of propaganda For example the Katyn massacre by the NKVD Soviet secret police was blamed on the Jewish Bolsheviks and gave a foretaste of what could happen if Soviet troops and Jewry ever reached Germany Also Katyn was used successfully to divide the Allies creating a gulf between the Soviet Union and BritainUSAs mentioned the German populace while avoiding direct discussion of the Final Solution was aware of what was happening Hitler s prophecy speech of January 1939 in which he stated that a new world war would lead not to the destruction of the Germans but to the destruction of the Jews was used againPage 243 Hitler repeated his prophecy in his public speeches no less than four times in 1942 now using the unmistakable Ausrottung extermination The Volkische Beobachter followed its masters voice on 27 of February 1942 screaming The Jew will be exterminated Page 244 The deportation to the death camps also involved too many different authorities for them ever to have been kept secret Whether they were soldiers observing the shootings railwaymen running the deportation trains or local government officials making sure that keys were handed over before their occupants left all these people passed their nuggets of knowledge into the general circulation of informationThe Germans were convinced of their racial superiority over other people In many ways Word War II was a race war for the German people to get what they felt was rightfully there s Slavs Poles Russians Roma and especially Jews were seen as unworthy of life Poland Czechoslovakia and Ukraine were to be used as part of Germany s colonial empire and settled by Germans The lands villages and homes were simply expropriated of their inhabitantsPage 138 A student volunteer reflected on her own reaction to watching the SS herd Polish villagers into a shed during one such eviction Sympathy with these creatures No at most I felt uietly appalled that such people exist people who are in their very being so infinitely alien and incomprehensible to us that there is no way to reach them For the first time in our lives people whose life or death is a matter of indifference Page 207 by February 1942 Two million Soviet prisoners had perished in German custodyPage 299 At least 24 million people were worked to death in Germany itself following the military crisis of 1941 42Interestingly when Allied bombing called terror bombing started to destroy large tracts of German cities this was blamed on Jewish revenge for what had happened to them This pulverisation fitted well into German cultures obsession with a descent into the abyss This became a fixation of an apocalyptic struggle in 1944 45 War was viewed as an essential part of human naturePage 467 Lisa de Boor November1944 The most miraculous stroke of fate that the German always brings his inner strength the power of his spirit to fruition when the trends of the outward world are most unfavourable This outlook of struggle and survival contributed to avoiding the prime issue of responsibilityThe author has an excellent last chapter on after the war citing several religious leaders Protestant and Catholic revering the German soldier as being honourable and doing their heroic dutyThis book presents many aspects of the German War and how they were troubled by their own predicament of their sons husbands andor brothers dying or missing at the front their homes burnt or obliterated by Allied bombing but also their obfuscation of what caused this the invasions of Poland Belgium Holland France the Soviet Union the millions of destitute foreign workers in their country the forced removal of German Jews from their homes and the subseuent bidding for their belongings and housesThe author mentions that some were anti Nazis but they still supported the war which raises the uestion of how this was different from being a NaziThis book is powerful indictment of Germany for this time period But one cannot but be impressed that today Germany is a wonderful example of a democratic country


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    PDF NEW The German War A Nation Under Arms µ Nicholas Stargardt Nicholas Stargardt ↠ 3 free read characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Nicholas Stargardt Germany suffered a lot during World War II As many as 5 million soldiers died As many as 700000 civilians were killed Thousands civilians died

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    summary The German War A Nation Under Arms characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Nicholas Stargardt Nicholas Stargardt ↠ 3 free read It may be good to have power based on arms but it is better and joyful to win and to keep the hearts of the people Joseph Goebbels speaking in Triumph of the WillWorld War 2 began with German invasion of Poland but in 1939

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    PDF NEW The German War A Nation Under Arms µ Nicholas Stargardt A very accessible and interesting account of German life and lives at war It covers a number of topic areas that influenced or touched daily life including religion air raids propaganda and news theatre rationing industry foreignslave workers as well as hopes and dreams of people for the war and after It is by nature of sc

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    summary The German War A Nation Under Arms PDF NEW The German War A Nation Under Arms µ Nicholas Stargardt This is a very thorough examination of 1939 45 through German eyes It takes us from the exultation of the conuering of France to the abyss of

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    summary The German War A Nation Under Arms PDF NEW The German War A Nation Under Arms µ Nicholas Stargardt I have read many books about the Second World War including many about the Home Front However this really is something different – a look at how the German people experienced the war and how those from many viewpoints witnessed unfolding events This book takes us from 1939 and the outbreak of war to the total

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    summary The German War A Nation Under Arms Nicholas Stargardt ↠ 3 free read characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Nicholas Stargardt I chose this book hoping to get a better understanding of why the German people went to war and fought so desperately hard right to the end for what many of them thought at the time was a bad cause or at least a cause unlikely to succeed I learned a bit of the answer but certainly not as much as I was hoping to

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    PDF NEW The German War A Nation Under Arms µ Nicholas Stargardt summary The German War A Nation Under Arms The German War – What the Germans Really KnewSince 1945 many books have been written about Germany and the action of its people’s during the Second World War what we have not had in that time is what the German people actually thought Nicholas Stargardt attempts to change that with The German War using testim

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