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The Rise of National Socialism and the Working Classes in Weimar Germany

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The Rise of National Socialism and the Working Classes in Weimar Germany

Edited by Conan Fischer

256 pages, 1 map, 45 tables, 4 figs, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-915-4 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (November 1996)

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"Despite its impressive range the collection is remarkably coherent ... [it] constitutes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the social base of Nazism."  · Labor History


Before seizing power the Nazi movement assembled an exceptionally broad social coalition of activists and supporters. Many were working class, but there remains considerable disagreement over the precise size and structure of this constituency and still more over its ideology and politics. An indispensable work for scholars of interwar Germany and Nazism in general.

Conan Fischer is Reader in History at the Department of History, University of Strathclyde.

Subject: 20th Century History
Area: Germany


Chapter 1. How likely were Workers to Vote for the NSDAP?
J. W. Falter

Chapter 2. A "Workers' Party" or a "Party without Workers"?
D. Mühlberger

Chapter 3. The Young Membership of the NSDAP between 1925 and 1933
J. W. Falter

Chapter 4. The Pattern of the SA's Social Appeal
C. Fischer and D. Mühlberger

Chapter 5. National Socialist Factory Cell Organisation and the German Labour Front
G. Mai

Chapter 6. Blue-collar Nazism
W. Brustein

Chapter 7. National Socialism and the Working-Class Women before 1933
H. Boak

Chapter 8. The Rise of the Nazi Party in the Working-Class Milieu of Saxony
C. C. Szejnmann

Chapter 9. The Black Forest: the Disintegration of the Workers' Catholic Milieu and the Rise of the Nazi Party
O. Heilbronner

C. Fischer

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