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Changes in the Reich Government: (August 20, 1943)

Herbert Marcuse

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on changes in the Reich government, beginning with the appointment of Heinrich Himmler as head of the Ministry of Interior. Himmler's appointment reflected growing internal ... More


Rivals and Scavengers

Thomas J. Laub

in After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539321
eISBN:
9780191715808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539321.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

‘Rivals and scavengers' introduces Herman Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Joachim Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, and their respective bureaucratic satrapies. All four Nazi paladins tried to carve out ... More


Transformations, 1934–1937

George C. Browder

in Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104790
eISBN:
9780199854462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes Gestapo operations and personnel and offers insights into the more significant, functional forces at work in their transformation. The personnel changes that Heinrich Himmler ... More


Suicide under the Swastika, 1933–1939

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Under the Weimar Republic, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis had conflated cases of suicide with Germany's defeat in 1918, the Versailles Treaty, and the Weimar ‘system’. Between 1918 and 1933, 214,409 ... More


Roman Lessons: Theorizing Empire, Conquering the East

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The author begins the analysis of the Third Reich’s imitation of Rome by studying the role that Rome’s fall played in texts by Rosenberg, Hitler, and Himmler about their future empire. Risking the ... More


Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

George C. Browder

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104790
eISBN:
9780199854462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book provides a socio-organizational history of the Gestapo, the Social Democrats, and the regular detectives of the Third Reich between 1932 and 1937. It explores the roots of their roles in ... More


The Foreign Intelligence Mission

George C. Browder

in Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104790
eISBN:
9780199854462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The third major Sicherheitsdienst (SD) mission, foreign intelligence and counterespionage, continued to develop more slowly than the others, undoubtedly because the SD never had any claim to a ... More


The Attempt on Hitler’s Life and its Consequences: (July 27, 1944)

Franz Neumann

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the political implications of the latest attempt on Adolf Hitler's life in relation to German morale at the time of the report. It first considers some of the principles for the ... More


The Weimar Police

George C. Browder

in Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104790
eISBN:
9780199854462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Most of the police in Heinrich Himmler's Security Service empire came from the professional police of pre-Nazi Germany. Even though many joined the Nazi Movement, and even became Security ... More


The Munich Pact

in The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891767
eISBN:
9780226891798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891798.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the deal made by Ernst Rüdin of the German Research Institute for Psychiatry (GRIP) in Munich, Germany with Nazi officials, analyzing this so-called Munich Pact to understand ... More


Coffee, Rubber, and Cotton: Cash Crops, Forced Labor, and Fascist Imperialism in Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Eastern Europe

Tiago Saraiva

in Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035033
eISBN:
9780262335706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035033.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The fifth chapter takes coffee, rubber and cotton, three typical elements of colonial plantation stories, and delves into Italian occupation of Ethiopia, German imperial rule in Eastern Europe, and ... More


‘We’ll Meet Again in Dachau’: The Early Dachau SS

Christopher Dillon

in Dachau and the SS: A Schooling in Violence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199656523
eISBN:
9780191757709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656523.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

The first chapter takes the story of Dachau and the SS up to the appointment of Theodor Eicke as its second commandant in June 1933. It recounts the Bavarian background to Nazism, the SS, and Dachau, ... More


Recruiting Volksdeutsche for the Waffen-SS: From Skimming the Cream to Scraping the Dregs

Valdis O. Lumans

in Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860–1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239771
eISBN:
9780823239818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239771.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

The Waffen-SS started with a commitment to elite personnel, of high physical standards, ideologically committed, and racially ‘pure’. The same standards were applied to Germans from the Reich and ... More


The Ethnic Germans of the Waffen-SS in Combat: Dregs or Gems?

Valdis O. Lumans

in Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860–1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239771
eISBN:
9780823239818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239771.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

Combat performance of the ethnic Germans in the Waffen-SS is a complex question. When manpower standards were high, performance was high. As standards declined performance dropped. However, where the ... More


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