1. Introduction 1 item
    1. Please use the following reading list to help you locate key literature. The first section provides details on books that offer a good, general overview of the period.  The remaining sections are organised thematically, roughly in the order in which we will approach these topics on the module.

       

      Please note: this list is not exhaustive!  There is an absolutely huge amount of relevant material available so you are strongly urged to conduct your own searches of the Library databases (and shelves!) to find additional sources for yourself.  This list should merely get you started...

  2. Key Works on the Third Reich 17 items
    These texts cover many of the issues we are studying on this module and will be especially useful for essay research.
    1. Life in the Third Reich - Richard Bessel 1987

      Book Core

    2. Life in the Third Reich - Richard Bessel, ebrary, Inc 1987 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    3. Nazism and German society, 1933-1945 - David F. Crew 1994

      Book Core

    4. Nazism and German society, 1933-1945 - David F. Crew, ebrary, Inc 1994 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    5. Inside Hitler's Germany: life under the Third Reich - Matthew Hughes, Chris Mann 2002

      Book Core

    6. The Nazi dictatorship: problems and perspectives of interpretation - Ian Kershaw 2012

      Book Core

    7. In the shadow of the Swastika: life in Germany under the Nazis, 1933-1945 - Matthew S. Seligmann, John Davison, John McDonald c2003

      Book Core

    8. The German dictatorship: the origins, structure and effects of National Socialism - Karl Dietrich Bracher, Jean Steinberg 1971

      Book Further

    9. Reevaluating the Third Reich - Jane Caplan, Thomas Childers c1993

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    10. A social history of the Third Reich - Richard Grunberger 1974

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    11. A social history of the Third Reich - Richard Grunberger 2005

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    12. The Third Reich - Klaus Hildebrand 1984

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    13. The Third Reich - Klaus Hildebrand, ebrary, Inc 1984 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    14. Nazism | ebook 2012 (electronic resource)

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    15. Nazism - Neil Gregor 2000

      Book Further

  3. Key texts on divided Germany 5 items
    1. Germany since 1945: politics, culture, and society - Peter C. Caldwell, Karrin Hanshew 2018

      Book Core

    2. Anatomy of a dictatorship: inside the GDR, 1949-1989 - Mary Fulbrook 1995

      Book Further

    3. Politics and popular opinion in East Germany 1945-68 - Mark Allinson 2000

      Book Further

    4. The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History - Helmut Walser Smith 2015

      Book Further

  4. Week 1: Introduction and assessing popular opinion in mid-C20th Germany 8 items
    1. Hitler: a global biography - Brendan Simms 2019

      Book Further

    2. Nazism - Neil Gregor 2000

      Book Optional Digitised chapter: Pages 24-48

    3. Nazism and German society, 1933-1945 - David F. Crew, ebrary, Inc 1994 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional See chapter by Ian Kershaw, 'The "Hitler Myth": Image and Reality in the Third Reich', pp. 197-218.

    4. Politics and popular opinion in East Germany 1945-68 - Mark Allinson 2000

      Book Further

  5. Week 1: Assessing popular opinion in mid- C20th Germany - Using primary sources 4 items
    1. How to read Hitler - Neil Gregor 2014

      Book Optional Digitised Chapter 'The Jews', pp. 57-67.

  6. Week 2 - The 'seizure' and consolidation of power 30 items
    1. Review: Did Weimar Fail? - Review by: Peter Fritzsche 1996

      Article Core

    2. The coming of the Third Reich - Richard J. Evans 2004

      Book Core

    3. Modern Germany reconsidered 1870-1945 - Gordon Martel 1992

      Book Core

    4. NAZI VOTERS. - Noakes, Jeremy

      Article Core

    5. Modern Germany reconsidered, 1870-1945 - Gordon Martel, ebrary, Inc 1992 (electronic resource)

      Book Core See Chapter 6: Jane Caplan, 'The Rise of National Socialism, 1919-1933', pp. 117-139.

