This accessible and authoritative dictionary provides a full background to the rise of Nazism and the role of Germany in the Second World War.
There is full coverage of the major figures from Nazi politics, arts and industry, the Nazi State, the Final Solution and the Nuremberg trials. Other entries include art, cinema and theatre in the Third Reich, the role of education, homosexuality and youth resistance. There are also pieces on diverse aspects of the politics and operations of the Nazi Party, the SS and the Gestapo, on the economic climate and on the corruption of the Nazi leaders, including the secret purges they carried out and their own rise to power.
Many entries are in the form of concise essays, with a chronology and appendices covering military campaigns in Europe, making this Dictionary invaluable to the student of history and to the wide audience of general readers curious to know more about this extraordinary period of the twentieth century.