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Recommended reading on the NSDAP and government

Post by Marcus » 10 Dec 2006 11:22

The idea of this sticky is to collect recommandations on good books dealing with the NSDAP, other party organizations & Government.

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Post by Phil Nix » 10 Dec 2006 13:10

A two volume set called "The History of the Nazi Party" by Dietrich Orlow IBSN 0 7153 6183 X An excellent all round general history of the Party
"Hitler Airwaves" By Horst J.P.Bergmeier and Rainer E Lotz ISBN 0 300 06709 7
History of Nazi Broadcasting with data on the personal;ities involved and a CD of Swing Music from the war years
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Post by Helly Angel » 10 Dec 2006 14:20

The first nazi town by N.F. Hayward and D.S. Morris.
This book is about the impact of the firs revolution after WWI in Coburg, the effects of the depression and the position on Coburg between the Republican Central government in Berlin and the right-wing Nationalist state government in Munich.

Finally, the study examines the significance of events in Coburg in 1929 to the National Socialist Movement locally and nationally, as Coburg becomes the first National Socialist administration in Germany. ISBN 0-312-01245-4

Putsch! how Hitler made the revolution by Richard Hanser.
A good account about the first years of the NSDAP since 1920, the preparatives of the revolution and the coup of 8-9 november 1923. The spanish edition that I bough have not ISBN, sorry.

The NSDAP and the crisis of Agrarian Conservatism in Lower Bavaria by Him R. Holmes.
This essay is how the traditionalism peasent suported the NSDAP in the first years and the impact of the Nazi penetration in rural areas, very interesting. ISBN 0-8153-0414-5

The Nazi Party in disolution, Hitler and the Verbotzeit by US Colonel David Jablonsky.
Excelent!! this interesting book is about the NSDAP during the coup of 9 nov 23 and the period of the prohibition (1923-1924), how the Fûhrer leadered the reconstitution and the consecuent growing of the party Highly recomended. ISBN 0-7146-3322-4


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Post by Georges JEROME » 05 Jan 2007 23:58

Karl Höffkes Hitlers politische Generale Grabert
german biographical book of the Gauleiters with pics. quite good.

Andreas Schulz and Joachim Lilla Statisten in Uniform Droste
contain ALL the party and state men members of the Reichstag with very detailled biographie.

Die Führer der Provinz UVK
NS biographien aus Baden und Württemberg
33 bios with pics of the leaders of party, state and police which came from these area.

Hans Jürgen Dörscher SS und Auswartiges Amt im III Reich Ullstein
Interesting investigation inside Foreign Ministery with full of org and personal datas.

John Angolia
Cloth Insignia of the NSDAP and SA
very detailled upon clothing of the senior party men with glossy pics.

John Angolia
In the Service of the Reich
very detailled upon clothin of the senior diplomatic, governement officals and red cross

Alain Taugourdeau
Les organisations nationales socialistes 1920 1945.
Cover the party and affiliated organisation with full datas upon history, organisation.
A very usefull handbook : numerous infos are usefull for any researcher because german terms are used but the knowledge of french is a must for the explanations.

Catella Francis
a translation of the main parts of the Organisationbuch der NSDAP

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Post by Andreas Schulz » 06 Jan 2007 01:54

Raberg, Frank: Biographisches Handbuch der württembergischen Landtagsabgeordneten 1815 – 1933. W. Kohlhammer Verlag, Stuttgart 2001

- Reichstags Handbuch, VIII. Wahlperiode 1933, Berlin 1933
- Reichstags Handbuch, IX. Wahlperiode 1933, Berlin 1934
- Kienast, Ernst (Hrsg.): Der Deutsche Reichstag 1936. III. Wahlperiode, Berlin 1936
- Kienast, Ernst (Hrsg.): Der Großdeutsche Reichstag 1938. IV. Wahlperiode, Berlin 1938
- Kienast, Ernst (Hrsg.): Der Großdeutsche Reichstag 1938. IV. Wahlperiode, Nachtrag Januar 1939, Berlin 1939
- Kienast, Ernst (Hrsg.): Der Großdeutsche Reichstag. IV. Wahlperiode. Beginn am 10. April 1938. Verlängert bis zum 10. April 1943, Neuherausgabe Berlin 1943


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Post by jonas16 » 08 Feb 2007 16:40

Very interesting.

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Post by Mark Costa » 08 Feb 2007 19:02

Another great book on understanding the inner turmoil within the party and how Hitler handled it is:

Donald M. McKale --- "The Nazi Party Courts"

It examines at length the NSDAP Party Court system under Walter Buch and Wilhelm Grimm and is a good semi-biography of Buch himself.

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Hitler and Stalin

Post by Mimi » 30 Mar 2007 04:37

To understand better how the NSDAP worked and how it compared to the CP of USSR, a very good book is Hitler and Stalin, the Dictators by Richard OVERY.