    6. The Nazi voter: the social foundations of fascism in Germany, 1919-1933 - Thomas Childers c1983

      Book Core

    7. Hitler's Germany: origins, interpretations, legacies - Roderick Stackelberg, NetLibrary, Inc 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Core See Chapter 8: 'The Nazi Consolidation of Power, 1933-4', pp. 100-118.

    8. Hitler's Germany: origins, interpretations, legacies - Roderick Stackelberg 2009

      Book Core See Chapter 8: 'The Nazi Consolidation of Power, 1933-4', pp. 100-118.

    9. The rise of the Nazis - Conan Fischer 2002

      Book Further

    10. From Weimar to Hitler: Germany, 1918-33 - E. J. Feuchtwanger 1995

      Book Further

    11. The formation of the Nazi constituency, 1919-1933 - Thomas Childers c1986

      Book Further

    12. Who voted for Hitler? - Richard F. Hamilton c1982

      Book Further

    13. Republic to Reich: the making of the Nazi revolution; ten essays - Hajo Holborn, Ralph Manheim (1972)

      Book Further See the chapter by Karl Dietrich Bracher, 'Stages of Totalitarian "Integration": The Consolidation of Nazi Rule in 1933 and 1934'.

    14. Nazism 1919-1945: a documentary reader, Vol.1: The rise to power 1919-1934 - Jeremy Noakes, Geoffrey Pridham 1998

      Book Further Digitised section: Percentage of Votes Cast in Favour of the NSDAP, 1924-1933 -p. 83. 83-87

    15. Hitler and the collapse of Weimar Germany - Martin Broszat c1987

      Book Optional

    16. The Weimar Republic, 1919-1933 - Ruth B Henig, NetLibrary, Inc 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional

    17. The Weimar Republic - Eberhard Kolb 2005

      Book Optional

    18. The rise and fall of Weimar democracy - Hans Mommsen c1996

      Book Optional

  7. Week 3: Building the 'People's Community': Insiders - the Volksgemeinschaft 10 items
    1. Belonging and genocide: Hitler's community, 1918-1945 - Thomas Kühne 2010

      Book Core

    2. Belonging and genocide: Hitler's community, 1918-1945 - Thomas Kühne, ebrary, Inc c2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

  8. Week 3: Building the 'People's Community': Insiders - Women 11 items
    1. Women in the Third Reich - Matthew Stibbe 2003

      Book Core

    2. When biology became destiny: women in Weimar and Nazi Germany - Renate Bridenthal, Atina Grossmann, Marion A. Kaplan c1984

      Book Further

    3. Nazism and German society, 1933-1945 - David F. Crew, ebrary, Inc 1994 (electronic resource)

      Book Further See Chapter 3 by Gisela Bock, 'Antinatalism, Maternity & Paternity in National Socialist Racism', pp. 110-140 and Chapter 4 by Adelheid von Saldern, 'Victims or Perpetrators? Controversies about Women in the Nazi State', pp. 141-165.

    4. Nazi family policy, 1933-1945 - Lisa Pine 1997

      Book Further

    5. The Nazi organisation of women - Jill Stephenson 1981

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    6. Women in Nazi Germany - Jill Stephenson 2001

      Book Further

  9. Week 3: Building the 'People's Community': Insiders - Propaganda 9 items
    1. The Third Reich: politics and propaganda - David Welch 2002

      Book Core

    2. Nazi propaganda: the power and the limitations 2015

      Book Core Read chapter: How effective was Nazi propaganda by Ian Kershaw

    3. Private Life and Privacy in Nazi Germany - Andreas Wirsching Edited by Elizabeth Harvey , Johannes Hürter , Maiken Umbach 2019

      Book Further

  10. Week 3: Building the 'People's Community': Insiders - The Working Class 7 items
    1. Nazism, fascism and the working class - Timothy W. Mason, Jane Caplan 1995

      Book Further

    2. Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany: comparisons and contrasts - Richard Bessel 1996

