The end : Hitler's Germany, 1944-45 / Ian Kershaw.

Author
Other titles
  • End : Germany, 1944-45
Published
  • London ; New York : Allen Lane 2011
Physical description
xxii, 564 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 9780713997163
  • 0713997168
Notes
  • Simultaneously published with different subtitle: "The end : the defiance and destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945." New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-532) and index.
  • English.
Contents
  • Going down in flames : Shock to the system -- Collapse in the West -- Foretaste of horror -- Hopes raised -- and dashed -- Calamity in the East -- Terror comes home -- Crumbling foundations -- Implosion -- Liquidation -- Anatomy of self-destruction.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • The last months of the Second World War were a nightmarish time to be alive. Unimaginable levels of violence destroyed entire cities. Millions died or were dispossessed. By all kinds of criteria it was the end: the end of the Third Reich and its terrible empire but also, increasingly, it seemed to be the end of European civilization itself. In his gripping, revelatory new book Ian Kershaw describes these final months, from the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944 to the German surrender in May 1945. The major question that Kershaw attempts to answer is: what made Germany keep on fighting? In almost every major war there has come a point where defeat has loomed for one side and its rulers have cut a deal with the victors, if only in an attempt to save their own skins. In Hitler's Germany, nothing of this kind happened: in the end the regime had to be stamped out town by town with a level of brutality almost without precedent. As the Allies closed in on every front extraordinary efforts were made by Hitler and his key 'paladins' to keep fighting way beyond the point where any rational plan for victory had vanished. A system based on terror, which had for years ravaged the countries conquered by the Nazis, was now visited on the Germans themselves. Both a highly original piece of research and a gripping narrative, The End makes vivid an era which still deeply scars Europe. It raises the most profound questions about the nature of the Second World War, about the Third Reich and about how ordinary people behave in extreme circumstances. - Publisher.

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