Life in the Third Reich: Daily Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945

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  • Title: Life in the Third Reich: Daily Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
  • Author: Paul Roland
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Life in the Third Reich draws extensively on interviews, letters and diaries from the earliest days of the Nazi Party to the final hours of the thousand year Reich to reveal how the Hitler cult influenced and corrupted every aspect of life, from education, health, business, the press, the judicial system and the Church to sport, culture, work and the family.It reveals theLife in the Third Reich draws extensively on interviews, letters and diaries from the earliest days of the Nazi Party to the final hours of the thousand year Reich to reveal how the Hitler cult influenced and corrupted every aspect of life, from education, health, business, the press, the judicial system and the Church to sport, culture, work and the family.It reveals the stark contrast between the myth of One People, One Fuhrer perpetuated by Nazi propaganda and the harsh realities of life in a dictatorship.Life in the Third Reich challenges the popular view of Nazi Germany as a nation united behind their despotic leader and asks What would you have done Would you have behaved any differently if you had lived in Hitler s Germany

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    1. In terms of fact, this book was fascinating. So much of what we read about World War II deals with the Nazi party itself and the leaders, civil servants and military personnel that were instrumental in the progress of the conflagration. But we are often left wondering why the general population went along with it. Why didn't anyone protest? Were they truly supportive of Hitler or were people secretly disillusioned but too afraid to speak? Through a combination of fact and personal accounts, this [...]

    2. This is a fascinating read. Anyone with any interest in WII or history in general should read this. I loved how this was truly about the daily life of normal people in the time of the Third Reich. If you've ever wondered how Germany got to the point of Nazism and how average people reacted to it, read this. I can't recommend it highly enough. **I received this copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

    3. How could a civilized country like Germany allow Hitler and the Nazis to wreak havoc on the world? Life in the Third Reich by Paul Roland explores reasons why.A lack of civil courage was as much to blame for Hitler’s rise as uncritical adoration by his supporters. The Nazis came to power using lies and dishonest means. They had suffered serious reverses in the 1932 Reichstag elections. If industrialists and bankers had withdrawn their support, the Nazis may have imploded. Instead, their sustai [...]

    4. Some useful information.Roland does give insight into daily life in Nazi Germany, but appears to rely on other author's works on the subject rather than any new research or insightThat being said it's a good primer for anyone who would like to learn more.

    5. This was quite interesting. It was way too short, though. It was more of a basic introduction to the subject. Don't read this if you're looking for something more detailed and in-depth. It does have a very useful bibliography at the end if you are looking for more to read.

    6. It's easy to find a book on the history of WWII in Europe but somewhat fewer books are done on the lives of the average non-soldier person in Germany at that time and this book fills that needThe author notes that many people did not act against the growing Fascist menage in Germany since they felt powerless to stop what was going on. At the same time, of course, many people thought Hitler was the answer to the problems Germany was facing. He was a great speaker and people believed what he said. [...]

    7. Perhaps I was disappointed because I was expecting more from this book. Life in the Third Reich, purports itself to be a look at the daily lives of people living under the tyranny of Nazi Germany. However, the daily life of your average citizen is skimmed over and the author instead relies on a series of anecdotes that touch on individual aspects, without ever really diving into them. Interesting only if you haven't read much about WWII. It's more of a collection of anecdotes pulled from various [...]

    8. Worth reading - focuses on what daily life in the Third Reich was like to the average German (just as the title promises). It brings home the message that the Third Reich was a totalitarian state where something as simple as disagreeing with the official party line was, at least in the war years, punishable by death. It also made it clear that, in spite of saying otherwise, the family unit was purposefully eroded in order to gain control over each and every individual, including kids who were in [...]

    9. I got this at a big discount, even though I was suspicious: how can you cover such an issue (twelve pivotal years' worth of "daily life") in 240 pages? That's something that could take up multiple volumes.And indeed, my suspicion was proven correct; the book is very superficial. Yes, it's filled with interesting details. Yes, many interesting anecdotes. But the aspects of "daily life" are haphazardly thrown in together with no real effort in organising them (despite the chapter titles, the subje [...]

