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FREE DOC Ý READER Hitler's First Hundred Days º JOIN OR CREATE BOOK CLUBS ↠ [Reading] ➹ Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich ➯ Join or create book clubs – This unsettling and illuminating history reveals how Germany's fracS the bonfires and gunfire the patriotic rallies and anti Jewish boycotts to understand both the terrifying power the National Socialists exerted over ordinary Germans and the powerful appeal of the new era they promisedHitler's First Hundred Days is the chilling story of the beginning of the end when 100 days inaugurated a new thousand year Reich I was expecting a chronological indeed a day by day account of the events that transpired in Germany between January 30 and early May of 1933 This book is not that it does refer here and there to most of the relevant ones and it provides a lot of insight into the thoughts and activities of everyday Germans with heavy emphasis on Berliners On the other hand the audio version is absolutely appalling Has Professor Fritzsche bothered to listen to this recording? Mr Seybert’s pronunciation of German words is laughable particularly those of proper names He is obviously totally unfamiliar with the concept of umlaut I have not had a German course since college 54 years ago but I had literally to stop the recording after hearing a whole string of Dr Goebbels’s name pronounced with a long “o” Hachette and Blackstone and Basic Books—someone needs to exercise some uality control

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From a deeply divided republic into a one party dictatorship In Hitler's First Hundred Days award winning historian Peter Fritzsche offers a probing account of the pivotal moments when the majority of Germans seemed all at once to join the Nazis to construct the Third Reich Fritzsche examines the events of the period the elections and mass arrest I am very disappointed in this book I was hoping to learn about how Hitler came to power and his initial term as chancellor Unfortunately the writer does not start at the beginning he seems to assume you know what the November 1918 Revolution was for instance and what the political parties of the 1920s and early 1930s stood for He only gives a cursory mention of these events and parties where one needs a chronological recounting of how HItler got to where he was in 1933 At least I needed thatThe book just dives in and relates long descriptions of the poverty in Berlin then the Nazi and Red political demonstrations but doesn't explain who all these factions areIn addition he has a tendency to such tortured syntax that I expected the book was translated from German But the credits don't mention that Maybe the author simply writes in a convoluted fashion In any case it's often unclear what he's trying to say

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Hitler's First Hundred Days When Germans Embraced the Third ReichThis unsettling and illuminating history reveals how Germany's fractured republic gave way to the Third Reich from the formation of the Nazi party to the rise of Hitler Amid the ravages of economic depression Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right Then in the spring of 1933 Germany turned itself inside out This dry and academic yet captivating book by University of Illinois history professor Peter Fritzche takes us on a 100 day trip into the very heart of darkness that would become Nazi Germany In late morning of January 30 1933 German president Paul von Hindenburg would meet with former chancellor Joseph von Papen National People’s Party leader Alfred Hugenberg and National Socialist Party leader Adolf Hitler to name the 43 year old Hitler as chancellor of Germany Within 100 days Hitler would have absolute power over all of GermanyFritzche tells the story through diaries and press accounts of how educated everyday Germans succumbed to Hitler’s siren call Through persuasion rhetoric parades pageantry bonfires and the jackbooted thugs of the SA democratic Germany yielded to a one party dictatorship Hitler evoked the unity of August 1914 when Germany at least on the surface was united for war and the shame of defeat of November 1918 where the new social democratic government surrendered to the Allied PowersSimply put the Nazi message of nationalism trumped the class message of both the socialists and the communists And it was that nationalist message that fueled the hatred for the Jews by labeling them outside the German nation It was during this time that the Dachau concentration camp was established and by April 1st the government proclaimed a nationwide boycott of Jewish businesses under the slogan “Jews Drop Dead” It would be a few short steps toward the holocaust that was to comeIt is not that the Nazi’s were initially super popular The Nazi alliance only received 52% of the popular vote in the March election Nevertheless with full power Hitler intimidated his opponents and those who were not enad of his regime initially acuiesced and later moved to full support as the economy improved and as they got caught up in the growing nationalist fervorFritzche’s book drives home historian Ian Kershaw’s belief that the Bolshevik Revolution was the defining moment of the 20th Century because it hardened the Right and divided the Left The reason that Germany’s reactionary elements backed Hitler was their fear of communism and under Stalin’s orders the German Communist Party refused to align with the socialists In fact it was a Nazi Communist alliance that brought down the Center government of Heinrich Bruning in May 1932 setting the stage for Hitler Fritzche notes that when Moscow reversed itself and supported popular front alliance the socialists beat back the French Right in both 1934 and again in 1936 If only Stalin had adopted his popular front position in 1932Although many readers might find this book rough going there are many lessons to be learned Above all we should not take our freedom and liberties for granted Hitler demonstrated to all who can see that liberal democracy can be a very fragile thing Cherish itAs an aside I couldn’t help but noting that Weimar came into being on November 9 1918 Kristallnacht took place on November 9 1938 and the Berlin Wall fell on November 9 1989 uite a coincidence