The author does a very good job of connecting the dots this is a serious book, by a person who fled germany in 1933 and eventually became an important journalist admittedly, because the author was neither personally acquainted with hitler, nor a psychologist by trade, there is a certain amount of speculation but he. German bookseller website abebooksde makes their selection for the 100 greatest books ever written the meaning of hitler by sebastian haffner the meaning of hitler is the title of the english translation of the originally german 1978 book anmerkungen zu hitler by the journalist and writer raimund pretzel, who. The first was the defeat and partition of germany in 1945 the second was the collapse of soviet power between 1989 and 1991 until then, as sebastian haffner wrote in his short, matchless book the meaning of hitler (1978), we had been living in the europe which hitler created for us: the split continent.
I will bear witness: a diary of the nazi years 1933-41 by viktor klemperer any articles and essays by the journalist/satirist kurt tucholsky the meaning of hitler by sebastian haffner defying hitler: a memoir by sebastian haffner any of alice miller's books on child abuse in her native germany hitler and nazi germany:. Sebastian haffner's failure of a revolution is an examination of the political events that occurred in germany in the years 1918-1919, and their analysis, which is indicative of a general lack of sources, they reflect the journalistic, rather than academic, approach that haffner takes when writing the book. Cover: the meaning of hitler in paperback beginning with hitler's early life, sebastian haffner probes the historical, political, and emotional forces that molded his character in examining the finally, haffner confronts the most disturbing question of all: could another hitler rise to power in modern germany.
The general view that germany's shattered economy surged to life in the first few years of the nazi regime is typified by sebastian haffner, a german writer whose short book the meaning of hitler (1979) received extravagant praise in john lukacs' recent the hitler of history as haffner put it, among these. Historians who focus on the reception of nazism in britain have largely neglected his writings on hitler, the nazi regime and antisemitism a political theorist and the author of the war against the west (1938), and sebastian haffner, the german journalist for the observer and the author of germany:.
Interpreting events in germany through the prism of bitter personal experience, sebastian haffner intended his analysis of the nazi “revolution” as a lament for his having earned his credentials as a lawyer, haffner, whose real name was raimund pretzel, had discovered his true vocation as a journalist. You can chuck out your alan bullock and joachim fest and hugh trevor-roper biographies, in my opinion, and read only one relatively short book: the meaning of hitler, by the brave, brilliant former german exile sebastian haffner in one dense paragraph, written in 1978, before the kershaw disclosures, he guessed. Failure of a revolution germany 1918-1919 by sebastian haffner translated from the german by georg rapp by sebastian haffner germany: jekyll and hyde – an eyewitness analysis of nazi germany the ailing empire: germany from bismarck to hitler the meaning of best known of german journalists, wrote.
German people it analyses the role and importance of joseph goebbels in the creation, expansion and development of a complex system of propaganda in the third reich although the nazis in terms of professional journalistic and wrote the ten commandments of “good propaganda”, the first codified and defined. The oddity and the value of defying hitler, a memoir by the late german historian raimund pretzel (who wrote under the name sebastian haffner) i'm not familiar with haffner's later work (which includes such books as from bismarck to hitler and the meaning of hitler) but defying hitler is not an.
In this book written in early 1940 in england, sebastian haffner, a recent refugee from nazi germany, analyzed hitler, the nazis, the german population, and german émigrés his purpose was to help the allies wage “psychological warfare ” against nazi germany, to correct misconceptions about the nazi regime, and to. Hitler we probably have more information— facts, details, and minutiae—about this man's life than any other major figure of modern times nonetheless, we still feel that we do not know the man his life is founded the nazi party, took power in germany in 1933, imposed a sebastian haffner describes it: “the nsdap of. (his father's original name was raimund pretzel as sebastian haffner, he went on to a highly successful career, writing in england during the war and then later back in germany he authored from bismarck to hitler and the meaning of hitler, among many other works) defying hitler is a brilliantly written social.