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Germans Against Nazism: Nonconformity, Opposition and Resistance in the Third Reich: Essays in Honour of Peter Hoffmann

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Germans Against Nazism

Nonconformity, Opposition and Resistance in the Third Reich: Essays in Honour of Peter Hoffmann

Edited by Francis R. Nicosia and Lawrence D. Stokes

464 pages, 1 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-815-9 $45.00/£36.00 / Pb / Published (August 2015)

eISBN 978-1-78238-816-6 eBook

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“…a compilation of twenty learned and erudite articles. The result is a masterwork of impeccable and impressive scholarship. Germans Against Nazism is a core and essential addition to academic library 20th-Century German History reference collections in general, and Nazi History supplemental studies reading lists in particular.” · Midwest Book Review

“The relationship between National Socialism and Resistance is a key to understanding the Third Reich, hence it is necessary to understand the resistance in all its complexity, to approach the reality of the Third Reich as closely as possible. This book can help us doing so.” · Francia

“Twenty authors have successfully joined forces in this work, which is characterized by a remarkable breadth of subject matter, originality, and archival research.” · Central European History

“Together, they are impressive evidence of the scope and vitality of the history of resistance and of its complexity. One paradox emerges: there is general agreement with Peter Hoffmann's view that German resistance was limited to the exceptional few who operated in a hostile environment.” · English Historical Review

“As the title also makes clear, while Peter Hoffmann's work is most famous for dealing with resistance action by Germany's social elites, this volume recognizes no such limitations.” · The Historical Journal


Rather than being accepted by all of German society, the Nazi regime was resisted in both passive and active forms. This re-issued volume examines opposition to National Socialism by Germans during the Third Reich in its broadest sense. It considers individual and organized nonconformity, opposition, and resistance ranging from symbolic acts of disobedience to organized assassination attempts, and looks at how disparate groups such as the Jewish community, churches, conservatives, communists, socialists, and the military all defied the regime in their own ways.

Francis R. Nicosia is Professor of History and Raul Hilberg Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Nazi Germany and the Arab World (2014) and Zionism and Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany (2008, 2010), and the coauthor of The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust (2000).

Lawrence D. Stokes (1940-2007) was Emeritus Professor of History at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He edited Kleinstadt und Nationalsozialismus: Ausgewählte Dokumente zur Geschichte von Eutin 1918-1945 (1984), and Der Eutiner Dichterkreis und der Nationalsozialismus 1936-1945: Eine Dokumentation (2001).

Subject: History: 20th Century to Present
Area: Germany


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