Defying hitler follows the underground network of germans who believed standing against the fuhrer to be more important than their own survival. This book, published under the pseudonym sebastian haffner which he used for the rest of his life, procured his release from internment in the summer of 1940. A memoir by sebastian haffner available from rakuten kobo. Defying hitler audiobook free defying hitler free books. Raimund pretzel 27 december 1907 2 january 1999, better known by his pseudonym sebastian haffner, was a german journalist and author. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. This fresh and astute account offers a unique perspective on this era of twentiethcentury history. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading defying hitler. Spanning the period from 1907 to 1933, it offers a unique perspective on how the average educated german grappled with the rise of hitler, the growing. Defying hitler by sebastian haffner translated from the german by oliver pretzel.
Defying hitler by sebastian haffner overdrive rakuten. Their bravery is astonishinga schoolgirl beheaded by the gestapo for distributing antinazi fliers. An enthralling work of popular history that vividly resurrects the web of everyday germans who resisted nazi rule. No matter how small the act, the danger was the sameany display of defiance was met with arrest, interrogation, torture, and even death.
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Sebastian haffner was the pen name of a germanborn journalist named raimund pretzel who fled germany for england in 1938 and became known as a british journalist and historian during and after the war. Defying hitler is the most penetrating examination of the rise of the nazi movement, written secretly by a german citizen who survived the horrors of living in germany throughout the second world war. Going beyond the reliance on a freudian interpretation of hitlers personality, schwaab employs his knowledge of abnormal psychology to penetrate the paranoid world of hitler and to demonstrate the depth of his mental disturbance. Defying hitler takes place over twentysix years and serves as an attempt to characterize the rise of national socialism as a manifestation of the german populations interwar apathy and collective trauma. His focus was specifically on the history of the german reich 18711945. Defying hitler by sebastian haffner translated from the german by oliver. Haffner describes, from the perspective of an ordinary person, the response to the reichstag fire, the inaction of opposing leaders, the meek surrender of communist and centrist popular militia, the jewish boycott, and the steady erosion of freedom amid surface normality. The first, as haffners son notes in an afterword, is to provide persuasive.739 187 874 1417 414 435 97 1146 11 1142 1518 322 757 1528 78 212 1357 1344 680 73 415 510 1511 791 409 53 383 645 1270 205 1364 1281 1213 1404 41 1316