Download E-books Hitler's Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire PDF

By Sidney Kirkpatrick

From Paris to Stalingrad, the Nazis systematically plundered all demeanour of artwork and antiquities. however the first and most respected treasures they looted have been the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. In Hitler’s Holy Relics, bestselling writer Sidney Kirkpatrick tells the riveting and not earlier than advised actual tale of the way an American university professor grew to become military sleuth recovered those loved symbols of Hitler’s Thousand yr Reich earlier than they can turn into a rallying aspect within the production of a Fourth and both unholy Reich.

Anticipating the Allied invasion of Nazi Germany, Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler had ordered a top-secret bunker carved deep into the bedrock underneath Nürnberg fort. contained in the well-guarded chamber was once a especially developed vault that held the plundered treasures Hitler valued the main: the Spear of future (reputed to were used to pierce Christ’s aspect whereas he used to be at the pass) and the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, historic artifacts steeped in medieval mysticism and coveted through global rulers from Charlemagne to Napoleon. yet as Allied bombers rained devastation upon Nürnberg and the U.S. 7th military ready to invade the town Hitler referred to as “the soul of the Nazi Party,” 5 of the main helpful relics, all principal to the coronation rite of a will be Holy Roman Emperor, vanished from the vault.

Who took them? And why? The secret remained unsolved for months after the war’s finish, till the perfect Allied Commander, common Dwight D. Eisenhower, ordered Lieutenant Walter Horn, a German-born artwork historian on go away from U.C. Berkeley, to seek down the lacking treasures.To accomplish his challenge, Horn needs to revisit the now rubble strewn panorama of his adolescence and delve into the traditional legends and arcane mysticism surrounding the antiquities that Hitler had looted in his quest for global domination. Horn searches for clues within the burnt is still of Himmler’s inner most fortress and follows the path of neo Nazi “Teutonic  Knights” charged with retaining an enormous hidden  fortune in plundered gold and different treasure.

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Download E-books Fatherland: A Novel PDF

By Robert Harris

Fatherland is decided in another global the place Hitler has gained the second one global conflict. it truly is April 1964 and one week sooner than Hitler's seventy fifth birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is named out to enquire the invention of a lifeless physique in a lake close to Berlin's such a lot prestigious suburb.

As March discovers the identification of the physique, he uncovers symptoms of a conspiracy which may visit the very best of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo only one step in the back of, March, including an American journalist, is stuck up in a race to find and display the reality -- a fact that has already killed, a fact that can topple governments, a fact that might switch history.

From the Paperback edition.

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Download E-books A Concise History of Nazi Germany PDF

By Joseph W. Bendersky

This balanced historical past deals a concise, readable advent to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with research, Joseph W. Bendersky bargains an authoritative survey of the most important political, financial, and social elements that powered the increase and fall of the 3rd Reich. Now in its fourth variation, the ebook comprises major examine of modern years, research of the politics of reminiscence, postwar German controversies approximately global conflict II and the Nazi period, and extra on non-Jewish sufferers. Delving into the complexity of social lifestyles in the Nazi nation, it additionally reemphasizes the the most important position performed by way of racial ideology in settling on the guidelines and practices of the 3rd Reich. Bendersky paints a desirable photo of ways regular electorate negotiated their method via either the threatening energy at the back of definite Nazi guidelines and the robust enticements to acquiesce or collaborate. His vintage remedy presents a useful review of an issue that keeps its ancient importance and modern value.

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Download E-books Heidegger, History and the Holocaust (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy) PDF

By Mahon O'Brien

Heidegger, heritage and the Holocaust is a crucial contribution to the longstanding debate referring to Martin Heidegger's organization with nationwide Socialism. even though a tough subject, this bold new paintings strikes the total debate at the Heidegger controversy forward.

Following Being and Time Heidegger expands on his suggestion of authenticity and comparable notions comparable to historicity and discusses the potential for an real Dasein of a humans alongside structurally constant strains to his account of authenticity in Being and Time. O'Brien argues that an analogous problems which seem to hamstring the early account of authenticity additional impact the idea of an actual Dasein of a humans; Heidegger's political myopia within the thirties can hence be attributed to an underlying failure to come back to phrases with a few of the problems mentioned during this learn. O'Brien concedes that Heidegger's philosophy is encouraged via its old interval and context yet argues that, notwithstanding inflammatory, Heidegger's rhetoric can't be easily decreased to crude Nazi jingoism.

