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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Erickson, John. “Barbarossa June 1941: who attacked whom?” History Today (7/01):11-17

Fischer, Klaus P. "Nazi Germany," Nation (6/12/95).

Lekan, Thomas. "Regionalism & the politics of landscape preservation in the Third Reich," Environmental History 4,3 (7/99):384-405.

Ryback, Timothy. “Hitler’s forgotten library,” Atlantic Monthly (5/03):76-90.

Silverstein, Ken. “Ford & the Führer,” Nation (1/24/00):11-16.

Spector, Scott. "Was the Third Reich movie-made?: interdisciplinarity & the reframing of 'ideology'," American Historical Review 106,2 (4/01):460-84.

Sweet, William. "The Bohr letters: no more uncertainty," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,3 (5-6/2002):21-27. Nazis & the origins of nuclear weaponry.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Aly, Gotz; Peter Chroust & Christian Pross. Cleansing the Fatherland: Nazi Medicine & Racial Hygiene (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1994).

Aziz, Philippe. Doctors of Death (Geneva, 1976).

Baranowsky, Shelley. Strength Through Joy: Consumerism & Mass Tourism in the Third Reich (NY: Cambridge, 2004).

Barnett, Victoria. For the Soul of the People: Protestant Protest Against Hitler (NY: Oxford, 1992).

Beevor, Anthony. Berlin: the downfall 1945 (London: Oxford, 2002).

Bartov, Omer. Hitler’s Army: Soldiers, Nazis & War in the Third Reich (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Bergen, Doris L. Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1996).

Bessel, Richard. Life in the Third Reich (NY: Oxford, 1987).

Black, Robert. Fascism in Germany: How Hitler Destroyed the World's Most Powerful Labour Movement (London: Steyne, 1975).

Breitman, Richard. The Architect of Genocide: Himmler & the Final Solution (Hanover NH: U. Press of New England, 1991).

Bridenthal, Renate; Atina Grossman & Marion Kaplan (eds.) When Biology Became Destiny: Women in Weimar & Nazi Germany (NY: Monthly Review, 1984).

Brysac, Shareen Blair. Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack & the Red Orchestra (NY: Oxford, 2000).

Burleigh, Michael & Wolfgang Wipperman. The Racial State: Germany, 1933-1945 (NY: Cambridge, 1991).

__________. Death & Deliverance: "Euthanasia" in Germany, c. 1900-1945 (NY: Cambridge, 1994).

__________ (ed.).Confronting the Nazi Past: New Debates on Modern German History (NY: St. Martin's, 1996).

__________. The Third Reich: A New History (NY: Macmillan, 2001).

Cornwell, John. Hitler as Pope (NY: Viking, 1999).

_________. Hitler’s Scientists: Science, War, & the Devil’s Pact (London : Viking, 2003).

Crow, David M. Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime activities, & the True Story Behind the List (Boulder: Westview, 2004).

Dobkowski, Michael N. & Isidor Walliman (eds.) Radical Perspectives on the Rise of Fascism in Germany, 1919 to 1945 (NY: Monthly Review, 199?).

Dulffer, Jost. Nazi Germany 1933-1945: Faith & Annihilation (NY: Oxford, 1995).

Fest, Joachim C. The Face of the Third Reich (NY: Pantheon, 1970).

__________. Speer: The Final Verdict (NY: Harcourt, 2002). Hitler's minister of armaments.

Fischer, Klaus P. Nazi Germany: A New History (NY: Continuum, 1995).

Friedman, Jonathan C. Speaking the Unspeakable: Essays on Sexuality, Gender & Holocaust Survivor Memory (Lanham MD: University Press, 2003).

Frydland, Rachmiel. When Being Jewish Was a Crime (Nashville: T. Nelson, 1978).

Gallagher, Hugh Gregory. By Trust Betrayed: Patients, Physicians & the License to Kill in the Third Reich (NY, 1990).