      Book Further Digitised chapter : Tilla Siegel, 'Whatever was the Attitude of German Workers? Reflections on Recent Interpretations' pp 61-77

  11. Week 3: Building the 'People's Community': Insiders - Youth 11 items
    1. Hitler Youth - Michael H. Kater 2006

      Book Core

    2. Hitler Youth - Michael H. Kater, ebrary, Inc 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    3. Life in the Third Reich - Richard Bessel, ebrary, Inc 1987 (electronic resource)

      Book Core See Chapter 3: Detlev Peukert, 'Youth in the Third Reich', pp. 25-40.

    4. Life in the Third Reich - Richard Bessel 1987

      Book Core

    5. Education in the Third Reich: a study of race and history in Nazi textbooks - Gilmer W. Blackburn, ebrary, Inc c1985 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    6. Hitler's children - Guido Knopp 2004

      Book Further

    7. The Hitler youth: origins and development, 1922-45 - H. W. Koch 1975

      Book Further

    8. Growing up female in Nazi Germany - Dagmar Reese, ebrary, Inc c2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

  12. Week 4: Building the 'People's Community': Outsiders 14 items
    1. Backing Hitler: consent and coercion in Nazi Germany - Robert Gellately 2002

      Book Core Digitised Chapter 9: 'Concentration Camps in Public Spaces' pp. 204-223

    2. Social outsiders in Nazi Germany - Robert Gellately, Nathan Stoltzfus c2001

      Book Core

    3. Legacies of Dachau : the uses and abuses of a concentration camp, 1933-2001. Harold Marcuse - Harold Marcuse 2008

      Book Core See chapter: What did the German public know about concentration camps?

    4. Hidden holocaust?: gay and lesbian persecution in Germany 1933-45 - Gunter Grau, Patrick Camiller 1995

      Book Further

    5. Hidden holocaust?: gay and lesbian persecution in Germany, 1933-45 - Günter Grau, Claudia Schoppmann, Patrick Camiller, ebrary, Inc c1995 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    6. German Reactions to Nazi Atrocities - Morris Janowitz 1946

      Article Further For an insight into how people spoke about the camps in the immediate aftermath of the war.

    7. The pink triangle: the Nazi war against homosexuals - Richard Plant c1988

      Book Further

    8. Gypsies under the Swastika - Donald Kenrick, Grattan Puxon 2009

      Book Further

  13. Week 4: Building the 'People's Community': Outsiders : Euthanasia, Eugenics and Medical Crimes 9 items
    1. The racial state: Germany 1933-1945 - Michael Burleigh, Wolfgang Wippermann 1991

      Book Core

    2. The origins of Nazi genocide: from euthanasia to the final solution - Henry Friedlander, ebrary, Inc c1995 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    3. Doctors under Hitler - Michael H. Kater c1989

      Book Core

    4. Nazism 1919-1945: Vol. 3: Foreign policy, war and racial extermination : a documentary reader - Jeremy Noakes, Geoffrey Pridham 2001

      Book Core Digitised from 1988 edition Letter from a German doctor pp1014-1015

    5. Cleansing the Fatherland: Nazi medicine and racial hygiene - Gotz Aly, Peter Chroust, Christian Pross 1994

      Book Further

    6. Death and deliverance: 'euthanansia' in Germany c.1900-1945 - Michael Burleigh 1994

      Book Further

  14. Week 4: Building the 'People's Community': Outsiders -anti-Semitism 6 items
    1. Between dignity and despair: Jewish life in Nazi Germany - Marion A. Kaplan 1998

      Book Core Read Digitised Chapter 5: The November Pogrom and its Aftermath, pp119-144 available online.