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Post by R.M. Schultz » 09 May 2007 23:23

This is my working bibliography of the Kampfzeit, the period between the re-founding of the NSDAP in 1926 and the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in 1933. Though this list does include memoirs from the period it does not include biographies. This bibliography had been compiled during the course of my research from the books I have read, the bibliographies in those books, various library catalogs (primarily Hoover Institution, Library of Congress, University of Chicago).

Primary sources are marked:

Abel, Theodore Fred
Why Hitler Came To Power
with a new forward by Thomas Childers
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., London, 1986.
Original edition: Prentice-Hall, N.Y.C., 1938
Note: This book is based on hundreds of biographical essays of early NSDAP members.

Abraham, David
• The Collapse of the Weimar Republic: Political Economy and Crisis
Princeton, 1981

Allen, William Sheridan
• The Nazi Seizure of Power, The Experience of a Single Town
Quadrangle, Chicago, 19??
• “Farewell to Class Analysis in the Rise of Nazism: Comment.”
Central European History, 17, March 1984, p. 54 - 62.

Arbogast, Christine
• Herrschaftsinstanzen der württembergischen NSDAP : Funktion, Sozialprofil und Lebenswege einer regionalen NS-Elite 1920-1960
R. Oldenbourg, München, 1998.

Arminger, Gerhard
• “Involvement of German Students in NS Organizations: Based on the Archive of the Reichsstudentenführung.”
Historical Social Research, 1984, pp. 3-34.

Ascher, Abraham and Günther Lewey
• “National Bolshevism in Weimar Germany”
Social Research XXIII, Winter 1956, pp. 450-480

Bade, Wilfrid
• Deutschland erwacht : Werden, Kampf und Sieg der NSDAP / die Auswahl und künstlerische Durcharbeitung der Lichtbilder übernahm Heinrich Hoffmann
Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Altona-Bahrenfeld, 1933.

Baird, Jay W.
• To Die For Germany : Heroes in the Nazi Pantheon
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1990.

Bauer, Richard (editor)
• München, "Hauptstadt der Bewegung" : Bayerns Metropole und der Nationalsozialismus
Klinkhardt und Biermann, München, 1993.

Bayness, Norman H. (editor)
The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922- August 1939
two volumes, translated by ?,
N.Y.C., 1943

Becker, Frank
• Amerikanismus in Weimar : Sportsymbole und politische Kultur, 1918-1933
Deutscher Universitäts Verlag, Wiesbaden, 1993.

Becker , Josef (editor)
• 1933, fünfzig Jahre danach : die nationalsozialistische Machtergreifung in historischer Perspektive
Series: Schriften der Philosophischen Fakultäten der Universität Augsburg. Nr. 27
E. Vögel, München, 1983.

Bendersky, Joseph W.
• A history of Nazi Germany : 1919-1945
Nelson-Hall, Chicago, 1985.
Burnham, Chicago, 2000

Böhnke, Wilfried
• Die NSDAP im Ruhrgebiet 1920-1933
Verlag Neue Gesellschaft, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, 1974

Broszat, M.
• German National Socialism 1919 - 1945
Santa Barbara, 1966
• Die Machtergreifung : der Aufstieg der NSDAP und die Zerstörung der Weimarer Republik
Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, München, 1984.
• Hitler and the collapse of Weimar Germany
Translation of “Die Machtergreifung” with a foreword by V.R. Berghahn.
Leamington Spa; New York, Berg, 1987.

Breuer, Stefan
• Anatomie der konservativen Revolution
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 1993.

Brustein, William
• The Logic of Evil: the Social Origins of the Nazi Party, 1925 - 1933
Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1996

Buchheim, Christoph, and Redvers Garside (editors)
• After the slump : industry and politics in 1930s Britain and Germany
Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main & N.Y.C., 2000.

Burden, Hamilton T.
• The Nuremberg Party Rallies 1923 - 1939
Praeger Publishers, N.Y.C., Washington, London, 1967

Burke, Bernard V.
• Ambassador Frederic Sackett and the collapse of the Weimar Republic, 1930-1933 : the United States and Hitler's rise to power
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge & N.Y.C, 1994.

Burkert, Hans-Norbert
• "Machtergreifung" Berlin 1933
Edition A. Hentrich im Rembrandt Verlag, Berlin, 1982.

Carsten, F. L. (Francis Ludwig)
• Reichswehr und Politik.
Kipenheuer & Witsch, Cologne
• The Reichswehr and politics: 1918-1933
Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1966.

Childers, Thomas
• The Social Bases of the National Socialist Vote
Journal of Contemporary History 11, 1976, p. 17-42.

Childers, Thomas (editor)
• The Formation of the Nazi Constituency, 1919 - 1933
Croom Helm, London, 1986.
Barnes & Noble, Totowa, N.J., 1986

D'Abernon, Edgar Vincent, Viscount,
• An ambassador of peace; pages from the Viscount D'Abernon (Berlin, 1920-1926) With historical notes by Maurice Alfred Gerothwohl.
Hodder and Stoughton, ltd., London, 1929-30.