Gellately, Robert. Backing Hitler: Consent & Coercion in Nazi Germany (NY: Oxford, 2001).

__________ & Nathan Stoltzfus (eds.) Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany (Princeton NJ: Princeton U., 2000).

Glass, James M. Life Unworthy of Life: Racial Phobia & Mass Murder in Hitler's Germany (NY: Basic Books, 1997).

Gregor, Neil (ed.) Nazism (NY: Oxford, 2000).

Grossman, Atina. Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control & Abortion Reform, 1920-1950 (NY: Oxford, 1995).

Haffner, Sebastian. Defying Hitler: A memoir. (London:Oxford University Press, 2002).

Hamann, Brigitte. Hitler’s Vienna: A Dictator’s Apprenticeship (NY: Oxford, 1999).

Herbst, Jürgen. Requiem for a German Past. A Boyhood Among the Nazis (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 200?).

Hoedeman, Paul. Hitler or Hippocrates: Medical Experiments & Euthanasia in the Third Reich (trans. Ralph de Rijke; Sussex: Book Guild, 1991).

Hoffmann, Peter. Stauffenberg: A Family History (Cambridge: Cambridge U., 2003).

Kater, Michael H. The Twisted Muse: Musicians & their Music in the Third Reich (NY: Oxford, 1997).

_____________. Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits (NY: Oxford, 1999).

Kautz, Fred. The German Historians: Hitler's Willing Executioners & Daniel Goldhagen (Montreal: Black Rose, 2002).

Kershaw, Ian & Moshe Lewin (eds.) Stalinism & Nazism: Dictatorships in Comparison (NY: Cambridge, 1997).

__________. Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris (NY: Norton, 1999).

__________. Hitler 1936-45: Nemesis (NY: Norton, 2000).

___________. The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems & Perspectives of Interpretation (NY: Oxford, 2000).

__________. The “Hitler Myth”: Image & Reality in the Third Reich (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Klabunde, Anja. Magda Goebbels (London: Oxford, 2002).

Knappe, Siegfried. Soldat: Reflections of a German Soldier, 1936-1949 (NY: Dell, 1993).

Kuhl, Stefan. The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism & German National Socialism (London, 1994).

Lavenda, Peter. Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult (NY: Continuum, 2002).

Leibovitz, Clement & Alvin Finkel. In Our Time: The Chamberlain-Hitler Collusion (NY: Monthly Review, 199?).

Lifton, Robert J. The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing & the Psychology of Genocide (NY: Basic Books, 1986).

Lockenour, Jay. Soldiers as Citizens: Former Wehrmacht Officers in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1955 (Lincoln: U. Nebraska, 2001)

Machtan, Lothar. The Hidden Hitler (NY: Perseus, 2001).

Mahoney, Barbara S. Dispatches & Dictators: Ralph Barnes for the Herald Tribune (Corvallis OR: Oregon State U, 2002). Story of an influential reporter writing from Germany, Italy & the Soviet Union in the 30's.

Moeller, Robert G. War Stories: The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany (LA: U. of California, 2003).

Moltke, Freya von & Julie M. Winter (trans). Memories of Kreisau & the German Resistance (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 2003).

Mommsen, Hans. Alternatives to Hitler: German Resistance under the Third Reich (Princeton NJ: Princeton U., 2003).

Paret, Peter. An Artist Against the Third Reich: Ernst Barlach, 1933-1938 (NY: Cambridge, 2003).

Proctor, Robert. Racial Hygiene: Medicine under the Nazis (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1988).

Pulzer, Peter. Germany, 1870 – 1945: Politics, State Formation & War (NY: Oxford, 1997).

Read, Anthony & David Fisher. Kristallnacht: The Unleashing of the Holocaust (NY: Peter Bedrick, 1989).

Redlich, Fritz. Hitler: Diagnosis of a Destructive Prophet (NY: Oxford, 2000).