    2. Hitler's willing executioners - Daniel Jonah Goldhagen 1996

      Book Core Digitised Chapter: pp 80 -128 Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, ‘Eliminationalist Antisemitism: The “Common Sense” of German Society during the Nazi Period’

  15. Week 4: Building the 'People's Community': Outsiders - The apparatus of control 9 items
    1. Nazism and German society, 1933-1945 - David F. Crew 1994

      Book Core

    2. Backing Hitler: consent and coercion in Nazi Germany - Robert Gellately 2002

      Book Core

  16. Week 5: War 5 items
    1. The Third Reich between vision and reality: new perspectives on German history, 1918-1945 - Hans Mommsen, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Core See the chapter by Norbert Frei, 'People's Community and War: Hitler's Popular Support'.

    2. Under the bombs: the German home front, 1942-1945 - Earl R. Beck, ebrary, Inc c1986 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    3. Until the final hour - Gertraud Junge 2003

      Book Further

  17. Week 6: The Holocaust and its aftermath 19 items
    1. Holocaust: origins, implementation, aftermath - Omer Bartov, NetLibrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    2. The final solution: a genocide - Donald Bloxham, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    3. The path to genocide: essays on launching the final solution - Christopher R. Browning 1992

      Book Core

    4. The final solution: origins and implementation - David Cesarani, ebrary, Inc 1996 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    5. The war against the Jews, 1933-1945 - Lucy S. Dawidowicz 1986

      Book Core

    6. Holocaust: The Nazi persecution and murder of the Jews - Peter Longerich, ebrary, Inc 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    7. The Wannsee conference in the development of the 'final solution' - Peter Longerich, Ian Gronbach, Donald Bloxham, Holocaust Educational Trust c2000

      Book Core

    8. Nazism 1919-1945: Vol. 3: Foreign policy, war and racial extermination : a documentary reader - Jeremy Noakes, Geoffrey Pridham 2001

      Book Core digitised section from 1988 edition Postwar account by David Ehof, 1948 pp1098-1100

    9. Ghettostadt: Łódź and the making of a Nazi city - Gordon J. Horwitz, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    10. The Columbia guide to the Holocaust - Donald L Niewyk, Francis R Nicosia, NetLibrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    11. The final solution - Reitlinger G. 1971

      Book Further

    12. GHDI - Document

      Webpage Further Minutes of the Wannsee Conference.

    13. Final solution: the fate of the Jews 1933-49 - David Cesarani 2017

      Book Further

  18. Week 6: The Holocaust and Aftermath - Perpetrator Motivation and 'Justice' 7 items
    1. Becoming evil: how ordinary people commit genocide and mass murder - James Waller 2007

      Book Core

    2. Ordinary men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland - Christopher R. Browning 2001

      Book Core Digitised chapter: pp 159 - 189To what extent can Germans be regarded as Hitler’s willing executioners?

    3. Popular opinion in totalitarian regimes: Fascism, Nazism, Communism 2017

      Book Optional Ch 6. Popular Opinion in Nazi Germany as a Factor in the policy of the 'Solution of the Jewish Question': The Nuremberg Laws and the Reichskristallnacht

  19. Week 6: The Holocaust and its aftermath - Aftermath 6 items
    1. Reckonings: legacies of Nazi persecution and the quest for justice | ebook - Mary Fulbrook 2018 (electronic resource)

      Book Further 11: The diffraction of guilt

  20. Week 7: Occupation and division 32 items
    1. The denazification of Germany: a history 1945-1950 - Alexander Perry Biddiscombe 2007

      Book Core

    2. Germany since 1945: politics, culture, and society - Peter C. Caldwell, Karrin Hanshew 2018

      Book Core Read Chapters 1-3

    3. Stalin's curse: battling for communism in war and Cold War - Robert Gellately 2016

      Book Further

    4. The betrayal: the Nuremberg trials and German divergence | ebook - Kim Christian Priemel 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    5. Berlin twilight: with 29 illustrations - W. Byford-Jones 1947

      Book Further

    6. A Strange Enemy People: Germans under the British, 1945-50 - Patricia Meehan 2001

      Book Further

    7. Public opinion in occupied Germany: the OMGUS surveys, 1945-1949 - Anna J. Merritt, Richard L. Merritt, Germany Office of Military Government 1970

