9780241399248-0241399246-Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself: The Downfall of Ordinary Germans, 1945

Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself: The Downfall of Ordinary Germans, 1945

ISBN-13: 9780241399248
ISBN-10: 0241399246
Author: Huber, Florian
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Allen Lane
Format: Hardcover 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780241399248
ISBN-10: 0241399246
Author: Huber, Florian
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Allen Lane
Format: Hardcover 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Huber, Florian wrote Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself: The Downfall of Ordinary Germans, 1945 comprising 272 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0241399246 and 9780241399248. Since then Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself: The Downfall of Ordinary Germans, 1945 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.69 or rent at the marketplace.

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The German bestseller on the final days of Nazi Germany

One of the last untold stories of the Third Reich is that of the extraordinary wave of suicides, carried out not just by much of the Nazi leadership, but by thousands of ordinary Germans, in the war's closing period. Some of these were provoked by straightforward terror in the face of advancing Soviet troops or by personal guilt, but many could not be explained in such relatively straightforward terms.

Florian Huber's remarkable book, a bestseller in Germany, confronts this terrible phenomenon. Other countries have suffered defeat, but not responded in the same way. What drove whole families, who in many cases had already withstood years of deprivation, aerial bombing and deaths in battle, to do this?

In a brilliantly written, thoughtful and original work, Huber sees the entire project of the Third Reich as a sequence of almost overwhelming emotions and scenes for many Germans. He describes some of the key events which shaped the period from the First World War to the end of the Second, showing how the sheer intensity, allure and ferocity of Hitler's regime swept along millions. Its sudden end was, for many of them, simply impossible to absorb.

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