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Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

Omer Bartov

Abstract

This study shows that the Wehrmacht was systematically involved in atrocities against the civilian population on the Eastern Front. Including quotes from letters, diaries, and military reports, this book aims to challenge the notion that the German army during World War II was apolitical and to reveal how thoroughly permeated it was by Nazi ideology. Focusing on ordinary German soldiers on the Eastern front, the book shows how government propaganda and indoctrination motivated the troops not only to fight well but to commit unprecedented crimes against humanity. This institutionalized brainwas ... More

Keywords: Wehrmacht, civilians, Eastern Front, German army, World War II, Nazi ideology, government propaganda, indoctrination, crimes against humanity, brainwashing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195079036
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079036.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Omer Bartov, author
Harvard University