Dietrich, Otto, 1897-1952.
With Hitler on the Road to Power.
Lucas, London, 1934

Dixon, Joseph Murdock
• “Gregor Strasser and the Organization of the Nazi Party 1925 - 1932”
Doctoral Dissertation - Stanford University
University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Döring, Martin
• "Parlamentarischer Arm der Bewegung" : die Nationalsozialisten im Reichstag der Weimarer Republik
Droste, Düsseldorf, 2001.

Ehrt, Adolf
• Enfesselung der unterwelt: ein querschnitt durch die bolschewisierung Deutschlands
Eckart-verlag, Berlin-Leipzig, 1932.
• Bewaffneter Aufstand! : Enthüllungen über den kommunistischen Umsturzversuch am Vorabend der nationalen Revolution
Eckart-Verlag, Berlin, 1933.
• Totale Krise--Totale Revolution? Die "Schwarze Front" des völkischen Nationalismus.
Eckart-Verlag, Berlin, 1933.
• Communism in Germany: Communist Conspiracy on the Eve of the 1933 National Revolution
Translation of “Bewaffneter Aufstand! “
The Noontide Press, Costa Mesa, CA 1990
Note: A Nazi view of the armed and violent actions of the Red Front, from 1919 to January 1933.

Eschenburg, Theodor
• The Path to Dictatorship, 1918-1933
Translation of “Der Weg in die Diktatur” by John Conway. With an introd. by Fritz Stern.
Doubleday Anchor, Garden City, N.Y., 1966

Fanderl, Wilhelm
• Von sieben Mann zum Volk; illustrierte Geschichte der NSDAP. und SA. Mit 85 Bilddokumenten
G. Stalling, Oldenburg i. O., [c1933]

Fischer, Conan
• “Class Enemies or Class Brothers? Communist-Nazi Relations in Germany 1929 - 1933”
European History Quarterly 15, 1985, pp. 259-280
• The German Communists and the Rise of Nazism
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1991.

François-Poncet, André, 1887-1978.
The fateful years; memoirs of a French ambassador in Berlin, 1931-1938
Translated from the French by Jacques LeClercq.
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1949

Frank, Hans
Im Angesicht des Galgens
Munich, 1953.

Frank, Robert Henry
• Hitler and the National Socialist Coalition,1924 - 1932
Doctoral Dissertation - Johns Hopkins University, 1969
University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Note: This is one of the finest, most perceptive works on the NSDAP. I highly recommend this work to anyone interested in the period.

Franz, Georg
• Munich: Birthplace and Center of the NSDAP
Journal of Modern History XXIX, December 1957, pp. 326-328

Futch, Jefferson Davis
• “The United States and the Fall of the Weimar Republic: German-American Relations 1930 - 1933.”
Doctoral Dissertation - Johns Hopkins University, 1972.
Note: Futch is well known to have arch-reactionary views and this should be taken into consideration when interpreting his work.

Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945.
The early Goebbels diaries, The Journal of Joseph Goebbels from 1925-1926.
Translation from the German “Das Tagebuch von Joseph Goebbels, 1925/26 “ by Oliver Watson. With a pref. by Alan Bullock, edited by Helmut Heiber.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1962.

Göring, Hermann
• Germany reborn
Translation of “Aufbau einer Nation” by James B. Whisker
Noontide Press, Torrance, Calif., 1983.

Greenwood, H. Powys
• The German Revolution
Routledge, London, 1934

Grill, Johnpeter Horst
• “The Nazi Party’s Rural Propaganda Before 1928”
Central European History 15, 1982, p. 149 - 185.
• The Nazi movement in Baden, 1920-1945
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1983.

Gossweiler, Kurt
• Kapital, Reichswehr und NSDAP 1919-1924
Pahl-Rugenstein, Köln, 1982.

Guérin, Daniel
The Brown Plague / Travels in Late Weimar & Early nazi Germany
translated and with an introduction by Robert Schwartzwald,
Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 1994.

Hale, Oron James
• Gottfried Feder Calls Hitler to Order
Journal of Modern History XXX, December 1958, pp. 358-362

Hallgarten, G.F.W.
• “Adolf Hitler and German Heavy Industry 1931-1933.”
Journal of Economic History, Summer 1952, p. 222-246.

Hanfstängl, Ernst (“Putzi”)
Hitler: The Missing Years
Eyre & Spottswodde, London, 1957

Hayes, Peter
• “‘A Question Mark with Epaulettes?’ Kurt von Schleicher and Weimar Politics”
Journal of Modern History vol. 52, 1980, p. 35-65.