      Book Further

    8. The American Occupation of Germany: Retreat to Victory - Edward N Peterson 1977

      Book Further

    9. The new Nazis of Germany - Wellington Long 1968

      Book Further

    10. West Germany under Construction - Robert G. Moeller August 1, 1997 (Paperback)

      Book Further

    11. Individuality and modernity in Berlin: self and society from Weimar to the Wall - Moritz Föllmer 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional Chapter 7: Defeat, self-help and the dissociation from Nazism

  21. Week 8: West Germany 1949 - 1961 16 items
    1. Protecting Motherhood: Women and the Family in the Politics of Postwar West Germany - Robert G. Moeller September 27, 1996 (Paperback)

      Book Core

    2. Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements - Karen HagemannDonna HarschFriederike Brühöfener& 0 more 2019

      Book Further

    3. Sex After Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany - Dagmar Herzog January 22, 2007 (Paperback)

      Book Further

    4. The new Nazis of Germany - Wellington Long 1968

      Book Further

    5. West Germany under Construction - Robert G. Moeller August 1, 1997 (Paperback)

      Book Further

    6. The Pleasure of a Surplus Income: Part-time Work, Gender Politics, and Social Change in West Germany, 1955-1969 - Christine von Oertzen November 29, 2007 (Hardcover)

      Book Further Chapter 2 focuses on Public Opnion

  22. Week 9: East Germany 1949-1961 18 items
    1. Germany since 1945: politics, culture, and society - Peter C. Caldwell, Karrin Hanshew 2018

      Book Core

    2. Anatomy of a dictatorship: inside the GDR, 1949-1989 - Mary Fulbrook 1995

      Book Core

    3. Gay voices from East Germany 1991

      Book Core

    4. Politics and popular opinion in East Germany 1945-68 - Mark Allinson 2000

      Book Further

    5. A reversal of fortunes?: women, work and change in Eastern Germany - Rachel Alsop 2000

      Book Further

    6. Within Walls: Private Life In The German Democratic Republic - Paul Betts 2013

      Book Further

    7. Resistance with the People: Repression and Resistance in Eastern Germany 1945-1955 - Gary Bruce August 28, 2005 (Paperback)

      Book Further

    8. Popular protest in East Germany, 1945-1989 - Gareth Dale 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    9. Sex, Thugs and Rock 'n' Roll: Teenage Rebels in Cold-War East Germany - Mark Fenemore Oct 01, 2009

      Book Further

    10. Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements - Karen HagemannDonna HarschFriederike Brühöfener& 0 more 2019

      Book Further

    11. Sex After Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany - Dagmar Herzog January 22, 2007 (Paperback)

      Book Further

    12. Youth Politics in East Germany - Alan McDougall January 28, 2005 (Hardcover)

      Book Further

    13. Love in the time of communism: intimacy and sexuality in the GDR - Josie McLellan 2011

      Book Further

  23. Week 10: The Wall and its impact 13 items
    1. Germany since 1945: politics, culture, and society - Peter C. Caldwell, Karrin Hanshew 2018

      Book Core Read Chapter 5

    2. Politics and popular opinion in East Germany 1945-68 - Mark Allinson 2000

      Book Further

    3. Hollywood behind the Wall: The cinema of East Germany - Daniela Berghahn 2005

      Book Further

    4. Cooperation and Conflict: GDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989 - Laura Bradley 2010

      Book Further

    5. The wall: the people's story - Christopher Hilton 2001

      Book Further

    6. East Germany and Detente: Building Authority after the Wall - A. James McAdams 2008

      Book Further

    7. Jazz, rock, and rebels: cold war politics and American culture in a divided Germany - Uta G. Poiger c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Read: Epilogue: Building Walls

    8. The Berlin Wall: 13 August 1961-9 November 1989 - Fred Taylor 2009

      Book Further

  24. Week 11: Divided memory? 24 items
    1. Germans as victims: remembering the past in contemporary Germany - William John Niven 2006

