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JGSS
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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by JGSS » 09 Sep 2021 00:04

I recently started reading Cross of Iron by John Mosier. A very detailed and thorough book on the German Army from pre WW1 to WW2. I found something very interesting, that thousands of Jews where serving in the Army and where granted exceptions by the Party. They where protected by their fellow comrades. Many where officers.

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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by Nadiyanoor09 » 11 Oct 2021 07:00

Good blog. I need this type of content.The reference should include a brief summary of the work, and why you think other readers would find it useful.

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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by VladSub » 13 Oct 2021 08:39

If anybody is interested in the history of everyday life, there is a nice book by Tatyana Timofeeva. "We lived an ordinary life...?" based on interviews with Berliners. It is mostly dedicated to the changes in everyday life in the Third Reich and their perception of these changes. Unfortunately, it wasn't translated, as far as I know...
https://www.goodreads.com/ru/book/show/ ... -30-40--xx

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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by VladSub » 13 Oct 2021 08:49

Another great work is "LTI" by Victor Klemperer. About linguistic changes under Hitler. Klemperer lived in Germany and shares his own experience of dealing with Hitler's regime. It's not strictly academic, but very interesting.
https://www.amazon.com/Language-Third-R ... 0826491308

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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by Epicblue » 30 Nov 2021 13:37

Regarding the matter of life during the last days of the Reich, Anthony Read and David Fisher's The Fall of Berlin is absolutely staggering for a wide outline. It's loaded with observer records, and subtleties on everything from the shade of apportion cards for every sort of food to the purposeful publicity Berliners heard on the radio each day - and as intelligible as a decent book!

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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by sailorsam » 04 Jun 2023 20:30

https://www.amazon.com/Jackboot-History ... oks&sr=1-7

I read this a few years ago. more a history of the German army, emphasis on the infantry soldiers, not just WWII era.
good book.
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