Heiden, Konrad
• A History of National Socialism
Alfred A, Knopf, N.Y.C., 1935
Note: This translation has been made from Heiden's two books, “Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus” (1932) and “Geburt des dritten Reiches” (1934).
• Der Führer. Hitler’s Rise to Power
London, 1944

Heinz, Heinz A.
• Germany's Hitler
Hurst & Blackett, ltd., London, 1934

Herzstein, Robert Edwin
• Adolf Hitler and the German Trama, 1913-1945
Perigee, N.Y.C., 1980

Hitler, Adolf
Mein Kampf, translated by R. Manheim
Houghton & Mifflin, Boston, 1941

Hitler's Second Book, the Unpublished Sequel to Mein Kampf
Translation of “Hitlers zweites Buch, Ein Dokument aus dem Jahr 1928” by Krista Smith ; forward and introduction by Gerhard L. Weinberg
Enigma Books, N.Y.C., 2003.

Hoffman, Heinrich
Hitler Was My Friend
Translated by Lt.-Col. R. H. Stevens
Burke, London, 1955

Hohenzollern, Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Prussia
• "Gott helfe unserem Vaterland" : das Haus Hohenzollern 1918-1945
Langen Müller, München, 2003.

Holborn, Hajo (editor)
• Republic to Reich: The Making of the nazi Revolution
translated by Ralph Mannheim,
Pantheon Books, N.Y.C., 1972

Horn, Wolfgang
• Führerideologie und Parteiorganisation in der NSDAP (1919-1933)
Droste Verlag, Düsseldorf, 1972

Hoyningen-Huene, Iris, Freifrau von
• Adel in der Weimarer Republik : die rechtlich-soziale Situation des reichsdeutschen Adels 1918-1933
Series: Aus dem Deutschen Adelsarchiv. Bd. 10
C.A. Starke, Limburg, 1992.

Jones, L.E.
• Between the Fronts: The German National Union of Commercial Employees from 1928 to 1933
Journal of Modern History, 48, 1976, pp. 471-2

Kaes, Antopn, Martin Day, and Edward Dimendberg
• The Weimar Republic Source-book
U. of C. Press, Berkeley, California, 1994

Kater, Michael H.
• The Nazi party : a social profile of members and leaders, 1919-1945
Blackwell, Oxford, 1983

Kaufmann, Walter H.
• Monarchism in the Weimar Republic
Bookman Associates, New York City, 1953

Kele, Max H.
• Nazis and Workers: National Socialist Appeals to German Labor 1919 - 1933
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1972

Kirsten, Holm
• "Weimar im Banne des Führers" : die Besuche Adolf Hitlers 1925-1940
Böhlau, Köln, 2001.

von Klemperer, Klemens
• Towards a Fourth Reich? The History of National Bolshevism in Germany
Review of Politics XIII, April 1951, pp. 191-210
• Germany's new conservationsim; its history and dilemma in the twentieth century.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1957.

• German incertitudes, 1914-1945 : the stones and the cathedral
Praeger, Westport, Conn., 2001.

Knight-Patterson, W.M.
• Germany From Defeat to Conquest
George Allenand Unwin, London, 1945.

Koschorke, Helmuth
• Polizei greift ein!
F. Schneider, Berlin und Leipzig, [1941]
Note: A superb pictorial album on the deployment of the Schutzpolizei between 1919 and 1934, including information and photos on riots and political violence.

Krause, Fritz, Dr. comp.
• Arbeitereinheit rettet die Republik. Dokumente u. Materialien z. Niederschlagung d. Kapp-Putsches im März 1920. Eingel. u. zusammengestellt.
Series: Marxistische Taschenbücher
Verl. Marxistische Blätter, Frankfurt/M.,(1970).

Krebs, Albert, 1899-
The infancy of Nazism: the memoirs of ex-Gauleiter Albert Krebs, 1923-1933
An edited translation of “Tendenzen und Gestalten der NSDAP” by William Sheridan Allen.
New Viewpoints, New York, 1976.
Note: This is one of these most interesting and valuable original sources. Highly recommended!

Krebs, Gerhard
• “Möller van den Bruck: Inventor of the Third Reich”
American Political Science Review 35, 1941, pp. 1085-1105

Kuenl, Reinhard
“Zur Programmatik der nationalsozialistischen Linken: Das Strasser-Programm von 1925/26 (Dokumentation)”
Vierteljahrshefte fuer Zeitgeschichte 14 (1966), pp. 317-33.
Note: This is the full text of Strasser’s Bamburg Program.

Kühnl, Reinhard
• Die nationalsozialistische Linke 1925-1930.
Hain, Meisenheim am Glan, 1966.

Lane, Barbara Miller
• Nazi Ideology: Some Unfinished Business
Central European History, VII, 1974
Note: A startling refutation of the views of Bullock, who hold that Hitler was the Nazi movement. Very insightful.

Lane, Barbara Miller and Leila J. Rupp
Nazi Ideology before 1933
introduced and translated by Barbara Miller Lane and Leila J. Rupp
University of Texas Press, Austin and London, 1978[
Note: A wonderful collection of early Nazi propaganda, well translated and edited.

