Hitler’s Power – Bib.

Hitler’s Power: Iconic Authority – Full Bibliography, briefly annotated.

Arad, Yitzhak, Israel Gutman, and Abraham Margaliot, eds. Documents on the Holocaust. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

Primary. Enormous collection of various documents about ‘The Final Solution’ and anti-Semitism under the Third Reich.

Bankier, David. The Germans and the Final Solution: Public Opinion under Nazism. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1996.

Secondary. Useful for a general narrative, complementary to Ian Kershaw’s The ‘Hitler Myth’.

Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 1992.


Der Bannerträger.” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Websitehttp://www.ushmm.org/propaganda/archive/painting-the-standard-bearer/ (accessed December 4, 2010)

Primary and Secondary. The painting itself was analyzed; the website contains a bit of background information on the origins of the painting as well.

Dorpalen, Andreas. Hindenburg and the Weimar Republic. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1964.


Evans, Richard J. Lying About Hitler: History, Holocaust, and the David Irving Trial. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2002.

Secondary. Highly readable discussion of the modern politics and historiography associated with the study of Nazi Germany.

Gay, Peter. My German Question: Growing up in Nazi Berlin. Harrisonburg, VA: Yale University Press, 1998.

Primary. Memoirs of a Jew who grew up inside the Third Reich, and has become a well known historian of the time period.

Goebbels, Joseph. The Goebbels Diaries, 1939-1941. Translated and edited by Fred Taylor. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1983.

Primary. Used for further exploration of Goebbels attitudes about Führer worship, and the propaganda of Nazi Germany in general.

Hachmeister, Lutz and Michael Kloft. The Goebbels Experiment. Brooklyn, NY : First Run Features, c2004. DVD.

Secondary. (However, commentary is strictly quoted from Joseph Goebbels diary, all images are German archival sources).

Haffner, Sebastian. Defying Hitler: A Memoir. Translated by Oliver Pretzel. New York, NY: Picador, 2000.

Primary. Highly readable account of both the transition into the Wiemar Republic after WWI, as well as the period just before Hitler’s seizure of power.

Halder, Franz. The Halder War Diary, 1939-1942. Edited by Charles Burdick and Hans-Adolf Jacobsen. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1988.

Primary. Halder kept extensive notes of the the military operations of the Third Reich, sometimes in an hour-by-hour fashion, but more often on a daily or weekly basis.

Heller, Steven. Iron Fists: Branding the 20th Century Totalitarian State. New York, NY: Phaidon Press, Inc., 2008.

Secondary. Analysis of the ‘branding’ process of both totalitarian regimes and their leaders in the 20th century. Many useful visuals of propaganda.

Hiden, John W. The Weimar Republic. New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman Limited, 1996.

Secondary. Basic history of the Weimar Republic.

Hitler, Adolf. Mein Kampf. Translated by Ralph Manheim. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999.

Primary. Used for Hitler’s views on leadership and anti-Semitism, as well as his account of the end of WWI.

Jewish Communities of Prewar Germany.” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Website. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007052 (accessed Oct 20, 2010)

Secondary. Basic explanation of the status of the Jews under the Weimar republic, and historical oppression of the Jews in Germany.

Johnson, Eric A., and Karl-Heinz Reuband. What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everday Life in Nazi Germany: An Oral History. Cambridge, MA: Basic Books, 2005.

Primary. A collection of interviews with survivors of Nazi Germany, from both Jews and non-Jews.

Kershaw, Ian. The ‘Hitler Myth’: Image and Reality in the Third Reich. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc., 1987.

Secondary. An analysis of Hilter’s personality cult. This shaped much of my stance on the subject. Used for primary source quotes occasionally, as it appears he has translated the original German sources for me.

McFarland, Rick. Truth and Conviction: The Helmuth Hübener Story (American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, 2002). DVD.

Secondary and Primary. Documentary about Helmuth Hubener, Rudolf Wobbe, and Karl-Heinz Schnibbe were arrested by the Nazi government, only Schnibbe survived.

Megargee, Geoffrey P. War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006.

Secondary. Integrated history of combat and genocide on the Eastern Front of the Germany during WWII.

Mitcham, Samuel W. Jr.Why Hitler: The Genesis of the Nazi Reich. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996.

Secondary. An easy to read account of Hitler’s rise to power, being largely biographical.

Mosley, Leonard O. Report from Germany. London: Victor Gollancz LTD, 1945.

Primary. Leonard Mosley was a reporter for the Sunday Times in Britain during the Nazi era.

Nazi Posters, 1933-1945.” Calvin College German Propaganda Archive. http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm (accessed Oct 10, 2010)

Primary. Website of origin for the 5 posters included in Appendix A.1. Included translations of captions and approximate dates for each poster.

Nazi Propaganda.” thinkquest.org http://library.thinkquest.org/C0111500/ww2/german/naziprop.htm# (accessed December 11, 2010)

Secondary. General article about Nazi propaganda.

Scholl, Inge. The White Rose. Translated by Arthur R. Schultz. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1983.

Primary. Inge Scholl was the surviving sister of two students involved in the White Rose resistance group to the Nazi party.

Seydewitz, Max. Civil Life in Wartime Germany: The Story of the Home Front. New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1945.

Primary. Max Seydewitz was a member of the German Reichstag. After the war, he was part of the Soviet administration of East Germany. He lived under the Third Reich as a politician.

Sigmund, Anna Marie, Women of the Third Reich. Richmond Hill, ON: NDE Publishing, 2000.

Secondary. Hitler was apparently very popular with the women of Germany.

Shapiro, Robert Moses, ed. Why Didn’t the Press Shout? American & International Journalism During the Holocaust. Newark, NJ: Yeshiva University Press in association with KTAV Publish House, 2003.

Secondary. Sections about journalism from various countries during the Nazi era.

Shirer, William L. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany. Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1990.

Secondary. General reference for supplementing other material.

Stern, J.P. Hitler: The Führer and the People. Berkely CA: University of California Press, 1975.

Secondary. Obnoxiously written psycho-cultural analysis of Hitler’s relationship with Germany.

Welch, David, ed. Nazi Propaganda: The Power and the Limitations. Totowa, NJ: Barnes and Noble Books, 1983.

Secondary. Collection of articles written about Nazi Propaganda. David Welch wrote the introduction to the book, as well as other articles, see below.

Welch, David. “Nazi Propaganda and the Volksgemeinschaft: Constructing a People’s Community.” Journal of Contemporary History 39, No. 2, (Apr.,2004): 213-238, http://www.jstor.org/stable/3180722 (accessed October 8, 2010)

Secondary. Complementary to Ian Kershaw’s The ‘Hitler Myth’.

Wikisource. Weimar Constitution. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Weimar_constitution (accessed December 6, 2010)

Primary. Used for the noting the dictatorial powers granted to the President of the Weimar Republic.


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