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Why Hitler Came into Power

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ISBN 9780674952003

Publication Date: 10/08/1986

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346 pages

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  • Foreword [Thomas Childers, 1986]
    • I. Introduction
      • 1. Who Wrote the Life Histories?
      • 2. General Comments
  • Part One: Historical
    • II.The Background of the Hitler Movement
      • 1. The Revolution of 1918
      • 2. Reaction to the Revolution
      • 3. The Versailles Treaty
      • 4. War Prisoners and Occupation
      • 5. Counter-Revolution
        • a. Military organizations
        • b. Semi-military organizations
        • c. Political groups
    • III. The First Period: 1919–1923
      • 1. Origin of the Movement
      • 2. Hitler Becomes the Leader
      • 3. The Hitler Putsch
    • IV. The Second Period: 1924–1929
      • 1. After the Putsch
      • 2. Organization
        • a. Significance of the local group
        • b. Propaganda
        • c. Finances
    • V. The Third Period: 1930–1933
      • 1. Opposition
      • 2. Conflict
      • 3. Victory
  • Part Two: Analytical
    • VI. Discontent As a Factor
      • 1. The Drawing Power of National Socialist Meetings
      • 2. The Basis of Discontent
      • 3. Opposition to Other Panics
    • VII. Ideology As a Factor
      • 1. The Idea of Gemeinschaft
      • 2. National Socialism
      • 3. The Principle of Leadership
      • 4. Anti-Semitism
    • VIII. The Why of the Hitler Movement
      • 1. The Function of Discontent
      • 2. The Functions of Ideology
      • 3. The Function of Tactics and Strategy
      • 4. The Function of Charismatic Leadership
      • 5. Conclusion
      • 6. Critique of Other Interpretations
        • a. The psychoanalytical interpretation
        • b. The Marxist interpretation
  • Part Three: Selected Life Histories
    • IX. Six Life Histories
      • Introduction
      • 1. The Story of a Worker
      • 2. The Story of an Anti-Semite
      • 3. The Story of a Soldier
      • 4. The Story of a Middle-Class Youth
      • 5. The Story of a Bank Clerk
      • 6. The Story of a Farmer
  • Appendices
    • Appendix I: Chronology of the Hitler Movement
    • Appendix II: Statistics
      • A. The Growth of the Movement
        • 1. Number of members in the National Socialist party
        • 2. Number of supporters in elections
      • B. General Statistical Data
        • 1. Geographical distribution
        • 2. Education
        • 3. Religion and marital status
        • 4. History of employment (1919–32)
        • 5. Military activities
        • 6. Membership in organizations before joining the National Socialist party
        • 7. Miscellaneous data
  • Index

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