The Racial State: Germany 1933-1945

The Racial State: Germany 1933-1945 Review

Between 1933 and 1945 the Nazi regime in Germany tried to restructure a class society along racial lines. This book reveals the ideas and institutions behind the regime's mission, and shows how Nazi policy affected various groups of people, victims a...

Title:The Racial State: Germany 1933-1945
Edition Language:English

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  • Lewis Weinstein

    Demonstrates clearly that Hitler's objective of eliminating the Jews from Germany was central to his thinking from the very beginning. He believed that Germany could not be great so long as Jews were ...

  • Katherine Addison

    This is dry and slow going, but a fascinating read. It's an examination of Nazi social policy through the lens of their crazy racist ideology. The authors get points for putting words like "Aryan" and...

  • Siria

    An overview of the history of Nazi racial ideology and how it was translated into the laws which systematically discriminated against all those who were not properly 'Aryan'—including Jews, Roma, Si...

  • Will

    Really interesting book, the ideas of which I felt compelled to discuss with my friends. The central premise is that Germany under National Socialism was a racial, not a class-based state, and that th...

  • IWB

    From its inception in 1933 to its demise in 1945, Germany’s Nazi regime undertook a systematic restructuring of society based on racial criteria. Burleigh and Wippermann’s book, The Racial State: ...

  • Somer Schaffer

    Very interesting read. Easy to comprehend while also going in depth. Love the pictures throughout. :)...

  • Justin Rose

    The authors' premise that the objective of Third Reich was to change the class structure of Germany from socially based to racially based is convincing. The Racial State succeeds in persuading readers...

  • Brad Hart

    A very eye-opening book. The author is a bit wordy, but it is worth it....

  • Inknscroll

    This book was recommended in one of the "Bookmarks" magazine's issues of either: (Nov/ Dec 2007) or (Jan/ Feb 2008)....