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Author Siemens, Daniel, author.

Title Stormtroopers : a new history of Hitler's Brownshirts / Daniel Siemens.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  943.086 Si15s 2017    ---  Available
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Description xli, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ Historians lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: a night of violence -- Turmoil in post-war Germany and the origins of the Nazi SA -- Stormtrooper street politics: mobilization in times of crisis -- The brown cult of youth and violence in the Weimar Republic -- Terror, excitement, and frustration -- The "Röhm purge" and the myth of the homosexual Nazi -- The transformation of the SA between 1934 and 1939 -- Streetfighters into farmers? The brownshirts and the "Germanization" of the European east -- Stormtroopers in the Second World War -- SA diplomats and the Holocaust in Southeastern Europe -- "Not guilty": the legacy of the SA in Germany after the Second World War -- Conclusion: Stormtroopers and National Socialism.
Summary "Germany's Stormtroopers engaged in a vicious siege of violence that propelled the National Socialists to power in the 1930s. Known also as the SA or Brownshirts, these "ordinary" men waged a loosely structured campaign of intimidation and savagery across the nation from the 1920s to the "Night of the Long Knives" in 1934, when Chief of Staff Ernst Röhm and many other SA leaders were assassinated on Hitler's orders. In this deeply researched history, Daniel Siemens explores not only the roots of the SA and its swift decapitation but also its previously unrecognized transformation into a million-member Nazi organization, its activities in German-occupied territories during World War II, and its particular contributions to the Holocaust. The author provides portraits of individual members and their victims and examines their milieu, culture, and ideology. His book tells the long-overdue story of the SA and its devastating impact on German citizens and the fate of their country."--Publisher's description.
Subject Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Sturmabteilung.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Sturmabteilung. (OCoLC)fst00577957
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1918-1945
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780300196818 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0300196814 (hardcover alkaline paper)

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