Defying Hitler

Defying Hitler

A Memoir

Paperback - 2002
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Written in 1939 and unpublished until 2000, Sebastian Haffner's memoir of the rise of Nazism in Germany offers a unique portrait of the lives of ordinary German citizens between the wars. Covering 1907 to 1933, his eyewitness account provides a portrait of a country in constant flux: from the rise of the First Corps, the right-wing voluntary military force set up in 1918 to suppress Communism and precursor to the Nazi storm troopers, to the Hitler Youth movement; from the apocalyptic year of1923 when inflation crippled the country to Hitler's rise to power. This fascinating personal history elucidates how the average German grappled with a rapidly changing society, while chronicling day-to-day changes in attitudes, beliefs, politics, and prejudices.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2002.
Edition: First Picador edition
ISBN: 9780312421137
0312421133
Characteristics: 309 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.

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