Hitler's Social Revolution

Class and Status in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939

David Schoenbaum (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

Beginning with Germany's social situation after World War I, David Schoenbaum shows how Hitler improvised a program that apparently offered something to everyone--above all, the mirage of a classless society.

In fact, the gap between the ideology of the Reich and its actual character was enormous. But under the spell of the mirage, the will to resist was undermined by an accelerating process of social disintegration.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 1997
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31554-7
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 352 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Schoenbaum's thesis--that German society committed suicide by concurrently using the means of industrial society to achieve its goal of destroying industrial society . . . constitutes an interpretation of major historiographical significance.” — Choice

“Valuable and impressive. . . . A genuinely new contribution to historical understanding.” — Economist

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