Lang, Jochen von
• Die Partei : mit Hitler an die Macht und in den Untergang : ein deutsches Lesebuch
Rasch und Röhring Verlag, Hamburg, 1989.

Laqueur, Walter Z.
• Young Germany: A History of the German Youth Movement
Basic Books, N.Y.C., 1962

Lauryssens, Stan
• The Man Who Invented the Third Reich
Sutton Publishing, Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 1999
Note: A badly written, flabby yet insubstantial book.

Layton, Roland V. Jr
• “Kurt Lüdecke and I Knew Hitler: An Evaluation.”
Central European History 12, 1979, p. 372 - 386.

Leers, Johann von
• 14 Jahre Judenrepublik : die Geschichte eines Rassenkampfes
Verlag Deutsche Kultur-Wacht, Berlin, [1942?]

Lemmons, Russel
• Goebbels and Der Angriff
University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1994.

Leopold, John A.
• Alfred Hugenberg : the radical nationalist campaign against the Weimar Republic
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1977.

Lewek, Peter
• Arbeitslosigkeit und Arbeitslosenversicherung in der Weimarer Republik, 1918-1927
Series: Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Beihefte Nr. 104
F. Steiner, Stuttgart, 1992.

Liang, Hsi-huey
• Die Berliner Polizei in der Weimarer Republik
de Gruyter, Berlin / New York, 1977.
• The Berlin police force in the Weimar Republic.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1970.
Note: Includes a lot of data on political violence both from the Nazis and the Communists.

Literary Digest #115 (1933)
• “Gregor Strasser, Big Hiterite Rebel.” p. 13
Note: A startlingly correct interpretation of the Strasser Crisis that was surprisingly published in a popular magazine.

Lochner, Louis P
What About Germany
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1942
Dodd, Mead & Company, N.Y.C., 1942
Note: Lochner was the Associated Press correspondend in Berlin durring the Kampfzeit.

Loomis, C.P. and Beagle, J.A.
• The Spread of Nazism in Rural Areas.
American Sociological Review 11, 1946

Lorant, Stefan
I Was Hitler’s Prisoner
Gollancz, London, 1935

Löwenstein, Hubertus, Prinz zu
• The tragedy of a nation : Germany 1918-1934
Introduction by Wickham Steed.
Faber & Faber, London, 1934.

Lüdecke, Kurt G.W.
I Knew Hitler: The Story of a Nazi who Escaped the Blood Purge
Jarrolds, London, 1938
AMS Press, N.Y.C., 1938

Manstein, Peter
• Die Mitglieder und Wähler der NSDAP, 1919-1933 : Untersuchungen zu ihrer schichtmässigen Zusammensetzung
P. Lang, Frankfurt am Main & N.Y.C., 1989.

Manvell, Roger and Heinrich Fraenkel
• The Hundred Days to Hitler
St. Martin's Press, N.Y.C., 1974.

Maser, Werner
• Der Sturm auf die Republik; Frühgeschichte der NSDAP.
DVA, Stuttgart, 1973

Merkl, Peter H.
• Political violence under the swastika: 581 early Nazis
Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1975
Note: This book is a new analysis of the essays complied by Theodore Abel for his “Why Hitler Came To Power.”

Messman, Carla
• “Völkish Paramilitarism in the Weimar Republic: A Case Study in Power Relationships.”
Doctoral Dissertation - University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977.

Meyer, Henry Cord (editor)
• The Long Generation : Germany from Empire to Ruin, 1913 - 1945
Harper and Row, N.Y.C., Evanston, San Francisco, London, 1973.

Neville, Joseph B. Jr
• “Ernst Reventlow and the Weimar Republic: A Völkish Radical Confronts Germany’s Social Question”
Societas 7, 1977, pp. 229-251.

Noakes, Jeremy
• “Conflict and Development in the NSDAP, 1924 - 1927.”
Journal of Contemporary History 1, 1966, pp. 3 - 36.
• The Nazi party in Lower Saxony, 1921-1933
Oxford University Press, London, 1971.

Noakes, Jeremy and Geoffrey Pridham (eds.)
• Documents on Nazism, 1919-1945
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1974

Nyomarkay, Joseph
• “Factionalism in the National Socialist German Worker’s Party, 1925 - 1926: The Myth and Reality of the Northern Faction”
Political Science Quarterly 80, 1965, pp. 22-47
• Charisma and Factionalism in the nazi Party
University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1967
Note: This is the book that laid out the “charismatic leader” thesis about Hitler and the ideological bankrupcy of the NSDAP. For a completely contrary view see “Hitler and the National Socialist Coalition, 1924 - 1932 by Robert Henry Frank.
• “The Conversion of Myths into Power. The Case of the Nazi Party, 1925 - 1926.”
American Historical Review 72, 1966-67, pp. 906ff.

