The German People versus Hitler (RLE Responding to Fascism)
Routledge – 2010 – 372 pages
The extent to which the Nazi regime was truly representative of the German people was a key issue for external commentators. First published in 1940, The German People versus Hitler sets out to prove that the identification of ‘Germany and the Third Reich, Germanism and Nazism, the German people and the Nazi Party’ is a fallacy. It identifies widespread sources of opposition to the Nazi regime from all strata, including the Church and from the former socialist parties.
Part 1: Background 1. The Historical Background 2. The Socialists go Underground Part 2: Elements of Opposition 3. Socialist Underground Work 4. "Illegal" Literature 5. The Opposition from the Confessional Church 6. The Opposition from the Catholics 7. The Opposition from the Peasants 8. The Opposition from the Craftsmen and Shopkeepers 9. The Opposition from Conservative Quarters 10. Nazi Opposition 11. Student Opposition 12. The Opposition from Women 13. The Jews 14. Efforts towards Unity 15. The Nazi Reply to Opposition Part 3: Historical Survey 16. The First Five Years 17. Austria 18. Munich 19. Concerted Action 20. Czech Interlude 21. The Last Phase Part 4: The War 22. The War Appendix I Casualty List Appendix II Culture Driven From the Reich Bibliography