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The Resource An iron wind : Europe under Hitler, Peter Fritzsche

An iron wind : Europe under Hitler, Peter Fritzsche

Label
An iron wind : Europe under Hitler
Title
An iron wind
Title remainder
Europe under Hitler
Statement of responsibility
Peter Fritzsche
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a prize-winning historian, a vivid account of German-occupied Europe during World War II that reveals civilians' struggle to understand.
Biographical or historical data
Peter Fritzsche is the W. D. & Sarah E. Trowbridge Professor of History at the University of Illinois. The author of nine books, including the award-winning Life and Death in the Third Reich, he lives in Urbana, Illinois.
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Fritzsche, Peter
Dewey number
940.534
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hitler, Adolf
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Civilians in war
  • Violence
  • War and society
  • Second World War
  • Genocide & ethnic cleansing
  • Social & cultural history
  • European history
  • Warfare and Defence
  • Second World War
  • Modern warfare
  • Genocide & ethnic cleansing
  • Social & cultural history
  • European history
  • Europe
Summary expansion
World War II reached into the homes and lives of ordinary people in an unprecedented way. Civilian men, women, and children made up the vast majority of those killed by the war, and the conflict displaced millions more. On Europe's home fronts, the war brought the German blitzkrieg, followed by long occupations and the racial genocide of the Holocaust. In An Iron Wind, historian Peter Fritzsche draws on diaries, letters, and other first-person accounts to show how civilians in occupied Europe struggled to understand this terrifying chaos. As the Third Reich targeted Europe's Jews for deportation and death, confusion and mistrust reigned. What were Hitler's aims? Did Germany's rapid early victories mark the start of an enduring new era? Was collaboration or resistance the wisest response to occupation? How far should solidarity and empathy extend? And where was God? People tried desperately to answer such questions and make sense of the horrors around them, but the stories they told themselves often justified a selfish indifference to their neighbors' fates. Piecing together the broken words of World War II's witnesses and victims--probing what they saw and what they failed to see--Fritzsche offers a haunting picture of the most violent conflict in modern history
Target audience
general
Label
An iron wind : Europe under Hitler, Peter Fritzsche
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardback. Cloth over boards
Contents
Introduction 1. Talk in Wartime 2. Hitler Means War! 3. A New Authoritarian Age? 4. Living with the Germans 5. Journey to Russia 6. The Fate of the Jews 7. The Life and Death of God 8. The Destruction of Humanity 9. Broken Words
Control code
9780465057740
Dimensions
24x16x3 cm.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9780465057740
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
tbd
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
An iron wind : Europe under Hitler, Peter Fritzsche
Publication
Note
Hardback. Cloth over boards
Contents
Introduction 1. Talk in Wartime 2. Hitler Means War! 3. A New Authoritarian Age? 4. Living with the Germans 5. Journey to Russia 6. The Fate of the Jews 7. The Life and Death of God 8. The Destruction of Humanity 9. Broken Words
Control code
9780465057740
Dimensions
24x16x3 cm.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9780465057740
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
tbd
Specific material designation
regular print

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