Pridham, Geoffrey
• Hitler's rise to power; the Nazi movement in Bavaria, 1923-1933
Hart-Davis MacGibbon, London, 1973
Harper & Row, New York, 1973.

Orlow, Dietrich
• “The Organizational History and Structure of the NSDAP, 1919-1923.”
Journal of Modern History, June 1965, pp. 214?
• History of the Nazi Party: 1919 - 1933
University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 1969
• History of the Nazi Party: 1933 - 1945
University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 1973
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1973

von Papen, Franz
Appell an das deutsche Gewissen : Reden zur nationalen Revolution. Neue Folge
Series: Stalling-Bücherei "Schriften an die Nation" #32/33
G. Stalling, Oldenburg i. O., 1933.
N.Y.C. / London, 1953.

Vom Scheitern einer Demokratie, 1930-1933.
Mainz, Hase & Koehler [1968]

Pingel, Henner
• Das Ende der Weimarer Republik : e. Antwort auf H. W. Sabais : Dokumentation e. Schriftwechsels
Robert-Schneider-Str. 73 : H. Pingel [Selbstverl.], Darmstadt, 1978.

Pool, James and Suzanne
• Who financed Hitler
Macdonald and James, London, 1979
Note:Henry Ashby Turner, Jr. (author of “German Big Business and the Rise of Hitler”) says this book is worthless, if not fraudulent.

Probst, Robert
• Die NSDAP im Bayerischen Landtag 1924-1933
P. Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 1998.

Radek, Karl, 1885-1939
“Leo Schlageter - the Wanderer into the Void”
Labour Monthly, September 1923.

Rauschning, Hermann
The Revolution of Nihilism
[British title: Germany’s Revolution of Destruction]
N.Y.C. / London, 1939.
Voice of Destruction
[British title: Hitler Speaks]
N.Y.C., 1940.
London, 1939.
Note: This book purports to be semi-verbatim accounts of Hitler’s table talk and is believed to be largely accurate.

Reichling, Norbert
• Akademische Arbeiterbildung in der Weimarer Republik / Norbert Reichling.
Münster [1983]

Reynolds, Bernard Talbot
• Prelude to Hitler
Johnathan Cape, Ltd., London, 1933

Rittberger, Volker (editor)
• 1933, wie die Republik der Diktatur erlag
Kohlhammer, Stuttgart, 1983.

Roden, Hans
• Polizei Greift Ein
Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig, 1934

Rogowski, Ronald
• “The Gauleiters and the Social Origins of Fascism.”
Comparative Studies in Society and History 19, 1977, pp. 399-430.

Rosenberg, Alfred
Mythus des xx. Jahrunderts
[The Myth of the Twentieth Century]
Eher Verlag (?), Munich, 1930.
Selected Writings
Johnathan Cape, Ltd., London, 1970.
The Memoirs of Alfred Rosenberg
with commentaries by Serge Lang and Ernest von Schenck
translated from the German by Eric Posselt
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Chicago & New York City, 1949
Note: The “commentaries” by Serge Lang and Ernest von Schenckare largely inaccurate and misleading. One must be careful when using this book to make note of which is text and which is commentary as they are differentiated by different sizes of type and are easily confounded.

Rosenhaft, Eve
• Beating the Fascists? : the German Communists and political violence, 1929-1933
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge / N.Y.C., 1983.

Rossbach, Gerhard
Mein Weg durch die Zeit: Erinnerungen unt Bekenntnisse
[“My Way Across The Era: Recollections And Confessions”]
Vereinigte Weiburger Buchdruckverein, Weiburg an der Lahn, 1950

Salomon, Ernst von, 1902-1972.
Answers to the 131 Questions of the Allied Military Government / “Fragebogen”
[German title: Der Fragebogen (“The Questionnaire”)]
translated by Constantine Fitzgibbon,
Putnam & Co., Ltd., London, 1954.

Scheck, Raffael
• Alfred von Tirpitz and German right-wing politics, 1914-1930 / Raffael Scheck.
Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., 1998.

von Schirach, Baldur
Ich glaubte an Hitler
Mosaik Verlag, Hamburg, 1967.

Schirach, Henriette von
The price of glory.
Translation of “Der Preis der Herrlichkeit” and adapted by Willi Frischauer.
F. Muller, London, 1960.

Schneider, Ulrich (Hrsg.)
• Hessen vor 50 Jahren, 1933 : Naziterror und antifaschistischer Widerstand zwischen Kassel und Bergstrasse, 1932/33
Röderberg-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 1983.

Schowalter, Dennis E.
• Little Man, What Now? Der Stürmer in the Weimar Republic
Archon Books, Hamden, Conn., 1982

Schuman, Frederick L.
• The Political Theory of German Fascism
American Political Science Review, April 1934, pp. 210-32.

