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In Hitler's Germany: Everyday Life in the Third Reich

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Ordinary citizens tell how it was to live in Germany during Nazi rule from Hitler's rise to power to the collapse of the Third Reich.
Hardcover, 335 pages
Published December 12th 1986 by Pantheon
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Lewis Weinstein
Apr 06, 2016 Lewis Weinstein rated it really liked it
An excellent source for small details of how people reacted to the organized state terror of the Nazi regime. Some actually resisted, secretly to avoid being sent to concentration camps or killed. Others saw themselves as small cogs in a big machine, the overall objectives of which they supported. Still others denied knowing anything, although that was clearly impossible.

The sections dealing with Kristallknacht are particularly poignant, including the fate of one relatively low-ranking planner,
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Kiki
Mar 16, 2012 Kiki rated it really liked it
The content was absolutely fantastic; this book is a wonderful resource for anyone looking for insight into the cold-sweat-inducing world of Hitler's Germany. Sadly, the style in which this book is written makes it difficult to get through. There is a missing punctuation point on the first page.

It's actually a bit sad to see how poorly translated this book is. It's almost like disrespect. For god's sake, translator people, put some effort into this. This is history, and it's history we ought nev
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Mary
Jun 11, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All
Recommended to Mary by: found it at the public library
Pretty interesting read. The author was a teen as the Nazis took over Germany, & he just found himself helping victims of oppression & violence so often that he gradually became involved in the resistance--even while performing mandatory service in the military. The author talks about those days & visits with some of the people he knew back at the time so that we learn what eventually became of them.
Here in this book we encounter the full range of human reactions to the 3rd Reich
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Jamie
May 28, 2016 Jamie rated it it was amazing
An excellent overview of the types of individuals living in Germany during Hitler's reign. Personal narratives ranging from the fearful to the proud to the resistant all tired together in one cohesive storyline following the author. I enjoyed reading it even when I was appalled by the actions of some of the people.
William
Dec 05, 2014 William rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
An interesting "inside" story of the Third Reich (rise to fall) from a man who was 13 when Hitler came to power in 1933.
Allison6876
Apr 22, 2016 Allison6876 rated it liked it
Read for paper for HIST 3729
Sophie
Dec 26, 2013 Sophie rated it it was amazing
The author was 12 when Hitler came to power, and spent the next 12 years as part of a network that helped Hitler's victims, particularly Jews, to escape. Very well written, incredibly interesting.
Jill
Jun 18, 2008 Jill rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: pretty much anyone
Recommended to Jill by: Chevez
This was amazing. It's one of those books that makes history extremely intersting and attainable. Helps you get a real feel from Nazi Germany from a man whol lived through it.
Jennifer
This was a wonderful memoir of youth in Nazi Germany. Filled with engrossing snapshot type memories and first-person accounts.
Michael
Jun 07, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it
amazing book about everyday life in nazi germany told by regular germans themselves.very interesting.
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