Rosenfeld, Gavriel D. The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History & the Memory of Nazism (NY: Cambridge, 2005).

Rosmus, Anna Elisabeth. Against the Stream: Growing Up Where Hitler Used to Live (Columbia SC: U. South Carolina, 2002).

__________. Out of Passau: Leaving a City Hitler Called Home (NY: Columbia: U. of South Carolina, 2003).

Roseman, Mark. The Villa, the Lake, the Meeting (London: Oxford, 2002).

Ryan, Donna F. & John S. Schuchman (eds.) Deaf People in Hitler's Europe (Washington: Gallaudet, 2002).

Segev, Tom. Soldiers of Evil: The Commandants of the Nazi Concentration Camps (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1987).

Sereny, Gitta. Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth (NY: Knopf, 1995).

Shore, Zachary. What Hitler Knew (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Smith, Woodruff D. The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialism (NY: Oxford,1986)

Spotts, Frederic. Hitler & the Power of Aesthetics (NY: Overlook, 2003).

Steigmann-Gall, Richard. The Holy Reich: Nazi Conceptions of Christianity 1919-1945 (NY: Cambridge, 2003).

Steinweis, Alan E. & Daniel E. Rogers. The Impact of Nazism (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 2003).

Stoltzfus, Nathan. Resistance of the Heart: Intermarriage & the Rosenstrasse Protest in Nazi Germany (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2001).

Strobl, Gerwin. The Germanic Isle: Nazi Perceptions of Britain (NY: Cambridge, 2001). Alliance with Britain a major strategic objective.

Taylor, Telford. Sword & Swastika: Generals & Nazis in the Third Reich (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1952).

Thomas, Theodore N. Women Against Hitler: Christian Resistance in the Third Reich (Westport CT: Praeger, 1995).

Weinberg, Gerhard L. Germany, Hitler, & World War ll (NY: Cambridge, 1995).

__________. Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders (NY: Cambridge, 2005).

White, Osmar. Conqueror’s Road: An Eyewitness Report of Germany 1945 (Cambridge: Cambridge U., 2003).

In the Library: Fiction

Giardina, Denise. Saints & Villains: A Novel (NY: W.W. Norton, 1998). Life & death of Dietrich Bonnhoeffer, Protestant martyr.

Grass, Günter. Cat & Mouse [1961] (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1963).

Hegi, Ursula. Stones from the River (NY: Poseidon, 1994).

Schlink, Bernhard. The Reader (trans. Carol Brown Janeway; NY: Pantheon, 1997).

Seghers, Anna. The Seventh Cross (NY: Monthly Review, 198?). Anti-Fascist resistance inside Nazi Germany.

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Architecture of Doom" [1991], dir. Peter Cohen, 119m. Nazi aesthetic in art, architecture & popular culture. From First Run Features.


"Europa, Europa" [1991], dir. Agnieszka Holland, 115m. In video stores.

"Mephisto" [1981], dir. Istvan Szabs, 150m.

"The Murderers Are Among Us" [1946], dir. Wolfgang Staudte, 81m. Nazis in post-war Germany.

"Nazi Medicine" [1992] & "The Cross & the Star" [1997], dir. John Michalczyk, 110m. From First Run Features.

"The Rape of Europa" [2006], dir. Richard Berge & Bonni Cohen, 117. Systematic plundering of European museums & private collections for 650,000 pieces of art during World War II.

"The Serpent's Egg" [1978 ], dir. Ingmar Bergman, 120m. In video stores. In depths of Weimar miseries, Nazi movement is hatched.

"Triumph of the Will" [1935], dir. Leni Riefenstahl, 110m. In video stores. Chilling, brilliant documentary on Hitler's Nüremberg Rallies of 1934.

"The Wannsee Conference' [1984], dir. Heinz Schirk, 87m. Reconstructs 1942 meeting in which Nazi leaders discussed implementation of "Final Solution."

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