Schwierskott, Hans Joachim
• Arthur Moeller van den Bruck und der revolutionäre Nationalismus in der Weimarer Republik.
Series: Gesellschaft für Geistesgeschichte. Veröffentlichungen ; Bd. 1.
Musterschmidt-Verlag, Göttingen, [1962]

Shirer, William Lawrence
• The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Simon and Schuster, New York City, 1960.

Shookman, Ellis
• “Making History in Hans Fallada’s Baürn, Bonsen unt Bomben: Schleswig-Holstein, Nazism, and the Landvolkbewegung.”
German Studies Review 13, 1990, pp. 461-480.

Smith, Bradley F.
• “Hitler and the Strasser Challenge.”
Doctoral Dissertation - University of California, Berkeley, 1957.

Social Science Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Public Administration
• Administrative redistricting in Germany since 1918; an interview with Wilhelm Cohnstaedt.
Chicago [1935]

Sontheimer, Kurt
• Antidemokratisches Denken in der Weimarer Republik; die politischen Ideen des deutschen Nationalismus zwischen 1918 und 1933.
Author:  Sontheimer, Kurt
Nymphenburger Verlagshandlun, München, [1962]
Deutscher Taschenbuch-Verlag, München, 1978.

Sörensen, Christian M.
• Politische Entwicklung und Aufstieg der NSDAP in den Kreisen Husum und Eiderstedt, 1918-1933
K. Wachholtz, Neumünster, 1995.

Sösemann, Bernhard (editor)
• Arbeitslosigkeit und Jugend : die Diskussion in den Fachzeitschriften der Weimarer Republik
Series: BBJ Consult Materialien ; 9
BBJ Verlag, Berlin, 1994.

Stachura, Peter D.
• “The Ideology of the Hitler Youth in the Kampfzeit.”
Journal of Contemporary History 8, 1973, pp. 155 - 167.
• Nazi Youth in the Weimar Republic
Clio Books, Santa Barbara, CA
• Gregor Strasser and the Rise of Nazism
George Allen & Unwin, London, January 1983
Note: A fairly solid biography, and the only one in English, unfortunately colored by the author’s bourgeois liberal viewpoint.
• Unemployment and the Great Depression in Weimar Germany
St. Martin’s Press, N.Y.C., 1986
• Political Leaders in Weimar Germany: A Biographical Study
Harvester Wheatsheaf, N.Y.C., 1993
• The German youth movement, 1900-1945 : an interpretative and documentary history
Macmillan, London, 1981.
• The Weimar era and Hitler, 1918-1933 : a critical bibliography
Clio Press Ltd., Oxford, Eng., 1977.
• The Weimar Republic and the younger proletariat : an economic and social analysis
St. Martin's Press, N.Y.C., 1989.

Stachura, Peter D. (editor)
• Unemployment and the great depression in Weimar Germany
St. Martin's Press, N.Y.C., 1986.

Stern, Fritz
• The Politics of Cultural Despair: A Study in the Rise of the Germanic Ideology
University of California Press, Berkeley & L.A., 1961

Stern, Howard
• The Organization Consul
Journal of Modern History, 35, March 1963, p. 20 - 32.

Strasser, Gregor
Freiheit unt Brot
[“Freedom and Bread”]
Kampfverlag, Berlin, n.d.
Kampf um Deutschland: Reden unt Aufsätze eines Nationalsozialistern.
[“Struggle in Germany: Speeches and essays of a National Socialist”]
Franz Eher, München, 1932.
Mein Kampf
[“My Struggle”]
Heine Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 1969.

Strasser, Otto
Ministersessel oder Revolution
[“Arm-chair-minister or Revolution”]
National Socialist, Berlin, 3rd. ed., n.d.
History in my Time
translated by Douglas Reed,
Johnathan Cape, Ltd., London, 1941.
Hitler und Ich
[“Hitler and I”]
Asmus, Constance, 1948
Hitler and I
translated from the French by Gwenda David and Erich Mosbacher,
Johnathan Cape, Ltd., London, 1940.

Strasser, Otto, and Stern, Michael
Flight From Terror
Robert M. McBride & Co., New York City, 1943.

Striefler, Christian
• Kampf um die Macht : Kommunisten und Nationalsozialisten am Ende der Weimarer Republik
Propyläen, Berlin, 1993.

Sutton, Antony C.
• Wall Street and the rise of Hitler
'76 Press, Seal Beach, Calif., 1976

Taylor, Simon
• Prelude to genocide : Nazi ideology and the struggle for power
Duckworth, London, 1985.
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1985.