This booklet is a certainly philosophical method of the Heidegger controversy and a much-needed second look of his principles and influences.

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Download E-books The Law in Nazi Germany: Ideology, Opportunism, and the Perversion of Justice (Vermont Studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust) PDF

whereas we frequently are likely to think about the 3rd Reich as a sector of lawlessness, the Nazi dictatorship and its regulations of persecution rested on a criminal origin set in position and maintained by way of judges, attorneys, and civil servants proficient within the legislations. This quantity bargains a concise and compelling account of ways those clever and welleducated lawyers lent their talents and information to a process of oppression and domination. The chapters handle why German attorneys and jurists have been interested in Nazism; how their aid of the regime resulted from a mixture of ideological conviction, careerist opportunism, and legalistic selfdelusion; and whether or not they have been held answerable for their Nazi-era activities after 1945. This ebook additionally examines the reports of Jewish attorneys who fell sufferer to anti-Semitic measures. the quantity will entice students, scholars, and different readers with an curiosity in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and the heritage of jurisprudence.

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Download E-books The Third Reich in History and Memory PDF

Within the seventy years because the dying of the 3rd Reich, there was an important transformation within the ways that the fashionable international is aware Nazism. during this wonderful and eye-opening assortment, Richard J. Evans, the acclaimed writer of the Third Reich trilogy, bargains a severe observation on that transformation, exploring how significant alterations in point of view have trained examine and writing at the 3rd Reich in contemporary years.

Drawing on his such a lot extraordinary writings from the final twenty years, Evans finds the moving views on Nazism's upward thrust to political energy, its monetary intricacies, and its subterranean extension into postwar Germany. Evans considers how the 3rd Reich is more and more seen in a broader foreign context, as a part of the age of imperialism; discusses the becoming emphasis at the greater financial and cultural conditions of the period; and emphasizes the advance of analysis into Nazi society, rather within the figuring out of Nazi Germany as a political process in keeping with well known approval and consent. Exploring the complicated dating among reminiscence and historical past, Evans additionally issues out the areas the place the starting to be have to confront the misdeeds of Nazism and divulge the complicity of these who participated has resulted in crude and sweeping condemnation, whilst as a substitute historians may be making cautious distinctions.

Written with Evans' sharp-eyed perception and frequently compelling type, those essays supply a summation of the collective cultural reminiscence of Nazism within the current, and recommend the measure to which reminiscence needs to be subjected to the shut scrutiny of history.

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Download E-books Artists for the Reich: Culture and Race from Weimar to Nazi Germany PDF

By Joan L. Clinefelter

While we regularly take into consideration gifted artists fleeing the clutches of the Nazi regime--forced out or sickened by way of the strictures positioned upon them--we hardly examine these artists who willingly stayed at the back of. this can be the 1st accomplished remedy of the German artwork Society, a gaggle of artists, authors and right-wing activists who actively embraced Nazism. Theses artists have usually been brushed off as a lunatic fringe, however the writer argues that they have been actually instrumental in scuffling with modernist paintings in protection of what they considered as the German cultural culture. Drawing on formerly missed archival fabric, Clinefelter unearths cultural continuities that reach from the Wilhelmine Empire in the course of the Weimar Republic into the 3rd Reich and elucidates how theses artists promoted Nazi tradition "from below."