    10. Pure Anti-Nazi Propaganda trashThe author completely fails to provide concrete statistics and references explaining Nazi Germany’s rapid rise out of economic crises and popular support for Hitler. A very biased write and hate-driven propaganda trash!

    11. A Good ReadA very interesting and informative book. I appreciate the attempt to understand how average people lived and endured before and during the war. The stories of families was especially revealing. As a historian, this is my way of writing history.

    12. Short, well written bookThis is a well written and organized book giving exams of daily life in WWII Germany. I found it a fast and easy read. I wish it was longer and had more details.

    13. Interesting and informative . Personal experiences were interesting and helped understand thoughts and feelings of those who lived through those times. Look forward to reading more

    14. Excellent readCovered issues that were never addressed in my other readings on the era of the Third Reich. Worth an addition read.

    15. Life at the end of the war.A good historical account of life in different cities in Germany by residents who survived the last days of the war.

    16. A quick readExcellent inclusion of first hand accounts. Explanations of why we don't know more. A very good read. Wish the book was longer.

    17. This short volume isn't uninteresting or badly written, but it is heavy with quotes (from Shirer and others), and much of it would already be familiar to the average history buff.

    18. This was an eye opener.The book showed that life for the average German was tough but fear stopped any rebellion. I enjoyed this insight.

    19. I liked it.It was a good look at the different aspects of daily life during the war. Although, it seemed to end rather abruptly.

    20. Interesting and a different viewThis is an interesting book showing the war from a different view point. Well written and engaging, easy to read if a bit shorter than I expected.

    21. A very interesting and well written book, containing a plethora of factual information and documentary evidence, including a number of interviews with a range of people who lived through the period. I would most certainly highly recommend this to anyone interested in finding out more about this period in History, including a good deal of information not actually covered in the formal history curriculum.

    22. I made a decision this year that I need to learn more about WWII, the Third Reich and the actions of both the Nazi party and the Allies, I am quite surprised but this was nota topic covered in depth at my school and I felt my knowledge which ok was still lacking somewhat. For me this book was a truly fascinating read and there were some excellent points made and I did learn quite a bit from the book. An example being that I can honestly say now after reading the book, what happened at Dresden wa [...]

    23. The title doesn't lie, if what you want is daily life during the Third Reich, that is exactly what you get. From the mundane actions of people trying to carry on with their lives, to their fears and discussions on the bleak outlook for the future, you get it all with this well-researched, complex book full of actual letters and other documentation from those who lived it. I think this book will be particularly useful to scholars of the era and for those who do not already know a lot about WWII a [...]

    24. This book delivers on the title's promise of revealing what everyday life was like in Nazi Germany. It is a good introduction to the subject for those new to it and for those more familiar, it has interesting and insightful glimpses into how ordinary Germans lived. The gems are in the minutiae.The role of American jazz music as a symbol of opposition to the regime, the lack of heating in apartments and how the government brought out the worst in people, among other things, are covered.But the hi [...]

    25. An interesting account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich as witnessed, and recounted, by those navigating a way through the daily socio-economic privations and contradictions, and all-pervasive propaganda campaigns of a paranoid regime seeking to prolong it's life.The book serves as a counterpoint to the enduring myth of the German population willingly propping up a regime which had marginalised; pulverised, and embittered all but the most ardent sympathisers. Resistance of all types form [...]

    26. Interesting - I would have preferred to give it three and a half stars, actually. It didn't quite give all the detail I was looking for, but nevertheless, well researched and written.

    27. This book describes how the German people were brainwashed into supporting Hitler's stance prior to the second world war.Later, as atrocities were perpetrated, some were so horrified and sickened that they turned away and formed resistance groups.But even after the war ended and the Nuremberg trials documented the horrors that went on, some people refused to believe anything bad had happened.Unfortunately some of the non believers are still around today.I was given a digital copy of this book by [...]

    28. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This was a truly fascinating read. It is hard to imagine what would possess people to join such a horrible belief. This book explores what made people believe Adolph Hitler and join his cult. The book is very well written and a wonderful glimpse and the history and madness of Hitler.

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