Bibliography: Third Reich

The Demise of the Weimar Republic

  • Feldman, Gerald D. The Great Disorder: Politics, Economics, and Society in the German Inflation, 1914-1924. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • James, Harold. The German Slump: Politics and Economics, 1924-1936. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986.
  • Nicholls, Anthony James. Weimar and the Rise of Hitler. 4th ed. Houndmills: Macmillan Press, 2000.
  • Sneeringer, Julia. Winning Women’s Votes: Propaganda and Politics in Weimar Germany. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2002.
  • Turner, Henry Ashby. Hitler’s Thirty Days to Power: January 1933. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996.


Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP)

  • Evans, Richard J. The Coming of the Third Reich. New York: Penguin Press, 2004.
  • Hamann, Brigitte. Hitler’s Vienna: A Dictator’s Apprenticeship. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Jones, Larry Eugene. German Liberalism and the Dissolution of the Weimar Party System, 1918-1933. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.
  • Kershaw, Ian. Hitler. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.


Policies of the Third Reich

  • Evans, Richard J. The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939. New York: Penguin Press, 2005.
  • Hayes, Peter. Industry and Ideology: IG Farben in the Nazi Era. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  • Helmreich, Ernst Christian. The German Churches Under Hitler: Background, Struggle and Epilogue. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1980.
  • Leitz, Christian. Nazi Foreign Policy, 1933-1941: The Road to Global War. London: Routledge, 2004.
  • Mason, Timothy W., and Jane Caplan. Social Policy in the Third Reich: The Working Class and the National Community. Providence: Berg, 1993.
  • Overy, R. J. War and Economy in the Third Reich. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994.
  • Schoenbaum, David. Hitler’s Social Revolution; Class and Status in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939. Garden City: Doubleday, 1966.
  • Shore, Zachary. What Hitler Knew: The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Tooze, J. Adam. The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy. New York: Viking, 2007.
  • Watt, Donald Cameron. How War Came: The Immediate Origins of the Second World War, 1938-1939. New York: Pantheon Books, 1989.
  • Weinberg, Gerhard L. The Foreign Policy of Hitler’s Germany: Starting World War II, 1937-1939. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.


The Holocaust

  • Bergen, Doris L. War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust. 2nd ed. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.
  • Bloxham, Donald. Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Chamberlin, Brewster S., Marcia Feldman, and Robert H. Abzug. The Liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps 1945: Eyewitness Accounts of the Liberators. Washington, D.C.: United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 1987.
  • Goodell, Stephen, Kevin A. Mahoney, and Sybil Milton. 1945: The Year of Liberation. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1995.
  • Hilberg, Raul. The Destruction of the European Jews. Rev. ed. 3 vols. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1985.
  • Mikhman, Dan. Holocaust Historiography: A Jewish Perspective: Conceptualizations, Terminology, Approaches, and Fundamental Issues. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2003.
  • Sofsky, Wolfgang. The Order of Terror: The Concentration Camp. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.
  • Stone, Dan. The Historiography of the Holocaust. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
  • Taylor, Telford. The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials: A Personal Memoir. New York: Knopf, 1992.


Culture and Society in the Third Reich

  • Adam, Peter. Art of the Third Reich. New York: H.N Abrams, 1992.
  • Baird, Jay W. Hitler’s War Poets: Literature and Politics in the Third Reich. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Bergmeier, H. J. P. and Rainer E. Lotz. Hitler’s Airwaves: The Inside Story of Nazi Radio Broadcasting and Propaganda Swing. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.
  • Boswell, Matthew. Holocaust Impiety in Literature, Popular Music and Film. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Currid, Brian. A National Acoustics Music and Mass Publicity in Weimar and Nazi Germany. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006.
  • Etlin, Richard A. Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
  • Karina, Lilian and Marion Kant. Hitler’s Dancers: German Modern Dance and the Third Reich. New York: Berghahn Books, 2003.
  • Maier-Katkin, Birgit. Silence and Acts of Memory: A Postwar Discourse on Literature, History, Anna Seghers, and Women in the Third Reich. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2007.
  • Petropoulos, Jonathan. The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Schmitz, Helmut. German Culture and the Uncomfortable Past: Representations of National Socialism in Contemporary Germanic Literature. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001.
  • Schoeps, Karl-Heinz. Literature and Film in the Third Reich. Rochester: Camden House, 2004.
  • Stibbe, Matthew. Women in the Third Reich. London: Arnold, 2003.


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