      Book Core Read: Chapter 1 in particular

    2. Postwar Germany and the Holocaust - Caroline Sharples 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    3. Stated memory - Fox, Thomas C. 1999

      Book Further

    4. German national identity after the Holocaust - Mary Fulbrook 1999

      Book Further

    5. Sex After Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany - Dagmar Herzog January 22, 2007 (Paperback)

      Book Further

    6. Reinventing Gender: Women in Eastern Germany Since Unification 2003

      Book Further

    7. War Stories: The Search for A Usable Past In The Federal Republic Of Germany - Robert G. Moeller March 17, 2003 (Paperback)

      Book Further

    8. Facing the Nazi past: united Germany and the legacy of the Third Reich - William John Niven 2001

      Book Further

    9. When will we talk about Hitler?: German students and the Nazi past - Alexandra Oeser, Katharine Throssell 2019 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    10. Film and memory in East Germany - Anke Pinkert 2008

      Book Further

    11. Beyond Berlin: twelve German cities confront the Nazi past - Gavriel David Rosenfeld, Paul B. Jaskot c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    12. United city, divided memories?: Cold War legacies in contemporary Berlin - Dirk Verheyen, ProQuest (Firm) c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

  25. Further reading: Resistance 12 items
    1. Resistance and conformity in the Third Reich - Martyn Housden, NetLibrary, Inc 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    2. The Nazi dictatorship: problems and perspectives of interpretation - Ian Kershaw 2012

      Book Core See Chapter Resistance without the People?

    3. Germans against Hitler: the Stauffenberg plot and resistance under the Third Reich - Hans Mommsen, Angus McGeoch, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    4. Nazism, 1919-1945: a documentary reader, Vol.4: The German home front in World War II - Jeremy Noakes c1998

      Book Core Digitised Section: pp 585-586 Guidelines for resistance published in Der Vorbote (The Herald), a Communist paper

    5. Nazism, 1919-1945: a documentary reader, Vol.4: The German home front in World War II - Jeremy Noakes c1998

      Book Core digitised section. pp 600-603 Carl Goerdeler, ‘The Goal’ (Policy Aims of the Conservative Resistance), 1941

    6. Nazism, 1919-1945: a documentary reader, Vol.4: The German home front in World War II - Jeremy Noakes c1998

      Book Core digitised section: pp 630 - 632 SD Report into the Attitude of the Population towards the 20 July Conspirators, 20 August 1944

    7. Resistance: European resistance to Nazism, 1940-1945 - M. R. D. Foot c1977

      Book Further

    8. Backing Hitler: consent and coercion in Nazi Germany - Robert Gellately 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

  26. POLICY & DECISION MAKING IN THE THIRD REICH 4 items
  27. CHURCHES 10 items
    1. And the witnesses were silent: the Confessing Church and the persecution of the Jews - Wolfgang Gerlach, Victoria Barnett, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

    2. A church divided: German Protestants confront the Nazi past - Matthew D. Hockenos, ebrary, Inc c2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Core See Chapter 1: 'The Church Struggle', pp. 15-41.

    3. Pius XII and the 3rd Reich - Friedlander S. 1966

      Book Further

    4. The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany - Guenter Lewy 1964

      Book Further

    5. The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany - Guenter Lewy 2000

      Book Further

    6. Dissonant lives: generations and violence through the German dictatorships - Mary Fulbrook, ProQuest (Firm) 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional Read Chapter 5: The Escalation of Violence : War and Genocide

  28. PRIMARY SOURCES 7 items
    Extremely useful collections of primary sources covering all aspects of the Third Reich. Make use of these to illustrate your seminar presentations and essays!
    1. Nazism 1919-1945: a documentary reader, Vol.1: The rise to power 1919-1934 - Noakes, Jeremy, Pridham, Geoffrey 1998

      Book Core