Thyssen, Fritz
I Paid Hitler
Farrer, N.Y.C. & Toronto, 1941

Turner, Henry Ashby, Jr.
• “Emil Kirdorf and the Nazi Party”
Central European History, 1, 1968, p. 324-44.
• “Hitler’s Secret Pamphlet for Industrialists 1927”
Journal of Modern History, XL, 1968
• “Big Business and the Rise of Hitler
American Historical Review, 75, 1969/70, pp. 56-70
• German Big Business and the Rise of Hitler
Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 1985

Wagener, Otto
Note: Wegener was a close economic advisor to Gregor Strasser and Hitler before the Blood Purge and was briefly OSAF.
Hitler aus nächster Nähe : Aufzeichn. e. Vertrauten : 1929-1932
Ullstein; Frankfurt/M, Berlin, Wien; 1978.
Hitler: Memoirs of a Confidant
Translation of “Hitler aus nächster Nähe” by Ruth Hein
Edited by Henry Ashby Turner Jr.
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

Weinberg, Gerald L.
• “National Socialist Organization and Foreign Policy Aims in 1927” [Rudolf Hess’s letter to Walter Hewel, March 30, 1927]
Journal of Modern History, 36, December 1964, p. 428 - 433.

West, Franklin C.
• A crisis of the Weimar Republic : a study of the German referendum of 20 June 1926
Series: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society v. 164
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1985.

Westarp, Kuno Friedrich, Graf von
Am Grabe der Parteiherrschaft [microform]; Bilanz des deutschen Parlamentarismus von 1918-1932.
G. Stilke, Berlin,[1932]
Note: Count Westharp was an important leader of the centrist wing of the DNVP.

Wheaton, Elliot
• Prelude to Calamity: the nazi Revolution 1933-35
London, 1969
Note: A well written narrative history of Hitler’s coming to power.

Wheeler-Bennett, John W.
• The Nemesis of Power, The German Army in Politics 1918 - 1945
St. Martin’s Press, N.Y.C., 1954

Willett, John
• Art and politics in the Weimar period : the new sobriety, 1917-1933 / John Willett.
Pantheon Books, N.Y.C., 1978.

Winkler, H.A.
• “German Society, Hitler and the Illusion of Restoration 1930 - 33”
Journal of Contemporary History 11, 1976, p. 6

Woods, Roger
• The conservative revolution in the Weimar Republic
St. Martin's Press, N.Y.C., 1996.

Wright, Jonathan Richard Cassé
• "Above parties": the political attitudes of the German Protestant Church leadership 1918-1933
Oxford University Press, London & N.Y.C, 1974.

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Post by Puk » 14 Jul 2007 12:28

Here is a brief but very well presented history of the HJ.

Hitler Youth, The Hitlerjugend in War and Peace 1933-1945 :
Brenda Ralf Lewis
MM Amber Books Ltd, London

Good idea,

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NSDAP -Membership. Pics & Files from the Bundesarchiv

Post by RHWinter » 23 Jul 2007 09:25

One more of the german Bundesarchiv's interesting galleries: ... index.html

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Post by dietrichpiaf45 » 07 Aug 2007 09:10

Gerd Rühle's Das Dritte Reich is a period work and lacks objectivity but with eight volumes running to just under 4,000 pages is probably the most complete history there is.
Vol: * Kampfjahre 1918-1933
Vol I 1933, Vol II: 1934, Vol III: 1935, Vol IV: 1936, Vol V: 1937, Vol VI: 1938
and the last volume Das Grossdeutsche Reich because the series was curtailed by war.

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Post by R.M. Schultz » 07 Aug 2007 19:14

dietrichpiaf45 wrote:Gerd Rühle's Das Dritte Reich is a period work...

By that do you mean it was published as these events were going on?

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Post by dietrichpiaf45 » 08 Aug 2007 19:34

R.M. Schultz wrote:
dietrichpiaf45 wrote:Gerd Rühle's Das Dritte Reich is a period work...

By that do you mean it was published as these events were going on?

Yes. The party authorised Rühle to publish the books which were released by Hummel Verlag, Berlin. They came out yearly, and were envisoned (I presume) to be issued for as long as the party existed. As it is, they don't go beyond 1938. They're mostly text and then 100 pages of photos and fold out document reproductions at the back. The Nuremberg Blue Series quotes from the work on a number of occassions (3528-PS, 3458-PS, 3552-PS, 2532-PS etc.).

Das Dritte Reich (The Third Reich)

Volume* - Die Kampfjahre 1918-1933, 425 pp
Volume I - 1933, 475 pp
Volume II - 1934, 525 pp
Volume III - 1935, 525 pp
Volume IV - 1936, 500 pp
Volume V - 1937, 550 pp
Volume VI - 1938, 600 pp
Volume VII - Greater Germany 1918-1938 (special edition on the NSDAP in Austria), 430pp

The pp's are approx to the nearest ten.

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Re: Recommended reading on the NSDAP and government

Post by BaronDraco » 22 Nov 2008 06:10

This is my first post on this site so I hope I'm in the right place.
I have a reprint copy of the Organistionsbuch der NSDAP - 1943 edition. Excellent condition. I'm trying to find out what kind of price I can get for it. (I tried eBay but they wouldnt let me list it).
The book was re-printed in the mid 1970s.
Hope someone can help me out. Thanks.

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