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Download E-books Der Hinrichter: Roland Freisler, Morder im Dienste Hitlers PDF

By Helmut Ortner

Hauptbeschreibung
"? verpflichtet allein dem Gesetz, verantwortlich vor Gott und ihrem Gewissen" - die Worte, mit denen die neuen Richter des Volksgerichtshofes 1934 eingeführt wurden, sind der blanke Hohn. Denn das Sondergericht entwickelte sich besonders unter dem Vorsitz des hochintelligenten Psychopathen Roland Freisler zur effizientesten Mordmaschine der NS-Justiz. Erklärtes Ziel des Gerichtshofes struggle es, tatsächliche oder vermeintliche Widerständler gegen das Regime zu vernichten. Freisler demütigte die Angeklagten in abstoßenden Schauprozessen und zeichnete für rund 2600 Todesurteile verantwortlich, darunter die Mitglieder der Widerstandsgruppe Weiße Rose und die Attentäter des 20. Juli 1944. Der Buchautor und Journalist Helmut Ortner beschreibt bestechend klar sowohl die Entstehung, Entwicklung und abstoßende Urteilspraxis des NS-Tribunals wie auch die Karriere, das Wirken und den Tod des "Blutrichters" Roland Freisler.

Biographische Informationen
Helmut Ortner, geb. 1950, ist Buchautor, Journalist und langjähriger Mitarbeiter der Zeitschrift ?Cicero?. Von ihm erschienen u.a. die Sachbücher ?Der einsame Attentäter. Georg Elser - Der Mann, der Hitler töten wollte? und ?Fremde Feinde - Der Fall Sacco & Vanzetti?. Seine Bücher wurden in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt.

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"Es gelingt Ortner, den unfassbaren Dämon Freisler zur funktionierenden Todesinstanz in der realen Welt des Schreckens zurück zu verwandeln." Der Spiegel

"Das Buch ist wichtig, lebenswichtig für unsere Demokratie." Zeitschrift für Rechtspolitik

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Download E-books Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust, Second Edition PDF

This stirring selection of diaries written through adolescents, elderly twelve to twenty-two years, in the course of the Holocaust has been absolutely revised and up-to-date. many of the writers have been refugees, others have been in hiding or passing as non-Jews, a few have been imprisoned in ghettos, and approximately all perished earlier than liberation. This seminal nationwide Jewish ebook Award winner preserves the impressions, feelings, and eyewitness reportage of teens whose money owed of day-by-day occasions and sometimes unforeseen options, rules, and emotions serve to deepen and complicate our realizing of existence throughout the Holocaust.
 
the second one paperback variation features a new preface by way of Alexandra Zapruder analyzing the book’s heritage and effect. concurrently, a multimedia version includes a wealth of latest content material in quite a few media, together with photos of the writers and their households, photos of the unique diaries, art made by means of the writers, old records, thesaurus phrases, maps, survivor testimony (some to be had for the 1st time), and video of the writer instructing key passages. additionally, an in-depth, interdisciplinary curriculum in historical past, literature, and writing built by means of the writer and a workforce of lecturers, operating in cooperation with the tutorial association dealing with historical past and Ourselves, is now to be had to aid use of the publication in heart- and high-school classrooms.

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Download E-books Hitler's Gift: The True Story of the Scientists Expelled by the Nazi Regime PDF

Between 1901 and 1932, Germany received a 3rd of all of the Nobel Prizes for technology. With Hitler's upward push to strength and the creation of racial legislation, beginning with the exclusion of all Jews from nation associations, Jewish professors have been pressured to depart their jobs, which closed the door on Germany’s fifty-year checklist of worldwide supremacy in technological know-how. of those greater than 1,500 refugees, fifteen went directly to win Nobel Prizes, numerous co-discovered penicillin—and extra of them grew to become the driver in the back of the atomic bomb project.

In this revelatory booklet, Jean Medawar and David Pyke inform numerous gripping person tales of emigration, rescue, and break out, together with these of Albert Einstein, Fritz Haber, Leo Szilard, etc. a lot of this fabric used to be accumulated via interviews with greater than twenty of the surviving refugee students, with a purpose to rfile for historical past the stairs taken after Hitler’s coverage was once enacted. As one refugee pupil wrote, “Far from destroying the spirit of German scholarship, the Nazis had unfold all of it over the realm. in basic terms Germany was once to be the loser.”

Hitler’s Gift is the tale of the lads who have been compelled from their place of origin and went directly to revolutionize some of the clinical practices that we depend on this present day. event firsthand the tales of those geniuses, and examine not just how their deportation affected them, yet the way it bettered the area that we are living in today.

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