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Routledge Library Editions: Responding to Fascism: 12-Volume set

Routledge Library Editions reprints a distinguished selection of important texts published in the field over the last century.

The rise of fascism in Europe ultimately plunged the world into war and brought about the horrors of the holocaust. This collection of contemporary and near contemporary works represents some of the diversity of response as the English speaking world struggled to come to terms with the political upheaval.

This collection:

• spans a wide range of works and includes translations from French, Italian and German

• Includes a diverse range of authors, spanning from activists through academics to apologists.


• In Enter Mussolini and The Rise of Italian Fascism leading anti-fascist writers chart the establishment of a fascist state in Italy and offer telling insights into the nature and future of fascism.

• In The Spanish Tragedy, Dutch writer Jef Last recounts his experience, which ends in disillusionment with Stalin and the Soviet Union.

• Hitler’s Official Programme is a translation of official Nazi documents, which a contemporary review describes as ‘a declaration of war by barbarism on civilization’.

• In Norman Hillson’s I Speak of England the author offers a sympathetic description of a journey through Germany, highlighting the success of economic reconstruction under Hitler.

• German Literature through Nazi Eyes and Higher Education in Nazi Germany examine the impact of the Nazis on culture and education.

• Straight On includes an account of Red Cross work in Belsen and Auschwitz, perhaps the most moving and tragic of the many responses to fascism.

This multivolume collection by leading authors in the field presents a unique opportunity to gain comprehensive coverage of all aspects of this tumultuous period in history.

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